Marygrace D'Andrea Hood
April 16, 1952  -  January 5, 2019

Marygrace D'Andrea Hood

Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home
508 Faust Avenue
Ozark, AL  36360
Thursday, January 10, 2019
10:00 until 11:00 A.M.
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Funeral Service
Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel
508 Faust Avenue
Ozark, AL  36360
Thursday, January 10, 2019
11:00 A.M.
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Woodlawn Memory Gardens
US Highway 231
Ozark, AL  36360
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Ozark-Dale County Humane Society
PO Box 2502
Ozark, AL  36360
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The Auburn University Foundation, COSAM Development
Nick Hood Memorial Scholarship
315 Roosevelt Concourse
Auburn, AL  36849
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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.


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  1. Judy Lee Simpson
    Cumming, GA

    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.

  2. Bill Byrd
    Prattville, AL

    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.

  3. Anne Bean Jahnke
    Edgewood, NM

    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.

  4. Sarah Szpek
    Ozark, AL

    A beautiful woman, inside and out!! So glad I had the pleasure of having her as a teacher, one I will never forget!!

  5. Tara Barlow
    Ozark, 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.

  6. Lynne Garrett Krometis
    Ozark, AL

    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Mary Grace. Sending my sincere condolences, love and prayers to the family.

  7. Brenda Howell
    Sylacauga, 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!!

  8. Earlena and Doug Marshall
    Ozark, AL

    We will miss the sweet spirit of Mary Grace. Such a kind and loving lady. Always a smile on her beautiful face.

  9. crystal cunningham
    newton, 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

  10. Cathy Dennis Beasley
    Atlanta, GA

    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.

  11. Linda Dees
    Ozark, AL

    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 Dees

    ozark, AL

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Caitlin and your family. Debbie & Kaitlin

  13. Clara Watters
    Ozark, 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!

  14. Bart and Marina Johnson
    Ozark, 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.

  15. Stacey Monk
    Crestview, FL

    Prayers for the family and friends. She was my home economics teacher at Carroll high. She will be greatly missed. Such a sweet lady.

  16. Jalessa johnson
    Midland city, AL

    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

  17. Linda Westphal
    Newton, 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.

  18. Dee Gilbert
    Ozark, 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.

  19. William J "Bill" Moore
    Enterprise, AL

    May your family and friends be comforted by the grace of God.

  20. Sheroalean Wright ruffin
    Ozark, AL

    U will be missed sleep on beautiful

  21. Jack & Janice Hyde
    San Angelo, TX

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Marygrace.
    We are praying for peace and comfort for the family.

  22. Darlene Helms
    Ozark, AL

    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.

  23. Tiffany and Evie Ragan-Scott
    Ozark, 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!

  24. Judy mclaughlin
    Ozark, AL

    Dr. Bob and I always enjoyed the D’Andrea family so much. Mary Grace was a wonderful daughter. A fine family. Judy mcLaughlin

  25. Debbie Chaves Sumrall
    Glendale, AZ

    You left this eart too soon, Mary Grace...but you are healed and happy with our Lord in will be missed...Caitlin, I pray God will cover you with His peace that passes all day at a time, sweet girl.

  26. Karen Morales
    Ozark, AL

    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.

  27. Bebe
    Atlanta, GA

    May all who are mourning the passing of Mary Grace be comforted by the sweetness of her memory. Love to all. Bebe

  28. Toni Sullivan
    Ozark, AL

    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.

  29. Janet Shinaberry
    Ozark, 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.

  30. Bryant Mixon
    Ozark, 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.

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