Celebrating the life of Thomas E. Woodley, Sr.
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At an early age he was baptized and gave his life to Christ at Branches Run Baptist Church in Amelia, VA. He retired from Northern Southern Railroad after twenty-five years of service.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Bruce and Rodney Woodley. He leaves to cherish his precious memories, a devoted wife of sixty-one years, Patsy Edmonds Woodley; three daughters, Felicia Woodley of Blackstone, VA, Sheila Crawley (James) of Mattoca, VA and Nancy Davis (Calvin) of Blackstone; three sons, Thomas Woodley Jr. (Sharon Davis) of Victoria, VA, Earl Woodley (Sandra) of Blackstone, VA and Melvin Woodley (Carolyn Ghee) of Kenbridge, VA; godson, Bobby Lewis of Amelia, VA; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; brother, Frank Woodley (Rosa) of Amelia, VA; two sisters-in-law, Margie Mitchell of Blackstone, VA and Virginia Woodley of Petersburg, VA; two brothers-in-law, Robert Edmonds (Lillie Mae) of Blackstone, VA and Clinton Hawkes, Sr of Blackstone, VA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Sometimes its hard to understand
why certain things must be
But there is a reason for it all
beyond our power to see.
It’s then that God’s sweet promise
shines as a heavenly ray
And gives us hope, faith,
and courage to light the way.
Funeral Services Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 2:00pm at Branches Run Baptist Church, Amelia. Interment Mt. Level Baptist Church Cemetery, Amelia
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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