Lela Bell Woods obituary

Lela Bell Woods Obituary

Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States

September 03, 1935 - February 09, 2024

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Lela Bell Woods obituary

Lela Bell Woods Obituary

Sep 03, 1935 - Feb 09, 2024

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Matthew 25:23 "Well done, good and faithful servant..."

Lela Bell Woods, a beloved mother, grandmother, and cherished member of her community, peacefully answered the call to eternal rest on Friday, February 9, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was 88 years old.

Born on September 3, 1935, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Lela was the daughter of the late Mr. Addison and Mrs. Ora Lee Riddle. She professed her hope in Christ at an early age at Graves Chapel, where she found solace and strength throughout her life's journey.

Lela was a woman of resilience and dedication, known for her unwavering work ethic. She spent many years as a dedicated cook before retiring, leaving behind a legacy of culinary mastery and warmth that touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to taste her creations.

On December 24, 1958, Lela entered into holy matrimony with the love of her life, Johnny Lee Woods Jr. Together, they shared a bond of love and devotion that served as a beacon of inspiration to all who knew them.

Lela was preceded in death by her daughters, Rosie Campbell and Earnestine Hughes, but is survived by her beloved daughter Mae Doria Franklin. She leaves behind a rich legacy of love and wisdom in her 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 29 great-great-grandchildren, who will carry her memory forward with love and pride.

In addition to her immediate family, Lela is survived by her two brothers and sister, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church members, and friends, all of whom were touched by her kindness, grace, and unwavering faith.

Lela Bell Woods will be remembered not only for her incredible strength and resilience but also for the love and compassion she shared with all who had the privilege of knowing her. Though she may have left this earthly realm, her spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched, guiding and comforting them as they navigate life's journey.

A celebration of Lela's life will be held at Graves Chapel, where she found solace and strength throughout her life, with details to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Graves Chapel Community Outreach Program, continuing Lela's legacy of service and compassion to those in need.

Lela Bell Woods will be deeply missed but never forgotten, her memory serving as a beacon of light and love to all who were blessed to know her. May she rest in eternal peace, knowing that she is forever loved and cherished.






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