May 18, 1924 – Oct. 27, 2022
Elowese Thomas Wood, 98, of Tylertown, died Oct. 27, 2022. She was born May 18, 1924, in Washington Parish.
Funeral services were Oct. 30, 2022, at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home, burial in the Wood Family Cemetery, Rev. Landon Lambert officiating.
Mrs. Wood was the mother of nine children. Being a homemaker, overseer of the family farm, and Avon saleslady for 40 plus years in Walthall County, was how she expressed her love for her family. At the annual Wood Family reunions, she was famous for her cornbread dressing, pecan pie, and lemon meringue pie. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elton Earl Wood; sons Bobby Mitchell Wood and Billy Joe Wood; daughters Elaine Wood and Donnis Faye Branch; father Lucious L Thomas; mother Rebecca Brock Thomas; grandchildren Angela Faith Wood, Amy Lynn Wood, and Samatha Michelle Wood; brothers Wilson Thomas and Euell Thomas; sisters Louise Martin, Eva Knight, and Ona Faye Breland.
Survivors include her sons Rodney E Wood, Dwayne Wood (Gina), and Samuel Todd Wood; daughters Delores Dillon and Janice Marie Gerald; sisters Rena Mae Turnage, Genell Ard, and Lucille Kennedy; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jason Branch, Landon Gerald, Ali Najdi, Clay Dillon, Todd Dillon, and Reza Najdi.
Honorary pallbearers were Lavell Gerald, Brandon Wood, Dustin Wood, Amir Najdi, Majeed Najdi, Brian Wood, Ashton Wood, Robert Wood, and Steven Wood
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com