Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home

8805 NE 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK


Mary Allison Woodyard

8 julio , 199426 marzo , 2020
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Mary Allison Woodyard, age 25 of Choctaw, Oklahoma, went home to be with her Lord on March 26, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Services have been entrusted to the care of Bill Eisenhour Northeast Funeral Home. Mary was born on July 8, 1994 in Oklahoma City to George and Sandra (Phillips) Woodyard. She went to high school at Christian Heritage Academy, graduating with the class of 2012. She then attended Rose State College before going to the University of Central Oklahoma where she studied biomedical engineering and graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. Mary was an encouraging, selfless and loving soul. During her own battle with cancer, she volunteered at Children’s Hospital on the cancer floor. She had a gift for being a well needed distraction for the children who were fighting their own cancer battles. They absolutely adored her gentle, sweet spirit. She made each of them feel special and the kids hated when it was time for her to leave. Growing up, her parents called her “Amazing Mary” because she was such a special little girl and during her 25 years of life, she continued to live up to the title. Among many talents, she was born with the gift of a green thumb, and enjoyed growing her own flowers. She was incredibly bright and loved to read. She was always striving to learn more and could often be found studying and doing research. She especially loved her dog, Lucy. Mary was a devout Christian, and above all else God and her family were the light of her life. She will be remembered as a strong, outgoing and caring soul. She packed more wonderful memories into her short 25 years here on earth than most people could in 100 years. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. Mary was preceded in death by her grandmothers: Ann Woodyard and Jackie Phillips and grandfather, Freddie Phillips. She is survived by her parents: George and Sandra Woodyard; brothers: Wes Woodyard and wife Kait, and Brandon Woodyard; nephew, Wren Woodyard; grandpa, George Woodyard, Sr., as well an numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other beloved family members and friends.


  • George Woodyard, Father
  • Sandra (Phillips) Woodyard, Mother
  • Wes Woodyard (Kait), Brother
  • Brandon Woodyard, Brother
  • Wren Woodyard, Nephew
  • George Woodyard Sr., Grandfather
  • Ann Woodyard, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Jackie Phillps, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Freddie Phillips, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Mary also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other beloved family members and friends.

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  • Troy Sidle, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tyler Sidle, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brandon Woodyard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Caleb Sidle, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Arthur Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Freddy Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Andrew Russell, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    lunes, 30 marzo , 2020


Mary Allison Woodyard

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Jordan Jefferson (maiden name Crosslin)

abril 19, 2020

Mary was genuinely one of the most beautiful souls I have ever known. We became friends in high school at CHA, and I genuinely don’t think I would have made it through without her. Her smile and laugh were infectious, she was such a goofball. I remember so many of our inside jokes and have saved the notes she wrote me in several class periods. I was so proud when she dedicated her life to Christ during United weekend, and loved getting to have drama class with her every day. I so wish we had reconnected after high school. Mary did wonderful, amazing things, and will be so very missed. 😭❤️❤️

James Chancellor

abril 8, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless the Woodyard family.

Ryan Harris

marzo 31, 2020

The most memorable memory I have of Mary was taking her to my prom at St. John’s military school. She was absolutely beautiful and she inspired me to be the person I am today

Lauren Hiemstra

marzo 31, 2020

For 11+ years Mary has been my Best Friend. We would do everything together. Shopping, nails, movies, swimming, you name it. We had so many late night car rides, blaring the music. We ate so many pixie sticks we swore we were keeping them in business! We went through so many hurdles in our lives together. She was and always will be my closest sister. She was an absolutely Amazing person, so selfless and passionate about what she believed. She brought me so far out of my comfort zone that I'm no longer a true introvert. I still remember the exact day we met, at our 8th grade back-to-school party, I was so nervous that she was way too cool to be my friend but turns out she thought the same thing about me! I have been so blessed and lucky to have her in my life. I really do wish we had more time and were able to have our Chocolate Night together. But I know she's up in heaven waiting for me so we can finally spend eternity together. Mary, I love and miss you so much. You impacted my life and my family in so many positive ways. You will always be an aunt to my kids and a sister to all of my family. You are my soul sister and my kindred spirit, my sista from another mista! I love you and promise to live my life to the fullest, carrying your love and passion with me every day.

