Woodie A. Woods

Published 12:41 pm Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Graveside services were held Friday, May 20, 2022, at Point Pleasant Baptist Church in Mt. Olive, for Mr. Woodie Ananaias Woods, 92, who died Friday, May 13, 2022, at his residence.  Rev. Johnny Mosley Jr. officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Woodie Woods was born to the late O. H. and Clotee Magee Woods in the Haw Pond Community in Simpson County.  He joined Saint Peter Baptist Church at an early age; in 1939, his family moved to Point Pleasant community and became a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church until his health failed. He served as an usher, Sunday School teacher and superintendent, adult choir member, and financial secretary of the trustee board.

Mr. Woods graduated from Magee High School in 1948; later he moved to Chicago, where he graduated from Dunbar Vocational School as a certified carpenter. In 1950, he joined the U. S. Army and served during the Korean War. After his discharge, he returned to Chicago and was employed by the U. S. Postal Service. After retirement, he relocated back to Mississippi and became a supervisor at Magnetek and a truck driver for Sanderson Farms and later became an Independent Truck Driver.

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Mr. Woods married Miss Bonnie Ruth Gray and to this union, two sons were born. He became a 33rd degree Mason, Wishful Master of Key’s Lodge 534, Past Master of Oakahay Lodge 250 and Commander-in-Chief of Collins Consistory 190.

He was preceded in death by his son, Woodie Woods, brothers, Marvin and Wilborne Woods and James Weathersby; sisters, Helen Picou, Verma Vines and Roselle Dapappas.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Woods; sons, Anthony Woods, Leonid and Leedrick Woods; daughters, Patricia Woods and Sandra (Louis) Dunlap; sisters, Amanda (Prescott) Berry, Mattie Travis, Bettie Woods and Doris Woods; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.