Eufaula Hood Little
August 14, 1922 – May 22, 2020
EUFAULA HOOD LITTLE 8/14/22 - 5/22/20
Eufaula Hood Little (97) slipped away to rest in the arms of Jesus on May 22, 2020, in Annapolis, MD. Known as "Eukie" by all who loved her, she was born Eufaula Gertrude Hood to parents Eufaula Beall Marable and Jesse Anderson Hood in Richmond, VA. One of 7 siblings, her life was full of childhood memories with her brothers Jesse and David, and sisters Frankie, Garland, Mary and Dru in their gracious home on Henri Road. In her final year at Virginia Commonwealth University and just before the outbreak of WWII, Eukie met and married Sterling Bernard Donahoe, also of Richmond, VA. Together, they had 4 beautiful children: son Jim of Annapolis, and daughters Ellen Guerin (Court) of Pensacola, FL, Barbara Shrader (Doug) of Oneonta, NY, and Susan Vickery (Kent) of Pflugerville, TX. Sterling was an FBI agent, and his involvement with the Bureau during the war and following, brought life-long friendships and meaningful times to their 36 years of marriage. When she lost her beloved Sterling to cancer, Eukie took up competitive ballroom dancing to ease the pain. Little did she realize the joy it would bring in designing and creating her many costumes! Several years later, Eukie found herself reconnecting with a persistent former friend from her high school days, Ralph Little, and they were married the summer of '83. Ralph, too, was widowed, and they shared 6 brief fun-filled years sailing, traveling, and dancing the nights away before Ralph's passing in 1989. Eukie's heart was full of life, and her life was filled with both talent and service to others. She was an accomplished pianist, having studied for over 11 years. She also studied painting under renown artists Theresa Pollak and Richard Harryman, but despite her great accomplishments, she was also a Girl Scout leader and den mother and always put her children first. Eukie worked at Woodward & Lothrop in Washington DC in the Bridal Registry Department, and later as Bridal Consultant and Hostess at St. Matthews U.M. Church in Bowie, MD. She also chaired the Altar Guild, Acolytes, Flower, Communion, and Decoration committees from the founding of St. Matthews over many years. Eukie felt strongly about being of service to the community around her. As a member of Prince Georges Co. Hospital's Women's Auxiliary, she served and worked faithfully for 12 years. And later, through Calvary Methodist Church in Annapolis, she served for years as a Meals-On-Wheels driver and volunteered for assorted church activities in the area. Eukie was an avid bridge player and loved gardening and painting, but she will be most remembered as a ruthless Scrabble player by her children and grandchildren. Even when she wasn't subtly changing the rules, she always got the best of her unsuspecting opponents! God's Spirit was reflected in Eukie's strength of character, her peaceful Spirit, and bubbly acceptance of everyone she met. Her light shines even brighter now in the presence of her LORD, but for all those she's left behind her memory will never fade. Abiding love goes out to her precious brother David Hood (wife Nila), and her many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
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Eufaula Hood Little
May 29, 2020
Mrs. Little had a beautiful garden in her backyard on Spiral Lane. She was always the sweetest lady next door. She is with God now. Prayers for her family at this time.