CHILDERSBURG – Funeral service for Corine Lewis Woods will be held on Monday, July 23, 11 a.m., at Childersburg High School Gymnasium, viewing to be held from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. at CHS Gymnasium. Burial will be in Lilly Rhoden-Enon cemetery in Childersburg.
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Mrs. Corine Lewis Woods was the fifth child of 12, born to the union of the late Mr. David Lee Lewis, Sr. and Mrs. Lucille Dunigan Lewis, in Pine Hill, Alabama on October 2, 1950.
She was affectionately known as "Dot" to her family and was an all-around person. She was extremely active at Pine Hill High School where she was a clarinet player in the school's band, a pitcher on the high school softball team and very athletic.
Corine was an excellent student who always made straight A's. She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class and earned a full scholarship to Alabama State University. She entered Alabama State University in the fall of 1969, with a double major in Mathematics and Chemistry, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Alabama State University in 1973.
Mrs. Woods accepted her call as an educator and became an employee with the Talladega County School System in August of 1973. She taught at Phyllis Wheatley Middle School, Childersburg Middle School, Childersburg High School, and Talladega County Central High School. While working at Phyllis Wheatley, Corine obtained her Masters degree in Mathematics from Alabama State University. As coach of the 7th and 8th grade Algebra Math Teams at Childersburg Middle School, her teams consistently and consecutively achieved the top three spots at every county Math Tournament. She was also awarded numerous Golden Apple Awards from students throughout the years. Corine also served as a tutor, mentor, Upward Bound instructor, and a CACC Math instructor.
In 1975, Corine was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Leon Woods Sr. Through this union, three children were born. One child, Marlena Woods, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Corine Lewis Woods departed this earthly life at her home on July 18, 2012. She leaves to cherish her wonderful memories: a devoted and loving husband, Mr. Leon Woods, Sr. of Childersburg; two beautiful children: Leon Woods Jr. of Childersburg and Dr. LaResea Woods of Texarkana, AR; mother: Mrs. Lucille Dunigan Lewis of Louisiana; 10 sisters: Louisa Mable Lewis of Louisiana, Juanita (Andrew) Thomas of Lexington, KY, Etta Mae (Roy) Dunning of Sweetwater, Al, Jimmie Ann (Wilbert) Hamilton, Alma Mae Kelly, Anna Lewis and Izetta (Tony) Dean all of Montgomery, Pamela Lewis of Houston, TX, Jacklyn Lewis of San Antonio, TX, and Obediah (Erica) Lewis of Houston, TX; 2 brothers: David (Blanche) Lewis, Jr. and Bruce Lewis, both of Pine Hill, Al: many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of special friends, colleagues, and students.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Corine Woods Scholarship Fund. Make checks payable to Childersburg High School-Corine Woods Scholarship.
Community Funeral Home will direct the services.
Published in The Daily Home on July 22, 2012