OBITUARY

Barbara Kelly Woodlief

January 10, 1935March 30, 2012

Barbara Kelly Woodlief, 77, of Charlotte, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012, at her home. She was born January 10, 1935, in Warrenton, NC, the daughter of Wesley Cecil and Lucie (Holmes) Kelly. Barbara grew up in Henderson, NC, before graduating from UNC Greensboro. She also earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Manhattanville College. She took pride in her position as a high school English and History teacher. She was active at her church, Weddington United Methodist Church, where she participated in Kings and Queens, Prime Chimers, and Caring Hearts. Barbara enjoyed the beach, reading books, Duke Basketball, and playing bridge with one of her many bridge clubs. But above all else, Barbara took exceptional joy in her grandchildren. She was a very loving, caring, and kind person who will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Scott Thomas Woodlief; brother, Charles Wesley Kelly. Barbara is survived by her husband of 54 years, Guy Forrest Woodlief, Jr.; son, Guy Wesley Woodlief; daughter in-law, Joyce Ann Woodlief; grandchildren, Christopher Theodore Woodlief, Jaclyn Kelly Woodlief, and Nicole Ann Woodlief. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 1:00 pm at McEwen Funeral Service – Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210. Visitation will be held Monday, April 2, from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the funeral home and one hour prior to Tuesday’s service. Burial will be held in Forest Lawn East Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Caring Hearts, a service providing food for the elderly, in care of Weddington United Methodist Church.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 2, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 3, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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Barbara Kelly Woodlief

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William Orr

April 4, 2012

Guy, my grandmother Pearl was a first cousin of your Dad and loved your parents dearly. I am so sorry to read of Barbara's death. Know that we are praying for your family.

April 4, 2012

Barbara was a unique person who touched many lives in diverse ways. She leaves behind a living memorial of her life in each of us who were blessed to know her.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.
Christine Slominski

Jo Ann

April 3, 2012

We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Barbara, She was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and payers are with the Woodlief Family.

April 3, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We always enjoyed visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Woodlief when they would visit Joyce and Scott.
Karen, Mike Taylor, Josh and Jake Heenehan

isabelle brinkman

April 2, 2012

All my love an deepest sympathy to Barbara's faovrites, Guy, Young Guy, Joyce, Chris, Jackie and Nicole,

Shortie

Stu Novick

April 2, 2012

To the Woodlief family - we're sorry about your loss.

Rick Ward

April 2, 2012

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Mrs. Woodlief. I only met her once, but she was kind and gracious to me and I've always been impressed by the closeness of the family that she guided. Please know that your family is in my thoughts.

Darlene Murtagh

April 2, 2012

From the first time she opened her home and heart to us (Armonk, NY) We became instant family! Barbara never made me feel awkward and always made me feel loved and comfortable. The things I enjoyed most (and will miss)were the talks we've had and her laughter as well as her hugs.Our hearts are sadden from her loss but our memories our golden and will help us get thru. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Woodlief Family. Love Darlene, Glenn , and Sean.

DON AND THELMA GREEN

April 2, 2012

TO GUY AND ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY,
WE ARE FILLED WITH GRIEF AFTER HEARING ABOUT BARBARA PASSING AWAY. SHE WAS WAS A DEAR FRIEND TO THELMA AND ME. WE CONSIDER HER AS A CARE GIVING CHRISTAIN WHO PUT HER SELF AHEAD OF OTHERS.

YOURS TRULY, DON AND THELMA GREEN

Amy Grobert

April 2, 2012

When I think of Barbara, I think about how she was always such a warm person. She had a great laugh and always seemed to make me feel welcome. We will miss her greatly. Our sympathies to the whole family, we send lotts of light and love your way.
With our deepest sympathies,
Amy and Eric Grobert