James Floyd Woods
1940 - 2019
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age 78 was a life long resident of Gary, Indiana. Floyd made his transition from earth to life triumphant on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Northlake Methodist Hospital. He was born on December 14, 1940 in Natchez, Mississippi, to the late Steve Harris and Virginia Woods. He married the love of his life, Clementine Woods. They were married for 55 loving years and to their union were born four children LaShirl, Floyd, Toya, and Donald. Floyd and Tina raised their grandson Martell Woods for 21 years. There are 10 grand children and 9 great grand children. Floyd is survived by, 5 sisters, 2 brothers and a host of other family members. Floyd retired from the City of Gary's Police Department in 1994 as a Sergeant after 24 years of service and from the Lake County Public Defender's Office as a lead investigator after 13 years of service. Floyd was a member of the Gary United Fire and Police Retired Association of Indiana, Chapter 9. He was a loving husband and he was devoted to his family, until his death. Visitation, Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9a.m. to 11a.m. with funeral services to immediately follow at 11a.m. All Services will be at Beyond 4 Walls Christian Center, 875 S. Lake Street, Gary, Indiana 46403. Dr. W. Maurice White Jr., officiating.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, 2019.
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October 11, 2020
Daddy its been a year, and my heart is still hurting like it was yesterday, I pray you are at Peace in God's loving arms, You were the best man I've ever known and I will always love you. LaShirl
LaShirl Posey
November 22, 2019
James "Baby Floyd" Woods grew up next to the Yancy family on 22nd & Washington. We were good friends with Donna Ann, George, Howard & David. I am a year older than Floyd, we were very good friends. His Aunt Mrs La Raven, was always niece to all the kids on the block. I have always had fond memories of our childhood together. I miss my friend, with love Maurice Yancy
Maurice Yancy
November 5, 2019
The world has lost a great and proud man. I did not know his very well, but What I did know he was kind, caring and loving and supportive of everyone he knew. He will be greatly missed buy all who knew him. We all know he is in heaven watching over us.One more guardian angel in heaven.
Denise Winters
October 29, 2019
Maurice Yancy
October 21, 2019
May peace and tranquility come to you all in your time of need. I knew Mr.Woods very well and were good friends with his children. God bless you all.
Willington Metcalfe
October 20, 2019
Sending my condolences to family and friends. At this time may God continue to bless you all rest in peace Uncle Floyd ❤ love Tina
Paultina Hines
October 20, 2019
The family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
Tisha Tatum
October 19, 2019
God bless your family.
Sylvia Burnett
October 16, 2019
To the Woods Family Im so sorry for all of our loss, Mr. Woods was like a Father to me as well, I Love all of you guys and hang in there with each other . Love Lana Covington and Family
Lana Covington
October 16, 2019
To the Woods Family. Matthew 5:4 Deeply soory for your lost.
George Bates Jr
October 16, 2019
Sorry for your lost. God is good. He will heal your heart.
Marvin Malone
October 16, 2019
To my sister, nieces, nephews and all my other family members joined together by this wonderful man: I send my , condolences and prayers for the passing of Floyd. He was so many things to all of us. We neither expected or wanted him to go.
I ask God to watch over us, shield us, cover us and heal us with His grace and mercy. To especially draw my sister close and heal her broken heart. Show her your grace and let her feel your presence. Surround the children, let them know you are there even though Floyd is not. He has not left us, just gone on before us and we will see him again.
Love, Wilma
Wilma Issarti
October 15, 2019
To the family of James (BeauCou)Woods,I will never forget when Mrs.Edna Morris told him his name in French and it stuck some 60 plus years later.When you call him by that name, he always knew it was someone from school. James was a gentleman from day one. He had an impact on everyone's life young, teens & seniors. May the Lord continue to bless the family as you prepare for his home going service.
Shirley (Wilson) Warrington
October 15, 2019
Heartfelt condolences and prayers to the entire Roddy/Woods Family in the loss of such a great man, officer, mentor, and real role-model to the "Horace Mann GI Community" (Mr. James Woods). I will forever hold near and dear to my heart the many occasions while growing up in the neighborhood, while visiting you all's home and listening to Daddy Officer Woods wisdom as well as admiring his great smile and laughter as he very tactfully taught so many of us young black males lessons of life. Mr. Woods will truly be missed...Salute!
Bryan Howard
October 14, 2019
To the Woods, North family my condolences, praying for your strength
Deborah Johnson
October 14, 2019
To the Woods Roddy Phillips family may God bless you all from ZO Carter and the whole Carter family
Zo Carter
October 14, 2019
May God bless the Woods Roddy and Phillips family from ZO Carter and family
Zo Carter
October 14, 2019
To the Woods family. My Condolences on the loss of your dearly loved one. Hold your memories close to your heart. I've known him since our days at Roosevelt High School. Always a friend. He will be missed. GOD bless you family,at this time.
Zenobia Hodges
October 13, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 13, 2019
You were the Best Father and man I know. May God Bless you with eternal peace. I love you Daddy, and miss you so much. La'Shirl
LaShirl Posey
October 13, 2019
Papa Woods Known to my daddy as Beaucoup- I love and thank you! I didn't always understand the life lesson I was in then-& What I experienced as family from you and Mom is in me still. I love you always daughter Terre S. Roddy
Terre Roddy
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