Minnie Bernice Woods

June 5, 1924July 9, 2018
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Minnie Bernice Woods, 94, of Brunswick, Georgia departed this life on Monday, July 9, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones at Southeast Georgia Health System. Mrs. Woods affectionately known as “Nanny”, she was born on June 5, 1924 in Wayne County, Georgia to the late Luther Preston Turner and the late Emma Dent Turner. She was a graduate of Glynn Academy Class of 1941. She supported the World War II efforts by working at the shipyard in Brunswick, Georgia. During her employment at the shipyard, she met and later married the love of her life the late, Jason S. Woods. She also owned and operated Woods Grocery, a General Store in Everett City. Nanny enjoyed visiting with her grand-children and great-grandchildren. Family was everything to her. She was a spirited woman, also known as the “Mayor of Everett City”.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Jason S. Woods; five siblings, Lela McKinney, Lilly Lambert, Floyd Turner, Billy Turner, and Doc Turner; also two grandchildren, Richard Jason Lockhart and Jason Brice Lockhart.

Left to cherish her memories are her children, Glenn Woods of Gaffney, SC, Wayne Woods of Brunswick, GA, Emily “Iris” Smith of Brunswick, GA, and Don Woods of Brunswick, GA; nine grandchildren, Tina Evans, Sonya Woods, Chris Woods, Emily Lockhart, Kalin Woods, Christon Griffis, Chelsey McNicoll, Justin Woods, and Whitney Woods. Fourteen wonderful great grandchildren also survive. She will be missed dearly.

Nanny loved to spend time with family and friends. She was a lady of her faith. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing. Nanny will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her family will have many fond memories to cherish for years to come.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. A Funeral Service to honor her life will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 13, 2018 in Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rob Kestler officiating. The burial will follow the service in Palmetto Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers will be Kalin Woods, Ken Evans, Justin Woods, Harrison Griffis, David McNicoll, and Andrew Bluestein. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Antonio Moran, the Honorable Roger B. Lane, Rick Jacobs, the staff of Affinis Hospice, and the staff of Heartland Hospice.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for memorial contributions made in her memory to Heartland Hospice or Affinis Hospice.

Arrangements are entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home


  • Luther Preston Turner, Father
  • Emma Elizabeth Dent Turner, Mother
  • Jason S. Woods, Husband
  • Lela McKinney, Sister
  • Lily Lambert, Sister
  • Floyd Turner, Brother
  • Billy Turner, Brother
  • Doc Turner, Brother
  • Richard Jason Lockhart, Grandson
  • Jason Brice Lockhart, Grandson
  • Glenn Woods, Son
  • Wayne Woods, Son
  • Emily "Iris" Smith, Daughter
  • Don Woods, Son
  • Tina Evans, Grandchild
  • Sonya Woods, Grandchild
  • Chris Woods, Grandchild
  • Emily Lockhart, Grandchild
  • Kalin Woods, Grandchild
  • Christon Griffis, Grandchild
  • Chelsey McNicoll, Grandchild
  • Justin Woods, Grandchild
  • Whitney Woods, Grandchild
  • Mrs. Woods, "Nanny as she was affectionately known as, also leaves behind fourteen wonderful great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.

  • Kalin Woods, Active Pallbearer
  • Ken Evans, Active Pallbearer
  • Justin Woods, Active Pallbearer
  • Harrison Griffis, Active Pallbearer
  • David McNicoll, Active Pallbearer
  • Andrew Bluestein, Active Pallbearer
  • Dr. Antonio Moran, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Honorable Roger B. Lane, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rick Jacobs, Honorary Pallbearer
  • The staff of Affinis Hospice, Honorary Pallbearer
  • THe staff of Heartland Hospice, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Heartland Hospice
  • Affinis Hospice


  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Burial Friday, July 13, 2018

Minnie Bernice Woods

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Lavinda Gilliard

July 11, 2018

On behalf of my mother, Myra Hanners, and my family, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Ms. Bernice. We will cherish our memories with her at church, and our visits to her. Mama just got out of the hospital and is still very weak, so we may not be able to go to the funeral, but please know you all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen Stephens Gaulien

July 10, 2018

My heartfelt sympathies & prayers for all Mrs Bernice Woods Family. My heart is broken she’s been a friend I knew her many of years through her daughter Iris a good friend of mine . She is such a beautiful woman and so loving and kind to all whom know her. She loved her children and all her grandchildren with all her heart they were her world . Mrs Woods a beautiful soul inside and out . Prayers for the hardest days ahead of you all . God Bless you all.

Marcia Stephens ChristmS

July 10, 2018

So sad to hear of her passing. Such a wonderful lady. Please accept my deepest sympathy.