Mr. Woodrow Wilson Monlyn Jr., 76, of Kingsland passed away on May 11, 2018, at his son’s home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Oct. 13, 1941, to the late Charlotte and Woodrow Wilson Monlyn Sr. in Kingsland. He was raised by his grandmother, the late Elizabeth Council Parland of Blountstown, Fla.
Mr. Monlyn was educated in Camden County, Miami Dade, Fla., and Manhattan, N.Y., schools. He attended Ralph Johnson Bunche High School and played football with the RJB High School Hornets while in attendance.
He was employed with the Camden County Board of Education, the City of Kingsland and various businesses as an auto detailer.
What he enjoyed most besides spending time with his family was singing with the Third Mt. Zion Male Chorus. He loved traveling to visit family members in Savannah and Blountstown. Mr. Monlyn would travel to Blountstown to spend time with his aunt, the late Mary Davis, and cousins. He also enjoyed visiting with his cousin, the late Clyde Jones of Sandhill, Fla.
He leaves to mourn his children, the late LaTanya Monlyn and Charlotte Monlyn of New York, Jinada Thomas of California and Kristopher Daniels (Kayla) of Kingsland.
Being an only child, Woody was raised with Rev. Victor Burt (Sadie), the late Tommy Parland, James Henry, Mary Harris, the late Wave Parland, Ira Lee Parland, Jackie Parland and Herbert Parland. His grandchildren are Fantasia Monlyn and Kalia Monlyn of New York, Jaelin Thomas of California and Kya’lena Daniels of Kingsland.
He admired and respected his close friends, Deacon Leroy Holmes, Deacon Larry Coleman, Bishop Thomas Coleman and Deacon Charles Hardy. He also leaves to mourn a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at New Mount Carmel Church on Highway 17 in Gross, Fla. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at the same location. Interment will be in Kinlaw Cemetery in Kingsland.