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.

To order flowers, view video tribute and to offer condolences to The HOOD Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

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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

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen,

      Thank you. We greatly appreciate all of you for thinking of us during this time. Please continue to keep all of us in your prayers.

      Love to all of you

  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

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Doris,

      On behalf of my mother, I thank you for your thoughts and prayers and especially the years long friendship shared between her my dad and you. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

      Love to you & your family

  3. Dorothy Beard-Greene

    Michael and family,

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

    Dorothy

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Dorothy,

      Thank you for your prayers and hugs during this time. Please continue to keep all of us in your prayers.

      Love to you & your family

  4. Loretta Hilliard

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

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Mr & Mrs Hilliard

      Thank you very much. Please keep us in your prayers.

      Love to you & your family

  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
    Skip!

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Skip,

      Thank you. Daddy had a special place in his heart for you. Thank you for checking in on him and mom whenever you were in town. Your visits were always a highlight in their day.

      Love to you and Helen

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

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Willa,

      Thank you very much. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

      Love to you & your family

  7. Gwen Lindsay Butler

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

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Gwen,

      Thank you for your prayers and please continue them for us during this time.

      Love to you & your family

  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.

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Leon,

      Thank you for being a steadfast presence for my dad and mom. Your friendship will always be cherished and appreciated.

      Love to you

  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..

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Allison (Sissy)

      Thank you very much. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

      Love to you & your family

  11. Donald Matthews

    God Bless you all Rip

  12. MERRITT/ DOUGLAS/ FLUELLEN

    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.

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Teresa & family,

      Thank you very much for your calls, cards and prayers. Your care and concern will always be cherished. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

      Love to all of 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!

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Terri,

      Thank you very much for your care and concern. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

      Love to you & your family

  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

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Tamla and Tina,

      Thank you very much for your prayers, please continue to pray for us.

      Love to both of you

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

    Yvonne, Ramona, Sonya and Nett Reed

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Yvonne, Ramona, Sonya and Lanette,

      Thank you very much. Daddy always held a special place in his heart for all of you. Please, continue to keep us in your prayers.

      Love to all of you

  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.

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Billy & Lisa

      Thank you both very much. Virtual hugs received. Please, continue to keep us in your prayers.

      Love to both of you

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

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Ms. Ivy Amos,

      On behalf of my mother, brother & family, thank you. Please, continue to keep all of us in your prayers.

      Love to 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.

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Chevvyp,

      Thank you very much. Dad enjoyed you guys while you were at Turner Chapel. Definitely fun times. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

      Love to you

  22. Phillip Simpson

    Mr.Hood,
    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
    My GOD KEEP YOU SAFE.

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      P. Chris Simpson,

      Thank you very much for your kind words. Dad thought very highly of you. Please continue to keep mom and the rest of us in your prayers.

      Love to you

  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.

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Celia,

      Thank you very much for all that you have been to our family throughout the years. Mom and Daddy have many, many fond memories of you and your parents. Like you there has not been a day when we have not thought about you.
      Please, do not hesitate to reach out when you are able. (614-395-9296 my cell)

      Love you Sis,

      • Celia Anderson Transou

        Dear Leslie, My Sis,
        So many, many memories from years gone by but always in my heart. Remember when we all found out that Mom and Jamie shares the same the same birthday and I remember dad saying that we really are a family. Its going to hard but always remember the wonderful and beautiful times and the glorious hope of seeing Dad again along with our loved ones that’s passed on. Will always remain in my heart and prayers. Thank you Sis for your number. Please give hug to Mom from Jamie and me.

        Love you Sweet Sis,

        • Yes, the memories, the love & laughter and music!! I will give mom love & hugs from you & Jamie! ❤️

          Love Always!

  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

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Paula,

      Thank you very much. Please know that we cherish all of your thoughts, phone calls and well wishes. Please keep us in your prayers. We will talk soon.

      Love to you

  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

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Karen, Walter & Family,

      Thank you very much for all that you have done during Daddy’s illness. We greatly appreciate your advice, calls, thoughts and prayers. Please continue to keep us in prayer, especially mom & Aunt Dorothy.

      Thank you again.

      Love to all of you

  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,

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Charlie & Frankie,

      Thank you very much. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

      Love to you & your family

  27. Rev Barbra J Huston

    To the family of Carey Hood ,JR,

    May the LORD comfort you during this season of your journey. Brother Hood was a wonderful servent of God. I am proud to say he was my trustee. Our family is praying for and with you; stay strong for God is our refuge and strength.

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      Rev. Huston,

      Thank you very much for your kind words of strength & faith, thoughts and prayers. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

      Love to you & your family

  28. We are saddened to learn about the loss of your love one. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

    • Lesley Hood Simpson

      To the Evans Family,

      Our sincerest Thanks. Please, continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

      Love to all of you

  29. Dorothy Thomas

    Mrs Hood , we praying for your family, he was nice at work Eddie and Dorothy Thomas.

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