Marie Woods

TUPELO – Marie Woods, 85, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 26, 1928, in Memphis to William Elihu and Lucy Smith Stewart.

She was a resident of Tupelo since 1963. She married Travis W. “Woody” Woods who preceded her in death May 30, 2001. She enjoyed conversation and spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren. She was an avid golfer and people person. Before her illness she was a longtime member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church. When she became homebound, she loved watching Dr. Forrest Sheffield on the Harrisburg Baptist Church TV Ministry.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Forrest Sheffield and the Rev. Roger Smith officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include two children, Deborah “Debbie” Stiles (Mike) of Tupelo and Mike Woods (Karan) of Dorsey; one sister, Ann Hampton of Trenton, Tenn.; one brother, Ronnie W. Hampton of Trenton, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Shanna Allred, and Robert, Stuart and Boomer Woods; and five great-grandchildren, Hunter Allred, and Memory, Anna, Alex and Shelby Woods.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Maudine Campbell and Clatie Davis; and two brothers, Dan Hampton and Willie Stewart.

Pallbearers will be Robert, Stuart and Boomer Woods, and Hunter and Richard Allred.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the NMMC Inpatient Hospice Unit, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801; Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803; or any charity of your choice in her honor.

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