2023ObituariesChristene Hood

August 24, 2023by SealeUser11
Hood, Christene

January 13, 1967 – August 21-2023

While she may have arrived late for almost every Earthly appointment, everyone can agree she arrived too early for her Heavenly one. It is with great sadness that the family of Christene Bayhi Hood announces her passing at the age of 56 on Monday, August 21, 2023, after a courageous 22-month battle with breast cancer. Born in New Orleans, La on Friday the 13th of January 1967, Christene moved with her family to Denham Springs, La at the age of two where she resided for the remainder of her life. She will be forever missed by her loving husband of 37 years David “Bo” Hood; her daughter Courtney Dillon and husband Joseph; son Hunter Hood and fiancée Macee Rainey; mother-in-law Laura “Aline” Hood; and granddaughters Mikayla and Demi Dillon – the true loves her life. She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings, Denise Bayhi Spillman and husband Louis, Shelley Bayhi Mack and husband Timmy, Warren “Bubba” Bayhi Jr. and wife Laura; sister-in-law Vicki Hood; best friend and soulmate of 38 years, Judy Kimbel Hergruder; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Christene is preceded in death by her mother Jo Ann Curry Bayhi and father Warren Bayhi Sr; father-in-law Ernest “EJ” Hood; and nephew Trevon Spillman. Visitation will be Monday, August 28, 2023 at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Visitation resumes Tuesday, August 29th at 10:00 a.m. until services at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Warren “Bubba” Bayhi, Jr., Joseph Dillon, Timothy Mack, Louis Spillman, Michael McLin and Roy Bayhi, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers are Hunter Hood, Timothy Fernandez, Jacob Overhultz, and Matthew “Ray” Bergeron. As Prince once sang in one of her favorite songs, “Life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last.” Condolences may be offered at www.sealefuneral.com




  • Chena Messer

    August 27, 2023 at 2:29 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Chris was full of love and life and loved her family. I am heart broken. Will remember all of you in my prayers.


  • Renee Broussard LeBlanc

    August 26, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    I am so saddened to hear this. Even though we haven’t seen each other in years, I remember the good times we shared “back in the day”.
    May you find peace & comfort during this difficult time.


  • Mark Hood

    August 25, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    Bo, Hunter, Courtney and family,

    I was saddened to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  • Linda Macloud Gannon

    August 25, 2023 at 3:16 am

    Denise, so very sad for you and your family. I know how close you all are. My thoughts and prayers are with you all .


  • Lisa Hope

    August 25, 2023 at 3:03 am

    My condolences for your loss.


  • Georgie Harris

    August 25, 2023 at 2:59 am

    So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for your family during this difficult time,


  • Debbie (Mulvaney) Neuberger

    August 24, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    Denise and family,
    My most deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
    Thoughts of you along with prayers for your family.
    Memories of our friendship of last with your family.


  • Hope

    August 24, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    I am truly so sorry for y’all’s lost, I just lost my dad in May and I know what you all are going through, I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.

    Hope Monte


  • Don Wilburn and Vickie Felder Wilburn

    August 24, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    My heart just breaks for the Bayhi-Hood families. She was a wonderful person full of love and humor. I will always remember her fondly. If anyone needs anything – we are here for you.

    Love and Hugs,
    Don and Vickie Felder Wilburn


  • Vickie L. Vaughn & Frances P. Foreman

    August 24, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    We would like to extend our deepest condolences to your family…


  • Barbara Dugas Cheney

    August 24, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Chris was a true to heart lady. I remember her and her family. Many special memories will see you through this time. Prayers lifted up.


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