Kristy Gamez

marzo 31, 2020

You cannot think of Mary and not picture her infectious smile. I have known Mary since she was in elementary school. I had the privilege of having her in my small group as she participated in Journey at First Southern. I always felt connected to Mary through Freda. Mary was more than cousins to Haley and Megan— she was truly a sister. I felt so honored and privileged to walk through the last half of her journey with Sandy and Mary. Mary’s intelligence and wisdom and will was so huge— it motivated me! I had the honor to pray, speak life and love on her. Mary’s presence and encouragement touched people all over the world and I got to view that first hand when I would see her post encouragement and hope and Jesus to those who were fighting to live. I saw her post to pray and rely on HIM!! So, Mary— thank you— thank you for letting me love on you— thank you for letting me come along side you— thank you for giving hope to others— thank for encouraging those who felt hopeless— thank you for being you ❤️❤️

Troy Sidle

marzo 30, 2020

To the family

Sandi. We all have watched you fight through the sorrow and fear through these last few years. You held it all in as graceful as one could. You are truly a woman of God. You always showed love and strength to us through your toughest time. You too are an amazing woman!

As a father myself I can not imagine your hurt and sadness! To watch you do for Marry as you have done is truly inspiring. You are a true man of God.

Wes and Brandon
Words can't express how deeply sorry that you lost your little sister. It's not right it's not supposed to be this way. Watching you all grow up has been a blessing to our family. You all are a huge part of our family!

To all
This is truly one of the hardest things I think anyone can go through. I don't have words to say other than we are thankful for each of you and truly love you! I'm this time we must remain focused on our Lord Jesus! He knows our hurt and is with us. I thank Jesus for a special girl. We love each of you! Keep your eyes on Jesus.

Jay Hyde

marzo 30, 2020

I did not know Mary as well as most of you and only had the pleasure of being in her presence a few times. But, the few times I did spend time with her I could tell that she had a very adventurous, kind, and loving soul. Prior to meeting her, Lauren, told me so many stories of the two of them together and I know that they were so closelyconnected. She was a part of our wedding and I can certainly say that I will never forget that night! The first time I met Mary was a moment I will also never forget. Lauren had taken me out to OKC to meet the family and one evening we decided to go to the casino. Lauren was soooo excited that she was going to see her best friend. When Mary got there her and Lauren literally ran to each other yelling and screaming the whole way. People were looking but the two of them could care less. Mary then turned to me and gave me a great big hug as if we had known each other forever. She was such an amazing person and even though she was going through it, I never saw her without a giant smile on her face. She was a true fighter and I know that she is walking with her father in heaven. We love you so very much Mary and will miss you dearly.

Sonya Brunner

marzo 30, 2020

My word for Mary is "grace". Not only was she beautiful on the outside, she was even more beautiful INSIDE. She lit up any room when she'd come in. She was humble. She was gracious and she could bust up and be silly all at the same time. Mary LOVED her family. She oozed kindness and was not afraid to let people know she loved them.

I was grateful to know her, pray with her, speak with her about all kinds of different things...but my favorite conversation was when she and I talked about Jesus and things that TRULY mattered.

Mary loved Jesus. She knew that He was her King and one of the sweetest moments I remember with Mary was when she said to me, "Sonya, do you think that I've done enough?" And I was put off a little at the question. So she said it again, "Do you think I've done enough for God?"

Mary had every reason to be overwhelmed with health concerns or just contemplating so MANY different life altering things...but she wasn't worried about finality...NO! Mary was concerned that she had done enough in her life to share Jesus with others and to show how much she loved Him. THAT, is beautiful. THAT is Mary. I will NEVER forget that.

So today, I have so many mixed feelings. But the one that stands out the most is that...Mary is whole and dancing with Jesus and my heart cannot help but be smiling as I think about that scene. What a precious and sweet spirit that heaven has now to party with today!

Love and prayers to everyone who loves her and misses her.

Tyler Sidle

marzo 30, 2020

Mary was more than my cousin, she was like a sister, she was one of my best friends. She loved when I would sing , I wish I would have sang with her more. She was always happy, even when she was sad. No matter how she was feeling, she would always make sure I was okay, and then we would always make each other laugh. She was the only one who understood my "sense of adventure." She had unconditional love for everyone, but especially me. She never cared how many times I messed up, she loved me. She had a pure soul, her laugh and smile filled the room. I wish she could have met my future daughter Brynn, she was so good to Macie and Wren. And I am sure that Mawmaw was waiting for Mary with a big hug and Mawmaw's fried chicken that we all loved so much! Mary, I'll party with you & Mawmaw in Heaven one day! I'll miss you and I love so much!

Ryan Jones

marzo 29, 2020

One of my favorite memories of Mary was seeing her face light up every time she saw Macie and how she just couldn't wait to take her from you so she could hold her and love on her. she was filled with so much love and we all will miss her so much. I can't wait to see her again in heaven and see her face light up when she sees our Macie again!


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