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William Henry Woods
March 25, 1952 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Mr. William Henry Woods began his life’s journey on March 25, 1952 to the parentage of Mr. Geneva Murray Woods and Mrs. Willie Mendora Long Woods in Newnan, Georgia in Coweta County.
William received Jesus as his personal Savior and Lord and was drawing closer to Him in his daily walk. He and his wife, Pastor Cleadar Woods, would pray together for their family. William attended the Newnan School System from first grade through high school graduation.
William enlisted in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged after completing eight years of service to his country. While enlisted, William joined the Honor Guard to show respect for the deceased veterans and their service to this country. He met and married Cleadar Woods while stationed at Ft. McClellan in Anniston, Alabama, where he resided until his death.
After completing his military service, William worked in construction and then became a welder for Plantation Patterns in Wadley, Alabama until he reached retirement age.
After retirement, William loved to take care of his yard and kept it looking manicured, even cutting down trees as needed for the family’s yard and others. Another passion of William’s was gardening and because of abundance, he would share it with family members and neighbors. Everyone looked especially forward to his bell peppers, collards and kale. William also had a gift of working on his vehicles and others when needed. because of his construction background, Will also did home repairs. He had many gifts. William’s greatest passion during the fall and spring seasons was riding his bicycle. He even once rode it all the way to Newnan, Georgia. The family was flabbergasted at this feat.
On Saturday, August 26, 2023, William answered the call from the Lord to come to his eternal home. William went peacefully with a slight smile on his face. William had confidence as do all believers/Saints, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” (2 Cor. 5:8).
Memories of William will forever be cherished by: his loving wife, Cleadar Woods; his children, Marcus Woods, Tekia Pless and Armond Pless of Georgia; Nathan Woods and Quinesha Woods Davis of Anniston, Alabama; his bonus children, Douglas Gibson, Josias Woods, Juda Woods and Joseph Woods, all of Anniston, Alabama; his siblings, Katherine Woods, Charles James (Sandra), Ronald Woods, Jakorie Woods (Ricky), Teresa Woods (Patrick) and Deloris W. Smith; sisters-in-law, Jackie Woods, Rhonda Willingham and Michelle Williams (Stanford); grandchildren, Zion Woods, Tasia Pless, Talina Pless, Makiah Davis, Eli Davis, Katelyn Davis, Amiya Gibson, Dontez Gibson, Christian Gibson, Katravion Gibson, Jamarcus Curry, Daemarion Gib- son, Damien Woods, and Rosie Woods; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
William was preceded in death by: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geneva Woods (Mendora); one sister, Mary Helon Williams; three brothers, Cornelius “June bug” Woods, Robert Lee (China) Woods; Edward Woods; one bonus son, Kantrail Gibson; one niece, Angela “Niecy” Nelson; one great- nephew, Gerald Dewayne Jordan, Jr.; two brothers-in-law, Michael Lee Smith and Clayton Patrick.