Frances Woodard

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Frances Lanell Woodard, 85, of Jackson passed away Friday, June 27, 2003, at her home.

She was born July 29, 1917, in Lightfoot, Tenn., daughter of James A. and Mattie B. Griggs. She and Lewis T. Woodard were married Oct. 27, 1934, in Tennessee.

Loving survivors include a son, Ron Woodard and wife Glenda of Jackson; five daughters, Alice L. Garza of Corpus Christi, Texas, Jean White and husband Darrell of Marble Hill, Mo., Carolyn Woodard of Cape Girardeau, June Kohler and husband Charles of Jackson, Renea Holt and husband Chuck of St. Louis; a brother, Ray Griggs, and a sister, Louise Lucas, both of California.

Also surviving are 26 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter and one brother, James Griggs.

In 1985, Frances moved from Delta to Jackson. She had been a member of Jackson Assembly of God since 1988, where she enjoyed cooking for church functions.

For many years, she worked as a nurse aid in private duty for numerous families and various hospitals and facilities. She also worked as a cook for her son at his restaurant, the former Woodard's in Delta, now Jackson.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with burial in Sikeston Garden of Memories. The Rev. Dean Heady will officiate.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Jackson Assembly of God Building Fund.