Amy Dianne Hooks
Amy Dianne Hooks, 44, of Mexia, passed away on Sunday, Nov, 24, 2019, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Waco. Amy fought long and hard to stay on this earth. Now, she is in the presence of God and we can all find peace in that she can finally be pain-free and at rest.
A celebration of her life will be held at First Baptist Church of Mexia at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow at Mexia Cemetery. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec 1, Jones Funeral Services in Mexia. Serving as pallbearers are Matthew Hall, Jason “Dakota” Johnson, Matt Kuehn, Sam Ray, Warren Matthews and Clayton Frazier. Honorary Pallbearers are Scott Holloway, Clint Frost and Cary Gummelt.
Amy was born on Feb. 28, 1975, in Houston to William Douglas “Doug” Hooks Jr. and Dianne Frost Hooks. She will always be remembered for her vibrant personality, spunk and creative ability. She could make you laugh so hard your sides and cheeks would ache. She enjoyed cooking, making beautiful floral arrangements, gardening, decorating and socializing. Amy absolutely loved music and sharing good times with those that meant the most to her.
Amy was a child of God; a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, family member and friend. She treasured the special bond she had with her mother. Dianne and Amy had a relationship that was rare and unconditional. Dianne took every step with her daughter and fought this long battle with Amy. Amy’s relationship with her family was something she treasured greatly. Growing up, the six cousins were close in age, attending Mexia schools all together, and had a very close friendship. When it came to her sister, Ashley “Red,” she was so proud of the woman her little sister had become. She respected her greatly and looked to her for strength and support in her life. The very special role of “Aunt Amy” to her nieces, Mattelyn and Morgan was dear to her and she loved these girls with her whole heart.
Amy was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Daniel Preston “Pep” Frost; step-grandfather, JA “Jay” Andrews; paternal grandparents, William Douglas Hooks Sr. and Dixie Cook Hooks; maternal great-grandparents, J.R. and Effie Hyden Manning; and paternal great-grandparents, Jessie James and Carrie Couch Cook.
She is survived by her beloved sons, Justin Frost Mc-Clellan, 22, and Jacob “Jake” McClellan, 17, of Wortham. She was very proud of them and everything that they’ve accomplished. Also surviving her are her parents, William Douglas “Doug” Hooks Jr. and Dianne Frost Hooks, of Mexia; sister, Ashley Hooks Hall and husband Matthew of Mexia; grandmother, Janis Frost of Mexia; nieces, Mattelyn and Morgan Hall of Mexia; aunts and uncles, Melanie and Jon Holloway of Mexia, Marcus and Molly Frost of Mexia, Melanie and William Shannon Rogers of Dallas and Nannette and Marshall Gummelt of Crawford, as well as numerous cousins and other extended family.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Val and April Maldanado for your kindness, friendship and care you gave our Amy.
Memorials in Amy’s honor may be made to the Waco Center for Youth, Volunteer Services Council, 3501 N. 19th St., Waco, TX 76708
Please visit www.jonesfuneralservices.tx to sign the guestbook and leave a memorial message for the family.