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Linda Louise Hood

Des Arc, Arkansas

Apr 23, 1947 – Jul 12, 2020 (Age 73)


April 23, 1947
July 12, 2020
Des Arc, Arkansas


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Garth Funeral Home, Inc. - Des Arc Obituary

Linda Louise Sullivan Hood., 73, of Austin, Arkansas died Sunday, July 12, 2020 at her home. Lin, as known to family, was born in Porter, Alabama to Imogene (Black) Sullivan and R. L. Sullivan. Linda met and married the love of her life, Edward Eugene Hood on September 6, 1962. She held a career in cosmetology until becoming a full time mother in May 1979. Linda was a devoted member and leader, helping direct children’s church at the Church of God of Prophecy in Hammond, Indiana. In May of 1988 Linda walked the stage with honors to graduate from Purdue University with a major in education.

Linda and family relocated to Austin, Arkansas in the fall of 1990 where she began her teaching career and encouraged each student to set goals and chase dreams. She was loved and valued, not only, by her students but also her peers. Linda retired from the education field in 2007 to care for her mother. Through her retirement she enjoyed planting flowers, shopping, tea with her sisters, road trips with her husband and any moments that allowed for a memory with family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward Eugene Hood, her mother Imogene Sullivan-Taylor, father, R. L. Sullivan, bonus father, L. F. Taylor, one sister, Patsy Sullivan, two nieces, Kalena Billingsley, Maria Tuttle, and many other loved ones.

Linda lovingly leaves behind one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Hood-Fields and husband Jeremy, one granddaughter, Taylor Marie Lynn Benton and husband Matt, one grandson Jeremy Cash Fields, two great grandsons, Fletcher Hayes, Beau Edward Benton, three sisters, Mary White, Barbara (Kenneth) Billingsley, Debbe (Leon) Johnson, a sister-in-law, Diane Hood-Holmes, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Graveside funeral services are 10:00 am Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Cotton Plant Cemetery by Garth Funeral Home of Des Arc. Bro. J. D. Eddins officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude.  

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Linda was in my sixth grade class at Des Arc. She was there only one year. Five of us would sit under this gaint tree on the school yard and talk. I remember her as a very nice person and wise beyond her years. I have often wondered what became of her. It is such a blessing to know she had a good life.

We enjoyed teaching with Linda. She was a wonderful teacher and friend. She was also our childrens teacher and was very much loved! Wonderful memories of a very special lady that made a difference in many lives.

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lindas family today.

Im not going to say goodbye to my sister because we will be together again in heaven for all eternity! Of course Ill miss her very much until were both reunited with the rest of the family. Her prayer oh along with mine will be that all our family will be ready to meet the Lord when our time comes.

I always enjoyed going to church with Linda years ago. She was always such a sweet, lovely, and caring person. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

May God continue to provide you comfort and strength. Keeping you in our prayers.

Linda was a special lady and I loved her very much. Ill miss our talks and reminiscing about our youth and teen years. Praying for your family. ❤