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George Earl Woodson
1936 ~ 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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“Deacon George Earl Woodson affectionately known as “Bobby” was born in
Arvonia, Virginia on March 30,1936 to the late Corrine Woodson. He attended
Buckingham County public schools and graduated from Carter G. Woodson in
At an early age Bobby joined the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. He loved and
adored his mother and grandmother who raised him.
In March of 1962, he met Jane Mudd Tytus, and they married on December 26,
1962, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Deacon Woodson never met a stranger. He loved talking about the Lord and
believed in rallying up prayer warriors to pray with him for friends and family. He
loved his family and looked forward to visits from the grandchildren over the
summer months. His last birthday was spent in Louisville, Kentucky with family.
He traveled that path through the years, but this time he had the honor of sitting in
the passenger seat as he used his finger and voice as a GPS. He traveled and was
present at many high school and college graduations for his children and
His career paths included working in transportation, correctional officer, dump
truck driver for Whitehurst Paving Company, and cutting grass just to name a few.
He was so involved in the community that his daughter Kandie jokingly named
him “Mayor of Buckingham”.
He loved listening to Oldies and Gospel music and playing spades. His favorite
saying if he was winning the card game would be “I will beat you as long as a dog
goes barefoot” in other words you haven’t seen a dog with shoes on.
God and Church came first in his life. He was an active member of the Zion
Sunday School Union and became its president just before the Covid-19 pandemic
made meetings impossible. He treated others with respect and love. Bobby was
eager to support and suggest methods to move meetings forward. Always
cooperative and willing to discuss indifferences to a complete understanding with
others. He brought those same leadership skills to the Carter G. Woodson High
School Reunion Committee as they presented school reunions in 1998 and 2000.
George “Bobby” Woodson’s influence was not limited to these two groups as he
imparted his wisdom to countless friends and neighbors. They, in turn, took his
wisdom to their various groups and meetings.
Deacon Woodson was preceded in death by Jane C. Woodson (wife), Corrine
Woodson (mother), Lance J. Woodson (grandson), Carlos Langhorne (grandson)
and Joseph S. Mudd (brother-in-law).
George leaves to cherish his memories, children Zymora Scott (Eugene), Maxine
Smith (Donald), Kevin Tytus (Jeri), Kory Tytus (Deanna), Kandie Shields
(Edward), Robert Woodson (Tuwana), Robin Choice-Woodson, Richard Woodson
(Keiomi), Brenda Allen, Adrian Jones, Douglas Jones (Chandra), Elisa Lampkin,
Regina Carter (Maurice), Alvin Choice and Fletcher Banks.
Grandchildren - Eric Scott, Tory Scott, Larnell Smith (Tianne), Lameka Ware
(Lance), Kevin Tytus (Adrienne), Ashley Tytus, Domonique Tytus, Jori Tytus,
Devin Beverly (LaShonda), Lavente Woodson, Robert Townes (Luisa), Mario
Choice (Domanique), Marko Choice, Maceio Choice, Suzanne Perkins, Brittany
Woodson, Shelby Tyner (Devonte), Justice Evans, Cassidy Evans, Christopher
Evans, Katelynn McClurkin, Ellis Fernandez, Juanita Jackson, Jermaine Jackson,
Tori Webb, Adrian Jones, Gregory Jones, Douglas Jones Jr., and Alicia Jones.
Brothers - Henry N. Woodson (Gloria) and Larry Huggins (Arria).
Sister/Cousin - Barbara Smith (Jerome)
Ronnie Hart (close friend and family member), Alphonso Mudd (Brother-in-law)
and Amy Cooper (special friend/daughter).
Great-grandchildren – Larnell Smith Jr., Grant Caldwell Smith, Lance Ware Jr.,
Darryl Montgomery, Michael Montgomery (Aliya) Kevin Tytus (Tre’), Kamden
Tytus, Skye Tytus, Armani Tytus, King Jayceon Tytus, Devin Beverly Jr., Desmin
Beverly, Lani Beverly, Dysin Beverly, Natuan Woodson, Mason Choice, Mariah
Choice, Mario Choice, Chloe’ Choice, Jagger Taylor, Nico Tyner, Tyresse Jones,
David Garcia III, Dulce Ordaz, Eden Dyer, Douglas Jones III, Coretta Jones,
Marlee Jones and Angela Jackson.
Great-Great-Grandchildren – Julian Caldwell Washington, Sahara Montgomery
and Saniyah Montgomery and a host of nieces, nephews, and family friends.
Extended family – The Nash’s, Miller’s, Hughes’, Randolph’s, and a host of others.
The family sincerely appreciates your expressions of love during this time of loss.
Your kindness and concern for our family means a great deal to us. Special thanks
to Mariah Winkey, Linda Anderson, Michael Woodson, Lillian Taylor and Joyce
Gooden for the conversations with Dad since our mom’s passing. A special thanks
to Sharon Stanton. We appreciate and are thankful for the professional services
rendered by the Buckingham County Sherriff’s Department, Dr. Randolf Lanford,
Colbert-Wiley Funeral and Cremation Services, and Chestnut Grove Baptist
Church. We are especially grateful for all the phone calls, text messages and visits.