Funeral service for Mrs. Barbara Jean Woodard, age 82, of Huntsville, AL, formerly of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 1 PM on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home, with Bro. Michael McLemore and Bro. Jeff May officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.
Jean was born on May 4, 1938 in Moore County, TN to the late Owen Little and Christine Ashby Askins. Jean was a long-time member and faithful servant in the Church of Christ in Fayetteville and Huntsville, AL. She worked as a telephone operator for Bell South early in her life, then became a devoted Homemaker. She later became an LPN serving many patients in the old Lincoln County Hospital and nursing homes in Fayetteville. She passed away on September 25, 2020 at Crestwood Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.
Survivors include her sons, Charles Stephen (Susan) Woodard of Brownsboro, AL, Gary Leon (Lorrie) Woodard of Athens, AL, and Scott Lynn (Tammie) Woodard of Athens, AL; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Evelyn Brown of Fayetteville, TN. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Woodard was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leon Woodard, and a sister, Roberta Smith from Moore County, TN.
Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM until 7 PM on Friday at Higgins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Barbara Jean Woodard.
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I met Ms. Jean last year when I started managing Mayfair Towers. She was very sweet and kind, even when she didn’t feel good she would have a smile. Every month, Jean would always send me a note on pretty stationary or card that would say, have a nice day or hope you’re doing good and she would always sign Love Jean
The last one I received in September read, Donna, Good Morning Enjoy the Fall! Love Jean and she drew a pumpkin at the bottom. I have the first note and the last note she wrote me on my wall at work in front of me to remind me of her awesome spirit!
Thank you Ms. Jean for your thoughtful notes , I will miss you! It has been a Blessing knowing you! Love, Donna Jean
Thanks Sally. Hope you are feeling better. Love ya!
Such a sweet lady, always had something good to say about everybody. She was a Blessing to know.
Thanks Sally. Hope you are feeling better. Love ya!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Thank you both! Love ya!
nothin but good
Thanks Kevin. Love ya!
Jean will be missed by all who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace and free from pain.
Thank you Janey Lee!
I am so sorry for you loss. Mrs. Woodard was a wonderful friend to my Grandmother, Mamie Smith, and my Aunt Alice Smith. She was so kind and loved by all who knew her. Praying for peace and comfort for your family. She is surely in the arms of Jesus, celebrating a blessed reunion with family that has gone before.
Thank you Tammie!
Barbara was a Great Co-worker and took her job to Heart. We worked together a few years ago and had the best patient care ever,She was a Sweet Southern Bell to me. She always wore that smile. She will be Greatly missed and God has gained another Angel .May God be with her Family in the days ahead. Brenda ( ER Burns) …
Thank you Ms Brenda..Mom always spoke fondly of you! Thank you for the kind words!
Steve, Gary, and Scott,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Thank you Jeff & Pam!
Your family is in our prayers. Losing your mom is so very hard. I pray that God will fill your hearts with great memories.
Thank you Gary & Sherry!
Steve, Gary, and Scott I just heard about your mother passing, I am sorry to hear it. I remember her fondly from all the time we spent together growing up over the years and the times I stayed at your house when we were kids. I have cherished our friendship throughout the years and as I grow older the more things like that friendship means to me. I will be praying for each of you and your extended family. Love you guys.
Thanks Levoy..Love ya buddy!
Sorry to hear of my classmate and neighbors passing.
Thank you Mr. Roy!
Gary,Steve and Scott, Sorry about your Mom. Nice lady and good friend
Anita, thank you so much for always taking care of our Mom! You always made her look like the angel she is!
To the Woodard family in this time of grief. Your Dear Mother was not just a loving Mother to her Sons and their Wives . She loved God and that love was passed on to everyone in her day to day job as a Nurse. She was good to my family and we were blessed to have such a soft spoken Angel to help with my family. God bless all and thanks to God for your Mother being in our lives. RIP .
Thanks brother for the kind words. We love you all!
Our aunt Jean was a sweetheart. She was always there for our precious mama and all of us. Always had that sweet smile. I know the angels in heaven are rejoicing. ❤
Thank you Pam for the very kind words. Love y’all!