Janet Marie Woods

December 8, 1958October 9, 2020

A Memorial Graveside service will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley Springs Cemetery for Janet Marie Woods, 61, of Cullman, who passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020 at her residence. Bro. Dudley Brock will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Moss Service Funeral Home. Janet dedicated her life to fitness and helping others achieve their personal fitness goals. She was the owner of Jan’s Fitness for 36 years and assisted her clients as a personal trainer for over 20 years. Her clients were like family to her and selflessly made herself available to them at all times. She found joy in seeing them accomplish their goals. Jan’s Fitness was honored to be named The Cullman Times “Best Professional Weight Loss Center” multiple times over the years. When she wasn’t at her fitness center, she was riding in her convertible, feeling the wind in her face, or relaxing at her home on the lake. She loved her family more than anything, especially her only granddaughter, Lily. She will be greatly missed by all. Preceding her in death was her father, Ellie “Ellis” C. Johnson. Survivors include her son, Adam (Christine) Woods of Gainesville, FL.; granddaughter, Lily Woods, mother and stepfather, Patricia and Frank Collins of Vinemont, AL. and brothers: Terry Paul Johnson of Kenedy, TX. And Byron (Carolyn) Johnson of Blountsville, AL. Condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at


  • Patricia Collins, Mother
  • Frank Collins, Step Father
  • Adam Woods (Christine), Son
  • Lily Woods, Granddaughter
  • Terry Paul Johnson, Brother
  • Byron Johnson (Carolyn), Brother
  • ___________, Preceded In Death ________
  • Ellie "Ellis" C. Johnson, Father (deceased)

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Barbara Scott

October 13, 2020

I went to school with Janet and graduated with her Brother Terry. It has been years since I have seen her but she was always kind and considerate. I am sending my condolences and prayers to her family in this difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏😥😥😥

Doris Key

October 12, 2020

So Sorry hear about Jan. She was a WONDERFUL lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. My Prayers are with you all at this time. Doris Key

Lynn Malin

October 12, 2020

6 years ago when my husband died I was in a very bad shape spiritually and physically I signed up at jans she not only help me achieve my goals she help me see that I was still important and I was still loved by others . I will truly miss her she will always hold a special place on my heart I loved her dearly .i will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers

Katherine Hestla

October 11, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear this, my prayers are with you all. Janet was always such a sweet girl in high school and throughout her life I got to see what a great job she has done in her career. She knew how to motivate one & honestly cared about each persons goal in fitness as well as personal lives . Her programs were challenging & she was tough, no doubt she will be greatly missed. God bless you all

Theresa Brown(Schmuck)

October 11, 2020

The loss of Janet here is sad. Yet heaven is rejoicing at her coming home. Janet's smile, love and energy will live on in those of us who knew and loved her. So thankful to have known her as family. God bless you all with his comfort and peace as you grieve.

Trisha Fulmer Leo

October 11, 2020

Jan and I were best of friends during high school, so I grew to know her pretty well during that time. I often would walk the back roads from Hanceville to her home in Johnson’s Crossing just to spend time with her. I remember her joy of people, love for her family, energy for life, and having a pet chick.
As Pat mentioned we were involved in a car accident that left us with a few knots and bruises, the two of us played hoodie from school a few times during our senior year when it wouldn’t really matter if we didn’t attended during the time we were away, we signed up for Miss Enhancer and we each bought the, in my opinion now, ugliest dresses for the competition; they were the same but her’s was green and mine was yellow. She ran another year and placed. I gave up because I didn’t stand a chance when having her to compete against. After graduation we grew apart when I moved to another state, but she has always had a special place in my heart that is now empty.
Many prayers going out to God for the family that she loved with her entire being. Love you Jan.

Lee Ann Gonstad

October 10, 2020

Jan was a beautiful soul and her passing leaves a hole in all of our hearts. Heaven must be rejoicing and for that I am grateful. I'll see you when I get home. ❤️

Melinda James

October 10, 2020

Jan was my trainer many years ago. She instilled and practiced self-discipline concerning taking care of ourselves sensibly. She always mentioned her son Adam during our sessions together as he was so special to her. She never forgot a friend or your name. She was very professional yet down-to-earth with you. She made you a better person by her life. I extend one of my favorite Psalms, Psalm 100.

Edith Elliott

October 10, 2020

Janet was my friend and trainer . I have prayed with her, when she was going a ruff time . And at different times when i was in town i would think i need too go by and see Janet see how she's doing . She was always glad to see me. That was why i went by cause i Loved Her so much .i will miss her. My Friend Janet Woods ❤

Jennifer Cobbs

October 10, 2020

I owe so much to this precious lady. Jan was my trainer for about 5 years. She gave me hope, encouragement, confidence, and taught me self discipline. I enjoyed hearing stories of her granddaughter, whom she adored. Jan always took the time to ask me about my son and his golf. You could ask her anything and her advice was always sincere. I always looked forward to going to the gym to see Jan’s smiling face, the fellowship with others, and the workouts. It was more than just a fitness center, and I am so blessed that I was able to have Jan in my life. I am going to truly miss Jan! Prayers for her family.
Psalms 91:2- He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.


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