Mr. Carey Hood Jr.

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Mr. Carey Hood Jr, 94, passed away on May 3, 2021. Carey was born on April 24, 1927 in Tuscaloosa, AL to Carey Hood Sr and Roberta Hood.

After graduating from Mansfield Senior High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving during WWII. He was employed by the GSA, U.S Postal Service and Mansfield City Schools. He was a long time member of Mitchell Chapel AME Church and current member of Turner Chapel AME Church in Crestline and served as a Chief Stewart and Trustee at both churches. Carey was also a member of VFW Post 2815.

He is preceeded in death by his parents Carey Hood Sr and Roberta Hood; son Elvin Eugene Hood; brothers, John, Wesley, Charlie, Robert, Leon, Jerry, James, Jimmy and Bernard Hood and sisters, Mary Belle Adkinson and Norma Hawkins.

Carey is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marjorie Hood; son Michael Hood; daughter, Lesley (Paul) Simpson; sister, Dorothy Boyd; five grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter
and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 10:00am followed by Funeral Service at 11:00am Monday,May 10, 2021 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD, 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Service). Mask, Social Distancing and Tickets are required for Visitation and Funeral Interment at Mansfield Memorial Park.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Heartfelt condolences are extended to the entire Hood Family. We pray that God wraps each of you in His arms and continue to give you strength during this most difficult time.

    Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  2. Doris Howard

    Margie, so sorry for the loss of your husband. I have known you and Carey since our days on Bowman Street. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Doris Howard

  3. Dorothy Beard-Greene

    Michael and family,

    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.


  4. Loretta Hilliard

    Marjorie Hood and family you have our deepest sympathy. Herb and Loretta Hilliard

  5. John W Hood Jr..

    To my uncle JR! We shared many family memories along with my father (your brother, John W. Hood Sr). I will miss you in my life. After my father passed, you became my surrogate father from Mansfield.

    your loving, nephew

  6. Mike, sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  7. Gwen Lindsay Butler

    Sending prayers to the Hood family during this time of bereavement.

  8. Marjorie Hood and entire family, sorry for the lost of Carey, he was indeed a great friend and a loving family man, I enjoyed time with him
    Certainly he will be missed, But it’s alright now, I can her him say well done enter in your father’s house , The family have my prayers.

  9. So sorry Cuz, Love you and our prayers are going out to you and your family

  10. Allison Vanlandingham -Edmonds

    My deepest sympathy to the family..Heaven has a good solider..

  11. Donald Matthews

    God Bless you all Rip


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. PSALMS 23 KJV. THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD I SHALL NOT WANT. We love you.

  13. Tony Shoulders

    Mike, deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  14. My Dear Friend Leslie & Family

    Again my Deepest condolences to you & the entire family. Praying for you during this difficult time.

    Love Ya Friend!

  15. Tamla and Tina

    So sorry to hear Uncle JR. has went on to a better place. God Bless and our prayers are going out to you and our family. Tamla and Tina Hawkins

  16. Sending deepest sympathy to everyone. Uncle Carey was so sweet and loving. He will be missed.

    Yvonne, Ramona, Sonya and Nett Reed

  17. Lanette Conyers

    Rest in peace Uncle Carey. You and Grandma get to catch up.
    Love, your great niece

  18. Monica Kaye Harris

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to the entire family during this time. May God give you strength as you go through this difficult time. My prayers are with you all.

  19. Bill and Lisa

    Aunt Marj, Lesley, Michael, and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you love and all the virtual hugs you can handle.

  20. To Marjorie and family, my deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless and keep you.

  21. Chevvyp Porter

    He was a great man love his kind heart, wisdom and encouragement growing up in Turner chapel. I will miss him dearly, now he is at peace.. Praying comfort for his family.

  22. Phillip Simpson

    Man of strong
    Man of good thoughts
    Man of encouragement
    Man of the family
    Man of wisdom
    Very sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers with all how knew Mr. Hood and and especially for Mrs.Hood

  23. Celia Anderson Transou

    To My Family,
    My heart, love, and prayers go out to you all. My heart is heavy with this news of a very sweet, caring, loving, and spiritual man who I always referred to as Dad. I have been gone from Mansfield for a long time but there has not been a time that I have not thought of you Mom (Margie and Lesley and Michael) and the rest of my family. At this time may the words of 2 Corinthians 1, 3, 4; Isaiah 41: 10, 13 and Revelation 21:3,4 bring comfort to your hearts as we go through this life without Dad until one day we will see him and everyone we loved and lost in death again. Please know that I love you all so very much and will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. Aunt Margie, Lesley, and Michael, I just learned of Uncle Cary’s passing about ten minutes ago.

    Today is May 10th.

    I am sorry very sorry. I am glad that he lived a long life.
    I may write more later. Paula Roper

  25. Karen (Adkison) Dunson

    Dear Aunt Marj, Lesley, Michael, Aunt Dorothy and Family, Our deepest sympathy and prayers are lifted up to our almighty God for his comfort to rain down on you all now and the days, months and years to come. I miss Uncle Carey. He and Aunt Marj was there for me during moments like this in my life from the passing of my dad to my Mom (Mary Belle). Uncle Carey was so close to my Mom and looked out for her continually despite his own ailing body and then for me when she passed. I love and miss you all. I’ll miss Uncle Carey dearly. I pray God allows me to come to see you all again very soon. Karen (Adkison), Walter J Dunson, Jr and Family

  26. Charlie and Frankie Byrd

    To the Family of Bro. Carey Hood, Jr.

    May you continue to trust in the Holy Comforter who holds you in the palm of His hands.

    Blessings and Peace,

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