"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him" (1st Cor. 2:9).
Caye H. Wood (AKA "Shorty") burst into the world on May 9, 1947. She was born in Dallas to Helen Louise Main and Richard Henderson. She leaped, from San Antonio, with joy, into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 28, 2021. Her arrival into the arms of her Savior was announced by the playing of "Amazing Grace" on her Google assistant as she drew her last breath. God's timing was, as always, exquisite.
We miss her something terrible, but are comforted in knowing that she is free from pain and with her Savior. We are assured that heaven is so wonderful for her that she would not return even if she could.
Caye graduated from Irving High School. She attended Henderson County Junior College (she remains a valued charter member of the HCJC "chics"–and told the best stories ever). She also attended Trinity University.
Caye was a member of Garden Friends Bible Study for over 35 years. She was an exceptional witness for the Lord, a wonderful inspirational speaker, and loved sharing the gospel with everybody. She worked to incorporate the Word into every area of her life. She was a faithful friend of Lois W and an enthusiastic advocate for CASA.
People of all types were attracted to her. She had an eclectic group of friends and followers. She was a generous gift giver to all that she encountered. Her voice-unmistakable-was recognizable over space and time by everyone who met her, from friends in Dallas 50 years ago to friends in San Antonio of more recent vintage.
Caye loved the Lord, her family, her friends, Collin Street fruitcake and Church's Fried Chicken-in pretty much that order. She loved being a mother and considered it the most important job of her life.
Caye was proceeded in death by both of her parents, her Grandmother Pearl Henderson-who brought her up in the ways of the Lord- and her precious daughter Holly.
Caye is survived by her sister Patricia Martin, husband Ted Wood, daughter Britain Hayes (Robert Saghafi), her grand children Ivy, Yancey, Camilla Blalock and Wyatt Vaughan- and special friend Smokey.
Caye met her husband through mutual friends, and was impressed by his earnest attempt to read the book of Dueteronomy without assistance. She determined that he was trainable- with some special effort on her part. She was a faithful friend-and a wonderful partner and companion.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." (2 Tim.4:7)
Due to COVID-19 concerns, no celebration is planned at this time. Celebration will be revisited, hopefully this fall.
Donations in Caye's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. She loved Any Baby Can and Chuck Colson's Prison Ministeries