Marygrace D’Andrea Hood, a resident of Ozark, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at her home. She was 66.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 10, 2019 in the Earl Bankston Memorial Chapel with Father Fred Boni officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark-Dale County Humane Society, PO Box 2502, Ozark, AL 36360 or to a scholarship fund established in her son Nick’s memory, checks payable to the Auburn University Foundation, COSAM Development, 315 Roosevelt Concourse, Auburn, AL 36849. Please write Nick Hood Memorial Scholarship on the memo line.
Mrs. Hood was born in Connecticut and was a native of Ozark. She was a 1970 Graduate of Carroll High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University. Mrs. Hood was retired from the Ozark City Schools at Carroll High School where she taught home economics. She was active in the Dale County Auburn Alumni Association and the Claybank Master Gardeners. Mrs. Hood loved animals and enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Ozark. Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by her son, Nicholas Lawrence Hood; parents, Nicholas D’Andrea and Phyllis D’Andrea; her brother, Nicholas D’Andrea; mother-in-law, Evelyn Holmes and husband, Guy and father-in-law, Leon Hood.
Surviving relatives include her daughter, Caitlin Hood, Dothan; mother-in-law, Rachel Hood, Ozark; sister-in-law, Stephanie German (Jerry), nephew, Brandon German, niece, Brianna Parker and a host of family and friends.
Marygrace was always sweet and kind. I'm saddened by her death, but know that she is no longer suffering and that she is with God and members of her family.
Judy Lee SimpsonCumming, GA
I have been honored to met and know this sweet lady with the beautiful smile. You enriched my life by getting to know you for a short time. Thanks for being you.
Bill ByrdPrattville, AL
I am so profoundly sadden by your passing. I can still see your gentle smile, and hear your laugh. You were such an impactful person in my life and I will miss you.
Anne Bean JahnkeEdgewood, NM
A beautiful woman, inside and out!! So glad I had the pleasure of having her as a teacher, one I will never forget!!
Sarah SzpekOzark, AL
I'm saddened at the news of your passing. However, I know you are in a better place. You were an awesome teacher. We also shared a love for sugar gliders. You can now be reunited with Jethro. Rest in paradise.
Tara BarlowOzark, AL
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Mary Grace. Sending my sincere condolences, love and prayers to the family.
Lynne Garrett KrometisOzark, AL
May God supply your family with the peace and comfort of His loving Grace during all of your tomorrows. Know that we love you and we are here for you!!
Brenda HowellSylacauga, AL
We will miss the sweet spirit of Mary Grace. Such a kind and loving lady. Always a smile on her beautiful face.
Earlena and Doug MarshallOzark, AL
she was a kind soul i loved having her has my teacher when i was at carroll high now shes an angel within gods home blessed be the
crystal cunninghamnewton, AL
I am so saddened to learn of the loss of Marygrace. She was such a beautiful,kind, sweet and gentle person. Sending prayers for her family and the city of Ozark.
Cathy Dennis BeasleyAtlanta, GA
A very special lady who blessed many others...
Marygrace, you were meek, humble, patient, tenderhearted, so talented, kind, and caring. I treasured your wonderful friendship. I will miss you.
With sincere sympathy,
Linda DeesOzark, AL
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Caitlin and your family. Debbie & Kaitlin
DEBBIE SPIVEYozark, AL
Was shocked to hear the sad news of MaryGrace's passing..What a fine lady she was.....She will be truly missed by all....Prayers with the family during the time of sorrow....God Bless!
Clara WattersOzark, AL
If ever i knew a special angel on this earth it was MaryGrace. She was beyond amazing and left a loving and caring impression on family and friends alike. She was the most beautiful flower in her marvelous garden. Prayers and hugs to the family and friends.
Bart and Marina JohnsonOzark, AL
Prayers for the family and friends. She was my home economics teacher at Carroll high. She will be greatly missed. Such a sweet lady.
Stacey MonkCrestview, FL
Mrs.Hood was the absolute best teacher I ever had. My entire 4 years of high school I tried my best to get her class, even if I couldn’t I would always stop by and talk with her. She will be truly missed. I know for a fact she impacted the lives of many students there in a great way may she rest in heaven peacefully
Jalessa johnsonMidland city, AL
Mary Grace, smart, talented and always witty. There is solace in knowing she is standing erect and pain free and is with her son Nick.
Linda WestphalNewton, AL
A gentler, kinder soul I have not known. Mary Grace’s generosity and selflessness was an inspiration to so many of us who loved to play in the garden with her. Heaven’s gain, our loss. May your family find comfort from the Father of all mercies.
Dee GilbertOzark, AL
May your family and friends be comforted by the grace of God.
William J "Bill" MooreEnterprise, AL
U will be missed sleep on beautiful
Sheroalean Wright ruffinOzark, AL
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Marygrace.
We are praying for peace and comfort for the family.
Jack & Janice HydeSan Angelo, TX
I am deeply saddened by her passing. I will always treasure our friendship and years working together and our time as den leaders for our boys in Boy Scouts. I knew
Her love for gardening was immense.I can only can only imagine her joy in seeing God’s heavenly flower garden he has already prepared for her to enjoy. I am rejoicing knowing that she no longer suffers and is with her loved ones that have passed before her. My deepest sympathies to Caitlin and her family.
Darlene HelmsOzark, AL
Our Sweet Mary Grace! We are so sad for this Loss and send our prayers out to Caitlin. Mary Grace lived every day knowing how much she is loved. She is missed already!
Tiffany and Evie Ragan-ScottOzark, AL
Dr. Bob and I always enjoyed the D’Andrea family so much. Mary Grace was a wonderful daughter. A fine family. Judy mcLaughlin
Judy mclaughlinOzark, AL
You left this eart too soon, Mary Grace...but you are healed and happy with our Lord in Heaven....you will be missed...Caitlin, I pray God will cover you with His peace that passes all understanding...one day at a time, sweet girl.
Debbie Chaves SumrallGlendale, AZ
We will have fond memories of our dear friend Mary Grace as she was and as she was before. Such a sweet and loving person who never complained. We could all empathize with her illness and losses in her life. It is refreshing to know she is reunited with her parents, her brother Nick and her son Nick. Know you will be missed Mary Grace.
Karen MoralesOzark, AL
May all who are mourning the passing of Mary Grace be comforted by the sweetness of her memory. Love to all. Bebe
It's so hard to lose you because we've been friends for so very long. You were one of the kindest persons that I've ever known and a delight to be with. Thank you for a wonderful friendship. Rest in Peace, Mary Grace.
Toni SullivanOzark, AL
I will miss you, but I am so happy that you are at peace. a new adventure awaits! Tell Buddythedog and Joan hello for me.
Janet ShinaberryOzark, AL
Mary Grace was a wonderful lady who suffered more than anyone should. She will be remembered in our community with great love and appreciation.
Bryant MixonOzark, AL