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Bessie Jo Sibley Hood, 86, Devoted Caregiver

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 25.

Bessie Jo Sibley Hood, 86, Devoted Caregiver.
Bessie Jo Sibley Hood, 86, Devoted Caregiver.

Bessie Jo Sibley Hood, age 86, of Winston, passed away, February 19, 2014. She was born on July 12, 1927, in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of the late Fred Henry Sibley and the late Ocie Lee Yancey Sibley. She worked for Avon Cosmetics, owned and operated a carwash in Ohio, and, in 1999 she was certified as a Red Cross Home Health Aide and was a devoted caregiver to many until her retirement at age 80. She was a member of the Douglasville Order of the Eastern Star #423 and was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Douglasville.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Myrtice Louise Sibley Middlebrooks.

Survivors include her son, Jerry Sibley Hood of Caldwell, Ohio; grandchildren, Michelle Hood and Jerry Jo Hood; three great grandchildren; niece and care giver, Anita Tinsley, and her husband, Philip, of Jonesboro, Georgia; niece, Betty Jean Kirkman, of Crandell, Georgia; great nieces and nephews, Keith Tinsley, Brian Tinsley, Kim Miller, Jennifer Brashear, Macey Brashear, and Levi Whaley.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Hightower’s Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Gene Fields and Pastor Cecil Clegg officiating.

Interment will follow in the Prays Mill Baptist Church Cemetery with Keith Tinsley, Brian Tinsley, James Calvin Miller, Jason Miller, Philip Tinsley, and James Miller serving as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Believer’s Sunday School Class from Heritage Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

You may share your thoughts, memories, and condolences online at www.hightowersmemorial.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hightower’s Memorial Chapel, Douglasville. 770-489-2818

Submitted by Thomas Keith

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