Funeral services honoring the life of Ila Faye Shivor Hood of Ruston, LA will be
held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston
with Rev. Todd Free and Dr. Joseph Fowler officiating. Burial will follow at
Kilpatrick’s Memorial Gardens under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel
Funeral Home of Ruston.
Ila was born November 14, 1932 in Wisner, LA to Jessie and Cecil Shivor, and she
passed away peacefully at her home in Ruston on August 31, 2022. She was
married to the love of her life, Cecil Hood, of Corinth, LA for 58 years until his
passing in 2011. They had one son, James “Mike” Hood. lla loved to cook,
especially for her family and friends, who perhaps loved to eat her cooking even
more. She also enjoyed reading and collecting cookbooks, swapping recipes,
entertaining, playing cards (specifically Canasta and Skip-Bo) and attending
events, such as the Chevron Retirees’ socials and the annual Hood Squirrel Day
and Shivor Christmas family reunions. Visiting with others was another of Ila’s
treasured pastimes, her favorite topics of discussion being family and her grandson
Brendan, who was her pride and joy. Ila is preceded in death by her parents; her
husband, Cecil; sister-in-law, Elise Shivor; and brother-in-law, Fred Marshall.
Ila is survived by her son, Mike Hood and wife, Charlie, and grandson, Brendan,
all of Dubach, LA; sister, Pearl and husband Bob Horton of Lake Village, AR;
brother, Cecil Shivor of Marksville, LA; Robert Shivor and wife Elaine of
Calhoun, LA; Roy Shivor and wife Sarah of West Monroe, LA; and numerous
nieces, nephews and other family members.
The family is very grateful to the staff at Best Home Health and the special
caregivers who loved Ila and cared so well for her over the last couple of years.
Heartfelt thanks to Sandra Braggs, Shanitra Hendricks, Ramona Jackson, Tammy
Washington, Dorothye Thomas, Kathleen Banks, Felicia Armstrong, Lamisha
Wilson, Ruthie Bell, Marie Peterson and Mary Watts.
Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Bain, Jackson Bain, John Carmichael,
Brendan Hood, Jason Jones and Tom Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob
Horton and Allen Sandifer.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM, Saturday, until the time of service at the
church. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or
Operation Christmas Child. To leave an online message for the family, please visit
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