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Peggy Ann Hood, affectionately known as "Granny" was born February 12,1936, in Danville Virginia. She was the 4th child out of 10 children to the late Gracie and Dave Hood.
As a child she was dedicated to assisting her mother tend to her younger siblings and other family members that required attention, this was the start of her love for people. Peggy enjoyed hanging with her siblings and roughhousing with her brothers. Peggy married at an early age to the late Percy Coleman and to that union she had her only child, PeggyJean who also proceeded her in death.
In 1962, Peggy Ann moved to Evanston, Illinois seeking career opportunities and growth. She had a longtime career as a domestic helper for residential and commercial clients until she retired. Peggy was compassionate and nurturing; she dedicated her life to assisting her daughter raise her three children, just as she did for her mother when she was a young girl. She had a passion for cooking for her family, friends and the neighbors. In her leisure time she enjoyed playing the lottery with her nephew Charles Hood, playing bingo with her late sister Clara Hall Ree and good friend Carrie Cannida and playing cards (Deuce's Wild) with anyone that was up for the challenge.
She enjoyed spending quality time with her best friend and sister Sara Ann Hood. They were inseparable. If you saw one, you saw the other. They did everything together! Peggy Ann was also a mentor to many, just to name a few Cynthia, Joy and Lynn. She told you the hard truth even if it was uncomfortable, yet still with love.
Some of Peggy's aka "GRANNY" most joyous times was spending precious moments with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Granny made it her busmess to be present in their lives. She attended all the family barbecue's, Christmas parties, birthday celebrations, weddings, graduations, childbirth and all things family. She was the life of the party. In her later years, she attended Springfield Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Emmitt Williams.
Peggy left this earthly life on September 15, 2023, to spend eternity in God's care. Leasing behind so many precious memories and moments for everyone to share and hold on to. Proceeded her in death: Percy Coleman(husband), David and Gracie Hood (parents), Peggy Jean Hood daughter , siblings: Mansfield, Harvey, Herbert, Raymond Hood, and Clara Hall. She leaves to cherish in her memory: sisters (3) Sara Hood, of Evanston. Mary Wright and Lottie Thomas of Danville. 3 Grandchildren: William Hood (Cassandra Shanica Jenkins (Benny) and Lastasha Hood (Keith . (10 Great-Grandchildren: Latisha, William, Shukar, Marsean, Brandon, William Jr., Shantrice, Whittney, Michael, Kayla, Shaquille, Shaquia, Shane, Jaylen, Benny Jr., Jasmine and Kennedey. (12) Great-Great Grandchildren: Hazel, William, Jordan, Devin, Demetri, Marlee, Ayami, Ja'Sira, Markus aka Walgreens, Nealani, Jurnee and Jenesis. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends who will miss her greatly. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director