Charles Russell Woodson

February 22, 1942April 9, 2019

Charles Russell Woodson “Woody” On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Charles Russell “Woody” Woodson of Silver Spring, Maryland passed away. He was the beloved husband of Verna Alexander Woodson; father of Hillary Woodson Gaskins (Toussaint) and the late Darren Russell Woodson; grandfather of Felton Armstrong, III, Savannah Woodson Reeves and Asa Gaskins; brother-in-law of Paula Alexander Wilks (William). Friends are welcome to pay respects at Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church, 223 Elizabeth Avenue, Rockville, MD, 20850, on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 9:30 am until 11:00 am, where his memorial service will commence at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be made to Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church. Please view and sign the family guestbook at


  • Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church


  • Visitation at Church Saturday, April 20, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Eugenia Adams

April 20, 2019

Verna and family,

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal... Love leaves a memory no one can steal. …. May the memories of your love one warm your heart; May the God of mercy give your strength and comfort you with His love.

Eugenia "Jeannie" Adams, USPHSCO

Jean Hochron

April 18, 2019

Charles was a treasured colleague and I’m grateful for having had the chance to work with him during our time at HRSA. I’ll never forget his charm and kindness and his genuine efforts to improve the lives of so many.

My sincere sympathy to Charles’s family and his many friends.

Jean Hochron

Tracy McClintock

April 17, 2019

To Verna, Hillary and Family: my deepest condolences on behalf of myself and my family. Thank you for sharing Charles with us! He was an intricate part of the HHS family and our special group of BPHC friends. We affectionately called him Mack Daddy, because he dressed to the "nines", and had undeniable swagger. Woody was a beautiful, kind spirit. We shared so many great times over the years, especially the laughter, parties and celebrations. We were so blessed that Kentucky groomed him to grace and embrace the DC metro area. He will forever be remembered in our thoughts and heart.

May your memories of your husband and father bring you comfort and peace. God has brought home another angel. Keeping you in prayer!

Tracy McClintock