Christine Daisy Hood, 63, of Nederland, died Sunday, December 1, 2013, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She was born on August 30, 1950, to Verna Rose Broussard and Alto Berry Smith, in Port Arthur, and moved to Nebraska from 1974 until 1986 before residing in Nederland. Christine lived her life for the Lord. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1968, she continued her college education at Lamar University. She taught special education and elementary school in Nebraska and Port Arthur for over twenty-nine years. Two things she enjoyed most were music and singing. Christine will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister with a self- sacrificing heart. Survivors include her husband of forty years, Preston Hood; sons, Jamie Hood and his wife, Cecilia, of Flower Mound and Jeremy Hood and his wife, Leeza, of Lake Jackson; daughter, Melissa Hood of Nederland; grandchildren, Kyler, Kennan, Kayson, and Ryan Hood; sister, Renell Perron and her husband, Malcolm, of Port Arthur; brother, Berry Smith of Port Arthur; and a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents. A gathering of Mrs. Hood's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 1191 Nederland Avenue, Nederland. A family committal will be held at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, Supporting ALS (Lou Gehrigs disease), 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85718 or online at https://secure.mdausa.org/donate. Complete and updated information may be found www.broussards1889.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 4, 2013