Linda Sue “Courtney” Woods affectionately known as “Linny” “Maw” and “Gamaw” 75, passed away on Saturday, October 21, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Linda fought and beat two different cancers but at last the cancer came back with vengeance. She passed peacefully with the knowledge that she had been baptized and was a Christian and Jesus was her Lord and savior and she had been saved.
Linda was born November 28, 1947 in Waynesboro, daughter of Robert Lee Courtney and Geneva “Tomes” Courtney.
She is proceeded in death by the love of her life James Albert Woods and, sadly for her and the family, her eldest grandson, Timothy Scott Woods II.
Linda was the baby of five sisters, Carol Lee Phillips, Joyce Mccann “Joycee” Frances Cash, “Panky” Roberta Lynn Campbell “Birdie,” step father Charles Howard Henkel and niece Maria Robinette Dooms “Robin.”
She is survived by sons Timothy Scott Woods (Jennifer); Dustin Carpenter (Samantha Gorth) of Bedford; James Allen Woods of Salem; Ernest Lee Woods (Amanda) of Palmyra; Charles Jayson Woods (Kelly) of Crozet; Shad Clark (Jeannie) of Crozet,. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jacob Lee Woods (girlfriend Courtney Shifflett), Elizabeth Anne Woods (boyfriend Ben Moomaw), James Alexander Woods (girlfriend Dayi Almaguer), Autumn Grace Woods (boyfriend Aries Fleury), Ally Rose Woods, Jailynn Dyer, Cam Dyer, Greyson Dyer Woods “Shorty,” and one great-grandchild, Bella-Rae, along with many nephews, nieces and adopted friends of the family.
A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and a very proud great grandmother, Linda was a Virginia Tech and Redskins fanatic football fan. She was often found around town talking and happily arguing over her teams. Linda was known to turn off every TV in her home to help the team win while calling and staying on the phone for play-by-play calls, and let’s not forget her good luck lasangna and famous baked beans.
Linda retired from Congra Frozen foods in 2002. She then went to work for UVA facilities and finally retired for good in the summer of 2013.
One of her biggest achievements was when she went back to school the age of 66 to complete her GED. It was to show all, but mostly her children and grandchildren, that education was a lifetime pursuit and that it is important, and to try to complete something, even if it take years to finish.
The family wants to thank the many doctors who helped throughout her declining health, and the Hospice of Piedmont.
Special thanks goes to daughter in-law Kelly Woods as well as Kierra Ward and Niecy Dyer for their help in the good and bad times.
A funeral was held at Mt Moriah Church in White Hall, October 26. In lieu if flowers, family asks donations be made to Hospice of the Piedmont.