Submitted by: Mary Jo Koran
Hattie G. Woods
Hattie Griffin Woods was born on
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Bridges and Luella Felton; eight brothers, Ezekiel, Charlie, Hampton, Robert, John, Hymes, Willie and Judge; and by three other siblings.
the time of her death, Hattie was a resident of the
At an early age, as a member of her father's church, Hattie gave her life to Christ.
elementary schooling took place in
August 1941, the family moved to
approximately 10 years, during the '50s and '60s, Hattie was
employed as an attendant at the State and Granada Theaters. She
also worked as a classroom aide at
was also preceded in death by her son, Curtis Charles Wesley on
Hattie was a quiet, nurturing mother and wife and these attributes extended to all her relatives and friends who knew her. Being a wise woman beyond her years she understood her fellow man's frustrations as well as joys. She was never one to complain even when she was troubled by life's inevitable challenges and hardships, because Hattie knew inward joy and peace. In her latter days she experienced an unusual, loving relationship with God.
Hattie leaves to cherish her memories her surviving children, Juanita Woods Hayes of Indianapolis, and Rev. Roy Gene Woods, formerly a member of the Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church in South Bend, and now a resident of Las Cruces, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and by great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at on Saturday at Alford's Mortuary. Visitation will be from one hour prior to services.
Alford's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.