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Gwendolyn Woodard Obituary
Gwendolyn D. Woodard SUFFOLK - Gwendolyn Dean Woodard, 55, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. She was a warm, joyful, loving, cheerful presence in the lives of her family and many friends. Born Dec. 7, 1954 in Portsmouth, she was preceded in death by her mother, Eunice Ruth (Pickett) Dean, and is survived by her father, Franklin D. Dean Sr. and Judy. Gwen is survived by her loving family, including her father, Franklin D. Dean Sr., of Chuckatuck, Va.; son, Justin Ellis, and Autumn Ullrich of Virginia Beach; daughter, Elizabeth Hope Woodard of Suffolk; brother, Franklin D. Dean Jr. and wife Cindy of Poquoson; sisters, Darlene Dean of Suffolk and Wanda Dean Keith and husband Jeff of Portsmouth; and grandson, Matthew Ryan Chastain of Chesapeake. She leaves behind several nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Nansemond River Baptist Church, by Pastor Tim Piland. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, today, Dec. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 7, 2010
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