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Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery

719 North 27Th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Ella Faye Woods

September 26, 1933September 3, 2019
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The Life of Ella Faye Woods (September 26, 1933-September 03, 2019)

Ella Faye (Chee-Chee) Woods was born on September 26, 1933 in Mead, Oklahoma to Dillard Ruth Sr. and Mary Ellen Burnett Ruth. She was the second of ten children. Ella was raised in Mead, Oklahoma and Colbert, Oklahoma, where she attended grade and high school in the Colbert Public School System at Shoemaker Schools. Ella’s confession of Faith, Love for the Lord, and Humanity spans for decades and she claimed her profession of faith with baptism on April 09, 1945. She was married to Walter B. Lyons. Ella later relocated to Phoenix, Arizona on September 17, 1957, where she met and married Robert C. Woods. She joined Phillips Memorial C.M.E. Church and has devoted her life to Christian Service and caring for others. She served as President of the Women’s Missionary Society and the Food Ministry. Ella’s years of work service were with Maricopa County, in the Food Service Industry in Dietary with St Luke’s Hospital and the Phoenix School District. Her heart of generosity led her to provide ongoing services to those in need without question of their circumstances. Her passion was to serve, making people smile through her humor and desire for happiness. Throughout her life, Ella has touched many people’s lives by always being available to assist anyone who asked. She was a mentor who was truly loved and appreciated. She loved cooking for others with her claim to fame, Banana Bread. On September 03, 2019, Ella departed this life back to her Heavenly Father. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dillard Ruth Sr., Mary Ellen (Ruth) Evans, two brothers, Dillard Ruth Jr., Emery James Ruth, two sisters, Dorothy Mae Harris, Betty Jean Suber, and her devoted friend Horace Arrington. She leaves to cherish her memory: three sisters, Thelma Louise Mitchell of Tulsa, OK, Sylvia Joann Greenleaf (Obie) of Denison, TX, Sandra Beatrice Burns of Jacksonville, FL, two brothers, Joe Henry Ruth of Bedford Heights, OH, Omega Lee Ruth (Deborah) of Jacksonville, FL, a devoted nephew Eddie Paul Harris of Phoenix, AZ, a trusted and caring niece Sharon Kay Hope of Tracy, CA, loving god- daughter Brianna Hope Zaporta, loving stepchildren Terri Woods Treiber, Marvin Woods(deceased), Michael Woods, Darren Woods, Kay Woods, Greg Woods, Marcus Woods all of Phoenix, AZ, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, relatives, cherished friends, and a special friend and devoted neighbor Cutter Pleasant, with many other close friends and neighbors.

Services

  • 2413 Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 20, 2019

Memories

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Tommy Jackson

September 18, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Ms. Woods you will truly be missed. Tommy Jackson and Linda Hill.
Reno, NV

SIGNED: Tommy Jackson

Omega Ruth

September 15, 2019

This is #5 and this one really hit home. Big Sister was a stand in mother in my adolescent days.
Always there to encourage as well as admonish.

I have a special place in my heart and mind that is yours always.
Say hello to Mama, Dorothy, Betty, Jimbo, and Emery for me.

I love you always.

Your Baby Brother,

Omega Lee Ruth Sr.

Peggy Drake

September 14, 2019

My dear friend of 50yrs or more. I'm gonna miss you. I hope you have a safe journey. The Lord giveth & the Lord taketh, I know he has taken you into his loving arms & welcomed you into his kingdom. I love you girlfriend. Rest now.

Terri Woods Treiber

September 10, 2019

She was a mother to me , she loved my father and had been in my life as long as I can remember she always had a kind word and a Cake to sweeten the deal. I will always remember my first 1st grade picture when she braided my hair in 3 long braids and a one tight bang in front lol lol . I will always remember her as my Stepmother, Ella Faye I will miss your kindness and monthly phone calls.

Alfreda Fenner

September 10, 2019

My auntie “chee chee”had a wonderful personality! she was my inspiration growing up as a child always supporting me with her words of Godly wisdom through letters or by phone, she will be sorely missed as the Lord seen fit to take her home.

Chris Fowler

September 10, 2019

Blessings to you Chee Chee, you always had a knife in your hand in the kitchen. These are the best memories that I will never forget about you. God bless.

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