Katie (Kight) Hooks

Born: Fri., Jun. 24, 1955
Died: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017



5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Location: Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Katie Hooks, of Garfield, GA, on Monday, November 20, 2017 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro, GA

Funeral services will be  Friday, November 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Harrell and Rev. H. G. Ridgdill officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Hooks will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 5-7 PM.

Pallbearers are  Heath Asbell, Chris Morton, Ronnie Beasley, David Marsh, Carl Wayne Bishop and Joseph Kincaid.

Honorary Escorts will be the Twin City Bus Drivers.

Mrs. Hooks was born June 24, 1955 in Kite, GA to the late J. B. and Loree Hopkins Kight and was a 1973 graduate of Johnson County High School. She also attended Swainsboro Technical College receiving a degree in Cosmetology and after 28 years of service, as a bus driver retired from the Emanuel County Board of Education. Her passion was loving and mothering children, fostering over 250 children in her lifetime she was an exceptional wife and mother. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church  and in addition to her parents was preceded in death by her brother, Ronnie Kight; and brother-in-law, Bobby McKenzie.

Survivors include:

Her Husband of 45 years: Larry Hooks of Garfield, GA

Five Daughters: Jessica Smith (Adam), Paula Kincaid (Joseph), Kati-Brooke Hooks and Jada Hooks all of Garfield, GA and Wendy Hooks of Portal, GA

Four Sons: Mickey Frederick (Leslie), Robbie Hooks, Zach Hooks and Cliff Hooks all of Garfield, GA.

Two Sisters: Cathy McKenzie of Twin City, GA and Faye Bishop (Carl Wayne) of Oak Park, GA.

Seven Grandchildren: Seth, Parker and Landon Frederick, Clay Smith, Leta, Paiyzli and Kaybrie Kellum.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to a special bereavement account at the Durden Banking Co., 318 S. Main St. Swainsboro, GA  or other branches.

Condolences may be submitted online at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Katie Hooks of Garfield, GA


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Carol and Al Jones
   Posted Tue November 21, 2017
Such a special lady. God Bless you all!

sheldon johnson & Mary Ellen Johnson
   Posted Tue November 21, 2017
Am very sorry to hear of your lose.May God give you'all strength in this time of sorrow

angie ellington-giles
   Posted Wed November 22, 2017
So sorry for your loss, Katie was a wonderful and loving lady, she was loved by all. Lord I pray that you will give her family peace and comfort knowing that she is with you in her heavenly home.

charles & madelyn lambert
   Posted Wed November 22, 2017
Am very sorry to hear of your lose.May God give you'all strength in this time of sorrow

Renia Carlyle Snelling
   Posted Wed November 22, 2017
My deepest condolences to the family! She was a sweet caring individual who will truly be missed. Continue to look to the hills from which comes your help. God bless! Much love!!

Cindy Creamer
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
There is no words that can say how Special Katie was...She had a Smile like no other and a heart of Gold...She was a good Wife, a Special Mom and a Great friend to many...I am so sorry for your loss, and we will see her again one day...

Angela Bray Blizzard
   Posted Sat December 30, 2017
Larry, I just heard about Katie today. So sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a sweet person. I was one of her Wrightsville classmates.

Becki L. Stroud
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
This news has just reached me. My deepest condolences to family and friends. Katie and I worked a short time together many years ago. I've never forgotten her cheer, smile and willingness to help others. May you be blessed with comfort in your loss.