OBITUARY

Elmer "Woody" Roosevelt Woodfolk

August 17, 1933May 3, 2018
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Elmer “Woody” Woodfolk died peacefully on May 3 in Houston, Texas at the age of 84.

Elmer is survived by his wife, Maureen, his children: Rodney, Tyrone, Angelia and his siblings: Rose K. Jones, Joseph and John Woodfolk.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Sr. and Theresa, three sisters, two brothers and his son Alfred.

Elmer was born on August 17, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland to parents Clarence Sr. and Theresa. He graduated from Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland 1951. Elmer joined the Air Force in 1952. Woody was an accomplished jet engine mechanic. The family was stationed at various locations in the US and overseas while Elmer served in the Armed Forces. Upon retiring from the Air Force after 21 years, Woody and Maureen moved to Friendswood, Texas. After the Air Force Woody worked for Gray Tool and Stewart & Stevenson. Elmer and Maureen were blessed with a large and loving family and he was a proud grandfather, great-grandfather and great great-grandfather. His children remember him as a kind, gentle and patient father who encouraged them to pursue their goals. In retirement Elmer would often help his wife Maureen at her school where he served as a mentor for various young children.

A funeral is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., May 12, 2018 at Forest Park East, Webster, Texas, with a reception to follow. Reverend Dr. Shirley Souder - Sr. Pastor of Ebenezer UMC Methodist Church will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Elmer’s life. Flowers may be sent to Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Fwy.

Condolences can be sent to: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/7841948

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Frederick Laws, Pallbearer
  • Jack Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Alexander Woodfolk, Pallbearer
  • Desmond Woodfolk, Pallbearer
  • Roy Johnson IV, Pallbearer
  • Michael Woodfolk, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 11, 2018

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

  • Reception

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

Memories

Elmer "Woody" Roosevelt Woodfolk

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Lashea Henderson

January 3, 2020

I remember when Mr. Woody would come and visit Mrs. Woodfolk during the school hours at Stewart Elementary. When he came it would always be a free day (no class work) lol.. He would take us out to play and we’d listen to his many stories. My condolences to Mrs. Woodfolk and family.

Jessica Finch

May 12, 2018

On behalf of Elizabeth Boyd, Marigrace Gonzales, Jessica Finch, Amber Polozola, Debra Butler, and the entire staff of Forest Park East Funeral Home and Cemetery we extend our condolences again and thank you for letting us honor such a great man!

Monica Sylvester

May 12, 2018

To my dear Uncle Woody, as far I can remember you were always there. You always had time for us and to talk to us and give us your world analogies. When we got out of hand, you brought us back in with your military voice. You taught us so much but most of all you taught us how to love one another and to live life to the fullest! You and Aunt Maureen are examples of that. My mom Sarah knew that you were always there, you were a good brother in law to my mom and she always said that you were a friend and you always made us laugh. You will be greatly missed Uncle Woody. You were the example of a man showing a family how a husband treats and cherishes his wife! And even in all of the laughs you were yet teaching us. You will continue to live on through the hearts and memories of our family and we will continue to tell the younger generations of our dear Uncle Woody,
Love Monica.

Celeste Lamothe

May 12, 2018

I would like to give my deepest condolences to the Woodfolk family. You have been such a blessing to my family. It saddens me that Mr. Woody is not here with us but I know he is in Heaven and not suffering any longer. He always graced us with his presence, love and his smile. From Celeste , Jeremiah and Janiyah Woodfolk we love you GiGi P. You will always be in our hearts.

Alberto & Julia Pena

May 12, 2018

It was a beautiful day today in more ways than one.

Unfortunately I did not get to know "Woody" that well, but what I do know is that he is looking down on us today and he is smiling. Our love to your family and we are very happy for you in knowing that you had your dad as long as you did, but he was called to do other work right now so you have to share him

We love you very much!!!!

Shellie & Richard Sylvester

May 12, 2018

Woody!!!! I will always remember that there was never a dull moment when you were around. You were always the life of the party and we truly loved that about you. I remember going to Beaumont with you guys and there I met Richard, of course you clowned and didn't even know the guy. Who knew years and years later he would become my husband. You will always be in our hearts.

TerrenceTiffany Cook

May 12, 2018

We love you and we will always smile when I think of Uncle Woody! We remember always clowning and joking around with Uncle Woody. He would tell us not to run in the house because we couldn't afford anything in the house that we might break.

Terrie Robertson

May 12, 2018

I remember when Uncle Woody and Momma (Sarah) would talk back and forth. To a stranger you would think that they were fighting, but that was just how they related to one another. They really loved one another. I remember Momma just like I will remember Uncle Woody. They both died at the age of 84. I love you all!

Ivy Johnson

May 12, 2018

From one of the animals in the zoo called the Green family, I have proclaimed myself Uncle Woody's FAVORITE niece! I say that because he had the quality to make each child in the family feel like they were the favorite. He always had something funny to say to make us laugh and he always made us know that he expected great things from us. We will miss you Uncle Woody, and I am sure we will see you again! Love, Ivy Jo

fitzroy and voyce and marie charles

May 12, 2018

Myself and wife Voyce always remember when Uncle Woody walk Voyce down the aisle 44 years ago in Lake Charles.
From this union came five children . We thank for this good memory.

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