Yvonne R. Woods, 67, of Woodbine passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus.
Aug. 19, 1948, a dear baby girl entered into this world with wisdom and knowledge. This baby girl was born to the late Robert L. Rudolph and Bertha Rudolph in Woodbine, the Colesburg community. She was raised in a Christian home and at an early age she joined Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Gadsen, where she served faithfully in the choir and many other areas of the church. She was baptized at a very early age.
Yvonne’s early education was completed in the Camden County school system at Ralph J. Bunche High School. She furthered her education at Savannah State College where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree from Savannah/Armstrong State College.
She became a very gainful teacher. She taught school in the Charlton County public school system for many years and later returned to the Camden County public school system where she taught for a combined total of 30-plus years and she enjoyed every moment of her career. Yvonne’s goal was to make sure each child had the opportunity to be the best that they could be. She encouraged her students and reading was her passion.
Yvonne was married to Mack Jackson and they were blessed with one child, Kimmie. In later years, Yvonne married Carl Woods. After many years and growing older and having changes in her life, she joined the Potter’s House Worship Center where she was an active member and a missionary of the church under the leadership of Bishop Kenny Knight. Yvonne loved the Lord and loved doing his work.
After many years of work at the Potter’s House Worship Center, Yvonne joined the First African Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend K.C. Davis where she served until the Lord called her home. To God be the glory!
She leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter, Kimmie (Charles) Carey of Woodbine; mother, Bertha Rudolph of Woodbine; sister, Barbara (Ralph) King of Woodbine; granddaughter, Chala Carey of Woodbine; a host of nieces, nephews and friends; three godchildren, Ramona Hines, Antwon Mainor and Tynae Carswell; special friends, Carl Woods, Jacqueline Moses, Willie Mae Taylor and Jaunita Holmes; special family members, Helen James, Hessie Butler, Alvenia Banks, Loufera Miller and Geraldine Baker; a special caretaker, Emanuel Glover; a dedicated pastor, Reverend K.C. and Sister Phyllis Davis.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at First African Missionary Baptist Church in Kingsland. A wake was not held. The body laid in state for two hours before the service. Interment was in Woodbine Cemetery.
Sunset Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.