Roland Douglas Wooderson
April 9, 1934 – January 1, 2019
Roland Douglas Woodson, age 84 of Jackson, passed away on January 1, 2019 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
He was born on April 9, 1934 in Walker County, TX to the late Pyerl and Lemma Park Wooderson. He was preceeded in death by his brother, L.P. Wooderson of Houston, TX, his sisters Maxine Wurbs of Bryan, TX and Bennie Lee Welch of Houston, TX.
He was a Southern Baptist pastor for 50 years, serving churches in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Lynell Wooderson of Henderson, TN; daughter, Terri Wooderson Gardner (Curtis) of Jackson; son, Paul Wooderson (Alicia) of Brownsville, TX; Grandchildren: Shannon Crane (Zack) of Hixson, Drew Gardner of Chattanooga, Alexis Wooderson of Brownsville, TX and Marcos Wooderson of Brownsville, TX and 1 great grandchild, Clara Anne Crane as well as many well-loved nieces and nephews.
The funeral service is to be conducted on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Meridian Baptist Church with Bro. John Enoch officiating. Interment will be in the Parks Cemetery in Madisonville, TX.
The family will receive friends and loved ones on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 7-9 p.m. at Meridian Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Curtis Gardner, Paul Wooderson, Drew Gardner, Marcos Wooderson, Zack Crane, and Tyler Scott.
- Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Wednesday, January 2, 2019
- The Funeral Service Thursday, January 3, 2019
Roland Douglas Wooderson
Bill and Janice Yordy
January 2, 2019
Terry, Curtis, Paul and families,
We were so sorry to hear of Brother Doug's passing. He meant a lot to our family. All the great teaching and preaching. We learned much under him as a pastor and friend. All the ham and bean suppers at our house, his and Bill's reminiscing of their army days, he and Bill working on his car, the phone calls that would begin with something in Spanish then asking if I had ham and beans cooking, both of our daughters coming to know the Lord and being baptized by him. Crystal refused to be baptized until we were a church because she wanted Bro. Doug to be the one who baptized her. I made him very nervous when I was carrying Amber, he was afraid I was going to have her at church and I nearly did! When Amber had spinal meningitis, he and Lynel spent many hours beside her hospital bed praying and giving us the support we needed. We were told she might not make it but when she began to recover, Bro. Doug told me that God had saved her for a reason and if one day she gave her life to God's service or missions, he didn't want to hear me say, "no, not her", I didn't and she has served God for many years in His service. It's impossible to relay how much your parents meant to our family, so many many memories. Our prayers have been with you for several months and we are still offering them up in your behalf. May you feel God's arms around you at this time and the peace that only He can give. There are tears on earth but certainly rejoicing in heaven!
Joe and Brenda Lambert
January 1, 2019
Terri, you and your family have our sincere sympathy with your loss of your Dad. He was a great Christian gentleman. GOD bless you.