Della M.S. Woodard

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Della Mae Stanley Woodard, 93, of Hopewell, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

She was a charter member of the Joy Fellowship Worship Center.

Mrs. Woodard was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bascum Woodard Sr.; daughter, Violet W. Belcher; and her parents, Jacob L. and Lily Rosetta Denny Stanley.

She is survived by her children, Patricia W. Jones, and Charles B. Woodard; grandsons, Zane E. Jones (Julie), Charles J. Belcher (Coleen), William H. Belcher III, Paul A. Belcher (Cindy), Michael W. Woodard, and Christopher T. Woodard; granddaughters, Teresa J. Webner (Wolfgang), and Julie D. Belcher (Saul Urias); eleven great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; brothers, the Rev. Paul Stanley (Loma); and Roy Stanley (Elizabeth); sisters, Mary Hayes, Mimble Osborne (Robert); and Jettie Blevins; and other loving family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Homes. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Joy Fellowship Worship Center, with Pastors Curtis Butterworth and Annette Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Bermuda Memorial Park. Condolences may be registered online at
Published in The Progress-Index on Nov. 24, 2012