TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020
VISITATION: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
HOMEGOING SERVICE: 11:30 a.m.
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John Wesley Woods age 87 peacefully transitioned into his heavenly home on August 2, 2020. He was born August 28,1932 in Pine Bluff Arkansas to the late Gertie Vanderbilt and Henry Woods. John was educated in the state of Arkansas and later served his country in the United States Army.
After moving to Chicago IL, John was united in marriage to Alberta Marble and13 children were born to this over 5-decade union. Affectionately known as Mr. Woods, Lil Woods and the man with a lot of kids, John raised his family in Block 2 of Altgeld Gardens. John passionately loved all of his children and his children loved him. He always enjoyed fishing as hobby and hanging out with his friends in Block 2 parking lot. John was always engaging in conversations, had a great sense of humor that kept everybody laughing and loved his automobiles….especially those Cadillac’s he had.
John will always be missed by family and friends. He’ll always be honored as a man that maintained his responsibilities, was extremely hard working, never missed a day on the job and always had money in his pocket. After relocating to Wisconsin, John was a member of Word of Life Church in Racine WI and took joy in being around his faith family until the time of his transition.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gertie Vanderbilt and Henry Woods, sister Verleen Vanderbilt, wife Alberta Woods, son William Earl Woods and great granddaughter Dysha Austin.
John is survived by his children; Kathleen Woods, Vera Craft, John Woods Jr, Cardell Woods, Maurice (Annette) Woods, Ernest Woods, Debra (Angel) Rivera, William (Michelle) Woods, Christine (Ronald) Roberts, Elizabeth (Alfonso) Gaston, Henry (Kim) Woods, Robert (Racheal) Woods and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great granddaughter.
Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 for a visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. A service celebrating his life and Homegoing and will follow at 11:30 a.m. with military honors. Please click on this link to watch the service. https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Organization/Word-of-Life-Christian-Worship-Center-309586945720019/His interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery.