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“Sue was such a nice Lady all of her life.I knew her a long time and never met anyone as nice as she always was. Always treated you as part of her...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Elmer Lewis - Kenner, LA

“Praying for your family. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Theresa Cash - Joplin, MO

“Ms Sue was a sweet, loving very southern lady and a pleasure to care for.Her family was very attentive to her care. She will be loving missed. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Merle Hilbum - Ponchatoula, LA

“So very sorry to hear of "Miss" Sue's death. She was differently a southern belle ( one of the last). She will keep heaven a on their toes. God...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Cookie Currier Coxwell - Amite, LA

“I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Sue, and getting to know her on a personal basis. She was a very sweet lady, and will be missed. Love and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Harvis Starkey - Natalbny, LA

“My sincerest condolences to the family for your great loss. Jude 1: 20, 21 ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“It is a loss for our community to lose such a great person, just as it was a great blessing to have her with us for so many years. She was as loving...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: william black - ponchatoula, LA

“Bonnie Sue & Pres, Kathleen and I are very sorry for your loss. I always thought Ms Sue was a beautiful lady! I know she'll be missed!Henry ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Henry Sheffield - Baton Rouge, LA

“Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at HOSEA 13:14 L Ohio ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of your mother's passing - such a productive person.Condolences to you - Bonnie and the entire family. She will be missed. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Wanda Capdeboscq - Husser, LA

“Miss Sue was an amazing woman, so gifted and full of energy, the type who inspires others and brings joy to others. I'm so happy to read that she...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Annette Girgenti-Lane - San Pedro, CA

“So sad to see that my wonderful long ago friend and travel partner had passed away. Though it has been too many years since Sue and I had seen each...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“She will be sorely missed. What a Grand Life she had and such a beautiful family she leaves.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all this day and...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Fritz & Donna-Wiginton Howes ✝ Howes - LA

“Dear Family: Saddened to read of "Miss" Sue's passing however she was blessed with a long life and had a wonderful large family whom she adored.My...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Glenda Sharkey - Hammond, LA

“So sorry for your loss and the loss of such a special lady. Our prayers are with you. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Gordon and Eloise Anderson

“My condolences to Mrs.Hood's family. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Mittie Rohner - Amite, LA

“My prayers are with Sue's family- The last time I talked with Sue was 2013; my mother Deanie Teague, Sue's friend and "SLU Director," died in August....Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Jann Teague-Peck - Mooresville, NC


Sue Field Hood, known affectionately as "Little Mama" by her family and friends, passed away at her home on April 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on January 15, 1923 in Fluker, Louisiana.
Little Mama is survived by her two children: Bonnie Sue Hood Barrilleaux and husband, James; Arthur Preston Hood and wife, Ann. She was the cherished grandmother of: Dudley Ross Downing and wife, Vonda; Blair Downing Edwards and husband, Daniel; Arthur "Rusty" Barrilleaux and wife, Lundon; Melinda Barrilleaux Giardina and husband, Gerald; Taylor Preston Hood and wife, Laurie; Ashley Hood Carey and husband, Bobby; 17 great-grandchildren, Brandi Blair (Smith) Mitchell and her husband Dane, Ryan Downing and his wife Jacy, Andrew Giardina, Joshua Ross Byars and his wife Tiffany, Brooke Downing, Danny Edwards, Zachary Edwards, Marlie Giardina, Jude Giardina, Carter Carey, Allie Edwards, Grant Carey, Cohen Barrilleaux, Joe Carey, Crockett Hood, Garner Hood, and Baylor Barrilleaux; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Kylie Blair Mitchell, Rylee Cole Downing, Tristan Zane Edwards; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Preston Field; mother, Louise Kent Field; brothers, Thornwell Preston Field and Richard Kent Field.
Little Mama passionately served her church, loved her family and gave back to her community. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hammond, where she served as an elder and chairman of the women's circle. Sue served on many different boards in her lifetime, including: The Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation, The Rosenblum Mental Health Board (28 years), The Columbia Theatre and "Fanfare" Boards, The Hammond Cultural Foundation Board, The Tangipahoa Parish Crisis Phone Board, the Southeastern Faculty Guild, and the Southeastern Louisiana University Development Foundation. She was also a volunteer in Westpark Hospital's gift shop.
Sue was a theatre enthusiast and loved supporting the arts. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University as a communication major and appeared in several theatrical productions including "Ludie" at the age of 60.
In recognition of her service to the Hammond community she was awarded Woman In Motion in 1988, and received the honor of Woman of the Year in 1991.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home in Hammond, La. visitation will continue on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Hammond from 9:00 am until the service at 11:00 am. Interment will be in Rose Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation or First Presbyterian Church in Hammond, La.
The family would like to thank Harvis Starkey, Karma Goldberg, Merle Hilbun, Vera Norwood, and her God-sent hospice nurse, Ryan Rivers. Also, Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care for the excellent and invaluable care they gave Little Mama.
Pallbearers will be Dudley Downing, Taylor Hood, Bobby Carey, Rusty Barrilleaux, Daniel Edwards, and Gerald Giardina.
An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.