|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1935, USA|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 2006, USA|
William Ashby Woodward III, 70, went to a peaceful rest with the Lord Aug. 21, 2006. Born in Flint Hill, VA., he was the son of the late Bertha Grimsley Woodward and William Ashby Woodward II. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and a wonderful friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. He leaves to cherish his loving memory his loving wife of 28 years, Brenda Lyn Woodward, three sons, William Ashby Woodward IV of Virginia Beach, Clifford Aaron Woodward of Drewryville and Richard Allen Woodward of Massachusetts; two daughters, Callie Sue Leona Stinnett and husband Thomas E. Stinnett II of Roanoke and Darlene Virginia Neff and husband Tracy Alan Neff of Vinton; five grandchildren, Eddie,Adam, Christopher, Leo and Tommy. He is also survived by sister-in-law, JoAnne Daniels of Portsmouth, Kathie Beacham of North Carolina; brother-in-law, Roy A Daniels and wife Velma Daniels of Newport, N.C.; special friends, Lee Toler of Chesapeake, Randy Allen, Lewis and Barbara Allen and the members of Pleasant Shade Hunt Club of Emporia and all of his 40 years of co-workers with Ecolochem Inc., now known as G.E. Mobile Water in Norfolk. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Owen Funeral Home, Jarratt. In lieu of Flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association in honor of his friend, Gary Swager, who is in need of a heart transplant.
On the night the Angel came and took your hand, We cried as you left for an unknown land. But Heaven rejoiced as you came into sight, For your soul was a diamond, shining so bright!
This was the last card I sent my Father before he died. The card read: You must be at the end of your rope. "I felt a tug". I wrote: Sometimes you have to stop thinking so much and go where your heart takes you. "I'm so glad it led me to you." Love Always And Forever, Darlene
"HE WAS BORN ON A SATURDAY"
****"My Kingdom Belongs
When you think about the kingdom of God, remember that it belongs to those who come to Me like children--humbly, openly, ready to trust Me. You can't enter My kingdom any other way. But I promise that if you come to Me as a child would, My kingdom truly belongs to you.
From Luke 18:16-17
Thank You for inviting me to come to You with childlike trust and faith. Right now I lay aside all my tendencies to be cynical, conniving, or arrogant. Please receive me as Your child and welcome me into Your kingdom.
By Judy Burnette
Dad...so many images come to mind
whenever I speak your name;
It seems without you in my life
things have never been the same.
What happened to those lazy days
when I was just a child;
When my life was consumed in you
in your love, and in your smile.
What happened to all those times
when I always looked to you;
No matter what happened in my life
you could make my gray skies blue.
Dad, some days I hear your voice
and turn to see your face;
Yet in my turning...it seems
the sound has been erased.
Dad, who will I turn to for answers
when life does not make sense;
Who will be there to hold me close
when the pieces just don't fit.
Oh, Dad, if I could turn back time
and once more hear your voice;
I'd tell you that out of all the dads
you would still be my choice.
Please always know I love you
and no one can take your place;
Years may come and go
but your memory will never be erased.
Today, Jesus, as You are listening
in your home above;
Would you go and find my dad
and give him all my love.****
****Those We Hold In Our Arms Awhile We Hold In Our Hearts Forever...****
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Darlene Neff
Record added: Aug 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15462648
Added: Nov. 24, 2011
"Reply to "Letter from Heaven"- My Dearest Loved one: I received your Letter from Heaven, It made the teardrops fall. But knowing you're with God above, Sweet memories, I will recall. I know that you are with me, For I feel your presence near. And if I li...(Read more)|
Added: Aug. 21, 2011
Hi,Dad I once remember when I was a little girl you told me I was a dreamer. I always wondered what was at the end of the rainbow or if there was a place called Oz somewhere just over the rainbow! I hope heaven is paved with streets of gold and that you a...(Read more)|
Added: Jun. 4, 2011
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