Jerry Woods

Jerry Woods

May 28, 1932 - January 28, 2020
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Jerry Woods, 87, of Canyon passed away on January 28, 2020.

Services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 31, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Enns, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Dreamland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 30 at Brooks Chapel.

Jerry was born on May 28, 1932 in Hedley, Texas to Wesley and Ruby O’Hare Banister. She graduated from Plainview High School and then attended West Texas State College, where she received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.

On November 23, 1950, she married Bennie Woods in Canyon. They were the first couple to be married at the J.A. Hill Chapel. He preceded her in death on March 23, 2006. They spent 56 wonderful years together and one of the things they thoroughly enjoyed doing with one another was woodworking.

Jerry was a teacher for the Canyon Independent School District for 29 years. She was also the highest paid volunteer at the First United Methodist Church up until her retirement in 2017. She was the most devoted member and knew each person that came in the door of the church. She truly had a gift for hospitality.

She was a member of the Crusaders Sunday School Class and a board member at Palo Duro Retirement Village. Jerry loved sports. She especially loved attending the WT women’s basketball games.

She will be greatly missed by her family, church family, and students.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Brown and husband Donnie, of Amarillo; son, Randy Woods and wife Carolyn, of Baton Rouge, LA; two granddaughters, Brianna Smith and husband David, of Fritch and Mallory Coughlan and husband Daniel, of Prosper; two grandsons, Wesley Brown and wife Tiffany, of Amarillo and Chas Woods, of Tulsa, OK; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a special niece, Vicki Summers, of Rowlett; and 29 years of kids who had her as a math and P.E. teacher.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1818 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    January 30, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    January 30, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brooks Chapel
    1702 5th Ave
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  • Service

    January 31, 2020 | 10:00am
    January 31, 2020 10:00am
    First United Methodist Church
    1818 4th Avenue
    CANYON, TX 79015
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  • Interment

    Dreamland Cemetery
    26500 S Hwy 87
    CANYON, TX 79015
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Margaret Price

Posted at 02:47am
Jerry was such a warm and caring lady. My memories of her will always include her being in the halls of the church to greet me with a hug. She was by our sides as my daughter, granddaughters & I joined the church. Of course, we had already known her from her years as a respected math teacher. My prayers and sympathy goes out to her family and friends. Sincerely, Margaret Price


Posted at 10:32pm
Oh my goodness... she was the first person to greet me and make me welcome at FUMC when I walked in the first time in 2016. She was so kind and loving, making sure I was comfortable, showed me around, and introduced me to a few others. She will always be a treasured sister/mother in Christ to me. May the Lord comfort her family and friends during this time of both mourning and celebration of her amazing heart for others.

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Posted at 08:32pm
With deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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