December 4, 1919September 6, 2012

Johnsie Caldwell Woods, 92, of Hudson, passed away Thursday, September 06, 2012 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Mrs. Woods was born in Alexander County to the late Walter Clyde Caldwell and Lucy Barkley Caldwell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Rue Caldwell Woods, and two brothers, George and Wayne Caldwell. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Earl R. Woods of the home; a son, Keith David Woods and wife Susie of Hudson; a daughter, Nan Crozier and husband Jim of Charlotte; brothers, Jack and Paul Caldwell, both of Granite Falls; sisters, Ava Rast of Simpsonville SC, Joann McLelland of Statesville, NC and Judy Bryant of Jacksonville, NC; a granddaughter, Melissa Cherry of Rock Hill, SC.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend John Green officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be James Caldwell, Dale Caldwell, Mark Rast, Melvin Caldwell, Nicolas Caldwell and Kenneth Price.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1787 Cajah Mountain Road, Hudson, NC 28638 or to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Johnsie Caldwell Woods.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 8, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, September 8, 2012


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Carol Mills

September 27, 2012

Ms. Johnsie blessed so many people. My mom and myself included. My mom, Joan Smith thought the world of her and was always grateful for her friendship. Ms. Johnsie was a blessing to me through my college years, as she and the ladies of Mt. Zion WMU supported me and assisted me prayerfully and financially while I was going to Gardner Webb. I send prayers to her family for comfort and peace. God bless you and keep you close, Earl.

Denise Triplett Sexton

September 6, 2012

I have so many sweet memories of Johnsie. She and Earl have impacted our family in so many ways...through the church bus ministry and especially through Sunday School. My mother, Beulah Triplett, loved Johnsie's Sunday School class. Johnsie was a tremendous example, encouraging all to a closer walk with the Lord. I am sure that she is rejoicing in heaven today!