February 18, 1920 - July 2, 2014
Lillian Edwards Wooddell – 94 years old of Jacksonville, Texas left to be with our Lord on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 in Craft, Texas of natural causes. Lillian was born on February 18th, 1920 in Rusk, Texas to Sanford Douglass Edwards and Lula Hortense (Tennie) Evans Edwards. She grew up with 8 sisters and 1 brother. She married the love of her life Wiley Joseph Wooddell at the age of 16, on May 23, 1936 in Gainsville, Texas. They were married for 45 years. She served our Lord as a Licensed Ordained Evangelist for 67 years. During her years of service she brought many people to love the Lord. She also performed many weddings, baptisms, and dedications of family & friends. Professionally she was a nurse, but her passion was evangelism. She resided at Cherokee County, Texas for 89 years of her life and had many friends. Lillian and Wiley had 8 children together. She lived a long wonderful life and was loved by everyone that met her. Her love for God was a light that shone brightly for all that knew her. Her hope and faith was a beacon for her family and friends alike. She is survived by 2 sons, Bobby Gene Wooddell of Jacksonville, Texas & Clifford Ray Wooddell and wife Fannie of Arlington, Texas; a daughter Lula Joyce Lane and husband Carey of Jacksonville, Texas, 18 grand children, 52 great-grandchildren, and 47 great-great-grandchildren, 5 sisters: Nolia Haven, of Barstow, Texas, Lucille Goodman, of Rusk, Texas, Ruby Holden of Barstow, Texas, Clara Fay Singletary of Glen Rose, Texas, and Retha Mae Brooks, of Lufkin, Texas, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Wiley Joseph Wooddell, her parents Sanford & Tennie Edwards, children, Goldie Dell Wooddell, Wiley Joseph Wooddell Jr., James Douglass Wooddell, Jennie Sue Lusk, Joseph Wayne Wooddell Sr., 2 grandchildren, & 2 great-grandchildren, siblings, Carrie Lou Helm, Estelle Edwards, Lessie Edwards, & Sanford Douglass Edwards Jr. Services will be held at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel at 221 West 5th Street in Rusk, Texas at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 6th, 2014. Visitation will be Saturday, July 5th, 2014 from 6-8 PM. Graveside Interment Service will commence at Jarrett Cemetery, Turney, Texas. Brother Freddie Williams will be the officiating minister. Reception will be held at Maydelle Assembly of God Fellowship Hall in Maydelle, Texas immediately following interment. Pall bearers are Anthony Gregg Wooddell, Joseph Wayne Wooddell Jr., Jimmy Edward McFarland, Clifford Ray Wooddell Jr., Bobby Charles Wooddell, and Richard Dale Wooddell. Honorary Pall bearers are Jacob McAnally, Benjamin McAnally, Brandon Jennings, Anthony D. Wooddell, Patrick C. Wooddell, Christopher Brown, & Brandon Wooddell. The family would like to thank At Home Healthcare Care Giver Sharon; Bethany’s Kim, Megan, and Monica; Trinity Mother Frances’ Nurses and staff; and Jan from Heart to Heart Hospice Care.
Lillian Edwards Wooddell – 94 years old of Jacksonville, Texas left to be with our Lord on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 in Craft, Texas of natural causes. Lillian was born on February 18th, 1920 in Rusk, Texas to Sanford Douglass Edwards... View Obituary & Service Information
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