In Micah, it states “He has showed you, O Man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your god?”
Rev. Boyd Hood didn’t start in the ministry. He was born into a rural country family of four boys and one girl, he being the youngest. They lived through the Great Depression and he jumped with the 82nd Airborne Division at Normandy. After working for the State Police, Ethyl Corporation, owning his own service station, and selling cars, he was called into the ministry. He served the churches of Carpenter’s Chapel UMC at Galvez, and then moved to Tangipahoa UMC with charges at Pine Hill and Pine Ridge. He then moved to First United Methodist of Walker and then returned to Day’s UMC before becoming an associate at Amite First United Methodist. He retired due to his wife’s illness.
He is survived by: two sons, Boyd Ellis and Cheryl of Greenwell Springs, and John Drew and Christine of Greensburg; one daughter, Dr. Mary Amy Hood of Bath, New York; two grandchildren, April Schaff of Baton Rouge and Daniel Ellison Hood of Greenwell Springs; and one great-grandchild, Evelyn Elizabeth Schaff of Baton Rouge.
Rev. Boyd Hood loved helping people find the Lord. He always had a story or a tale to tell to help people understand what was good, what was required and how to walk humbly with God.
Boyd Ellis Hood