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. Read More