Omega Wood

February 15, 1925May 18, 2018

Emily Omega Garner Wood was born on February 15, 1925 in Laurens County, South Carolina. Most of her childhood was spent in Union, South Carolina, where she met her “first love,” Howard. In 1957 she and Howard moved to Macon which she proudly called home for the remainder of her life. Omega Wood joyfully entered the gates of Heaven on Friday, May 18, 2018. She was truly adored by Howard and her three sons and their families.

Omega had an incredible faith in the God she served daily through her service to others throughout the community and through her active membership at Vineville Baptist Church. She also maintained an associate membership at Highland Hills Baptist Church, where she and Howard both served faithfully together until his passing in 1989.

Omega was the first female loan officer of the First National Bank of Macon where she worked for 21 years. After her retirement, she joined Mass Mutual Insurance working with Andy Watson and Associates. Then she worked in the family owned business, Baconsfield Flower Shop for 23 years. She was the first female elected to the Board of Directors of the Macon-Bibb County Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club and a Life Member of the Salvation Army Board of Directors. She served on the Board of the Bibb-Jones Unit of the American Cancer Society and was the Past President of the Twiggs-Houston Cancer Society. In 2000 she was honored as Senior Princess of the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival.

She was predeceased by Howard and by five brothers and sisters. She will be missed immeasurably by her sons Eddie (Donna) of Macon, Ellis (Kathy) of Statesboro, and Scott of St. Simons Island. In addition to her sons, “Mema” is survived by her four beloved grandchildren, April, Matt, Trent, and Brandon; seven great-grandchildren, a brother, Hubert, of Sanford, North Carolina, and a sister, Joyce of Moore, South Carolina. The family will be forever grateful to the staff of Magnolia Manor, the staff of Ogeechee Area Hospice, and the staff of Homestead Hospice for their generous care and affection during her final days.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to service time on Tuesday, May 22 at Highland Hills Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Highland Hills Baptist Church with Dr. Jake Hall, Dr. William Kremer, and Dr. James Bruner officiating . Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, North Gate. Contributions in her memory may be made to Vineville Baptist Church, 2591 Vineville Avenue, Macon, 31204 or Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo St., Statesboro, GA 30458.

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Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.


  • Sons, Eddie (Donna) of Macon, Ellis (Kathy) of Statesboro, and Scott of St. Simons Island; four beloved grandchildren, April, Matt, Trent, and Brandon; seven great-grandchildren, a brother, Hubert, of Sanford, North Carolina, and a sister, Joyce of Moore, South Carolina.

  • Vineville Baptist Church
  • Ogeechee Area Hospice


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Omega Wood

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Evelyn (Lyda/Aldrich) Trimble

May 22, 2018

Omega is a friend of more than 60 years, and though in recent years our paths did not cross as much as before, I have always treasured that friendship. I regret that I was not there for her service today, but my thoughts and prayers are with you, the family that she loved so passionately. She has left you an incredible example of a life well-lived, faithful to the end. May you be blessed and comforted by the assurance that she is now secure and at peace in the arms of Jesus, Who she loved and served for so many years.
Be blessed, today, and in all the days yet to come. She will be MISSED by so many.

Evelyn (Lyda/ Aldrich) Trimble

Mildred Shealy

May 21, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Omega's passing.
From being neighbors in the Cross Keys
neighborhood area to working with her at
1st National Bank -
I will always remember her bright smile,
personality and laughter !
So sorry for your loss.

Mildred Butler Shealy

Ann Butt Clegg

May 21, 2018

Eddie, Ellis, and Scott, my brother , Ben Butt, notified me today of Omega's homegoing. I was thinking just the other day about Cross Keys Baptist Church and the many contributions that your parents made there. They were wonderful leaders and supporters of the youth. Omega was truly one of the most genuine people that I have ever known. Meeting up with her later at Vineville Baptist Church was a treat for us after all those years. You were blessed to have her in your life for these many years. She and Howard left you a tremendous spiritual legacy. God bless all of you.

nancy king

May 21, 2018

just remembering the times after church on Jeffersonville road. she always made everyone feel at home.

Sheila Perkins

May 21, 2018

To all the family,
My life has been enriched to have had the privilege of knowing Omega for all these wonderful years. She was a joy to be around and she always made you smile. She will be greatly missed by
all her family and friends. My prayers go out to all of you.

Carol McGee Blair

May 20, 2018

I remember Omega so fondly from Wood family reunions. She had a wonderful smile and contagious laugh. She was so fun loving and quite the character, much like my Grandmother- Howard's sister, Francis. She added many warm memories to our family and I am grateful to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with Eddie, Ellis and Scott. She was a proud Mama!

Mike Swaim

May 20, 2018

Joyce called this afternoon and left a message about your Mom. I’m so very sorry to hear of her passing. Omega was a, cheerful, loving, kind, generous. She holds a special place in my heart. We talked several times a year, and she always said “I love you” before she got off the phone, and I was usually teary-eyed when I hung up the phone. She reminded me of family, good times, and great memories of your Dad. I’ll miss her. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

barbara clary

May 20, 2018

Ellis, Eddie, and Scott
Thank you for letting me know about Omega's homegoing. She was always so special to me and it always seemed like we had so much in common. Naturally I especially regret that we weren't able to keep in touch as much as we had in the past. We were able to talk from time to time but not often enough. It seemed like we had so much in common being inlaws and the fact that she was fun to be around. I'm so thankful for all these fond memories. You'll all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Barbara Clary

Grace Reeves

May 20, 2018

My deepest sympathy goes to all of the Wood family. My first memory of Omega is in September 1962
when she offered us the use of their trailer. We were clearing our lot at Lake Sinclair two lots from the
Woods. We have remained close friends for these fifty years. I loved Omega and I love her entire family.
She will truly be missed

Deidra Rutledge Howard

May 20, 2018

To the Family Our Deepest Sympathy will keep you all in my Prayers. Let your hearts be comforted with the precious memories, Miss Omega was a dear friend to our family use to love going to Baconsfield Flower shop with Mama (Jeanette Rutledge) smell so good in there and the many beautiful arrangements that was made, she was a long time friend to our Mama (Jeanette Rutledge) and family so enjoyed when I visited our Mama at Magnolia Manor, Miss Omega would stop by. I know Heaven is even more beautiful now! Heaven has gained another beautiful Angel. We was blessed to know you such a sweetheart.
Deidra Rutledge Howard & family