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Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

OBITUARY

Thomas "Sonnie" Mahlon Woods Sr.

25 May , 193324 April , 2019
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Thomas Mahlon Woods, Sr., "Sonnie", passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 24th at the age of 85. Sonnie Woods was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, co-worker, and friend. He was born on May 25, 1933 in Marion, VA and at the age of 16 he joined the U.S. Navy. He spent over 20 years in the Navy working as an electrician and receiving numerous awards and honors while traveling the world with his wife and children. After retiring from the Navy, Sonnie spent 20 years working for the D.C. government and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Not one to sit still after retiring, Sonnie then joined the family landscaping business, Naturally Green, and Complete Landscaping as a foreman.

Sonnie was a skilled wood worker and repair man, always eager to fix anything and create stunning projects by hand. He instilled a strong work ethic and love and support of family, by setting a good example himself. Sometimes strict, but always caring, he was willing to help anyone and always made you feel welcomed and loved.

Sonnie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bowie, MD. He is survived by his wife Charlotte Boswell Woods, his children Thomas Woods, Jr and his wife Judy, David Woods, James Woods and his wife, Carmen, and Christina Woods. Sonnie has four grandchildren Charlie Woods, Jade Pirecki, Mahlon Woods, III, and Rachel Russell as well as three great grandchildren Marley, Lincoln, and Aubrey. He is predeceased by his parents, brothers and sisters.

Memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, May 1st from 6-8 pm at the Robert E. Evans funeral home 16000 Annapolis Road Bowie, MD. The Funeral mass and reception will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at 11 am at Sacred Heart Chapel 16501 Annapolis Road Bowie, MD. Interment is Private

  • DONATIONS

  • "In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Chapel Maintenance Fund

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Gathering Wednesday, 1 May , 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 2 May , 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment is Private

Memories

Thomas "Sonnie" Mahlon Woods Sr.

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Diane hood

29 April 2019

Sonnie was the best brother-in-law a girl can ask for. Loving. Understanding. And most important he made my sister, Charlotte, very, very happy. I will miss him. Prayers always.

Carol A Krueger

26 April 2019

Where do I begin. So many memories of a wonderful man. Spending time with them on Navy bases with Charlotte while Sonny was out to sea. The wonderful thing and talks Sonny taught me as a young girl. The way he repaired my rocking chair when the leg got knock off. His Love and his wonderful attitude about family life and raising kids. I thank him everyday for setting that wonderful example for his own great kids and it shows in them his values. Sonnie you will always be a part of my life and all the memories. I love you forever. Rest in peace with Our Lord.

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