Supervisor Mardest Knowles VanHooks

October 24, 1936March 31, 2021

Supervisor Mardest Knowles VanHooks, age 84, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. She was born October 24, 1936 in Memphis, TN.

A visitation will be held Friday, April 9, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Calvary Church Of God In Christ, 1532 Ellington, Memphis, TN 38108. A funeral service will occur Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Gethsemane Gardens Church Of God In Christ, 1740 Vollintine Road, Memphis, TN 38107. A burial will occur Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Historical Elmwood Cemetery, 824 South Dudley Street, Memphis, TN 38104.


10 April

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Gethsemane Gardens Church Of God In Christ

1740 Vollintine Road
Memphis, TN 38107


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021


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Eddie M Blackwell

April 9, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family. She will be missed. ❤️

Yates Jones

April 8, 2021

Please accept my condolences on the lost of your mother. Although I never had the pleasure to meet her personally, I know that you are a truly special man of high moral character. I am positive that is a reflection of how she raised you.

Yates “Ricky” Jones
Texarkana, Arkansas.
UAPB Golden Lions Forever

Ronald Claxton

April 7, 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. VanHooks during my first meeting at Douglass Community Center as I joined the National Douglass Alumni Corporation. Her dedication to Douglass is commendable and more commendable because she shared these times with her husband as well. Please family be comforted in knowing that your loved one was a prepared for the place that Jesus has prepared. Jesus said it best that I go to prepare a place for you and if I go to prepare a place, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am...there ye may be also.

Rest on Mother VanHooks !!

Elaine Taylor

April 6, 2021

My condolences to the family. May God give you strength. What a blessing to have known Mrs Vanhooks.


April 5, 2021

Our( Booker family) condolences to the family.

Janice Caine

April 5, 2021

My condolences to the family

Rhea Foster

April 5, 2021

Thank you Mother for your example. Anyone watching you could learn the way of holiness. You never forced anything on anyone. We have been truly blessed to be your children. Thank God for favoring us.💞💞💞🙏🙏🙏

Mother Mary Alyce Haynes Clay

April 5, 2021

Our Prayers and Thoughts are with The Van Hooks Family in The Home going of Beloved Supervisor, Mother Mardest Van Hooks, Tennessee Fifth Jurisdiction, Church Of God In Christ. Mother Van Hooks Legacy And Life of service to family, Church, and Douglass Community will be remembered. Mother Van Hooks is honored on the National Douglass Alumni Wall Of Fame at Douglass High School. We thank God for her life of service. With Love and Respect, The Haynes Family.

Regina Woods

April 4, 2021

It broke my heart to hear of your passing I don't know exactly how many years I worked under your instructions as Christian Education Director of Tennessee Fifth Jurisdiction as your financial Secretary it was over two decades you were a great milestone in my life always a example of how a saintly lady should carry them selves as I watched you always slow to speak but every word worth holding on too I Loved you because you loved me and my Family RIP . Missionary Regina R Woods

Sonja Jones

April 2, 2021

The VanHooks family has a rich legacy at Craigmont and we will always remember Mrs. VanHooks. My condolences to the VanHooks and chief families as we salute a legend. Well done!

Sonja Jones (Bell)
Craigmont High School
Class of 1997