Woodrow “Woody” Reed
January 31, 1956 – May 15, 2017
REFLECTION OF LIFE
On Monday, May 15, 2017, Woodrow affectionately called “Woody” made his heavenly transition from earth to eternity. Woody was born in Washington, District of Columbia on January 31, 1956. Woodrow is the son of the late Woodrow W. and Mary A. Reed.
Woodrow was educated in the District of Columbia School System and later joined the United States Navy and was in the waters of Vietnam.
In his youth, Woodrow liked to attend Zion Baptist Church, in Washington, DC with his younger brother, Andre. He accepted the Lord as his savior at an early age and new deeply of the mercy and grace showered on him.
Woodrow married and subsequently divorced. From this union, Woodrow had two children, Travis and Tiffany. He later shared his life with Valerie Moss, his fiancé. Valerie was Woodrow’s best friend and confidante.
Woodrow loved spending time with his family and friends. He was creative and extremely artistic. He once drew a picture of himself playing the guitar that really looked like him. He enjoyed a good laugh, playing his guitar, cards, football, basketball and watching western movies.
Woodrow did not have a mean bone in his body; he was easy going but if provoked ……… oh well! In fact, he would extend an olive branch, even if you had fought with him. He knew that God commanded that we forgive, and that forgiveness was good for the soul.
He was intelligent, a thinker, a prankster, good looking, and a problem solver. Woodrow was an electrician, who worked hard and enjoyed his work until his health began to decline. He put together toys, wrestled and played ball with the boys, assisted his nieces and nephews with school projects and allowed his nephew to accompany him on work assignments. Today, his nephew is an Electrical Engineer.
Woodrow did not meet a stranger. He was a good friend and companion. He loved deeply, was kind, caring and dependable. You could trust him with your. secrets and no matter how angry he became those things would not be the topic of conversation to anyone.
Woodrow had many challenges in his life and he faced them head-on, without ever complaining. In spite of all the challenges, he had an anchor that was firm and secure, faith and confident that every promise God made will be kept. He is now al rest in that PROMISE.
Cherishing his memory, his daughter, Tiffany (Miles), son Travis, fiancé, Valerie, two sisters, Loretta and Patricia, three brothers Rubin (affectionately called June), Gregory (Monica), and Andre, two grandchildren Xavier and Caleb, a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends, and acquaintances.
Life Is But A Stopping Place
Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys.
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay …
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the lord