Virginia Debroth Woodard was born March 23, 1940 in Jackson, MI to Jennie and Claudell Taylor. She passed away January 9, 2021.
Virginia spent her adolescent years in Jackson, MI and moved to Lansing, MI in her early teens. She attended and graduated from J.W. Sexton High School, starting her family shortly after.
Motherhood quickly became a fulfilling part of her life and as she added to her legacy, she found that motherhood soon became the true purpose of her existence. She reveled in her position as the guiding light, the constant support and the loving teacher to her beloved 8 children. She didn’t stop there as Virginia found that her heart was large enough to love, teach and build character in 24 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. She once said that she never thought she could love any deeper than she loved her children until she encountered the love of her children’s children and her love grew even deeper for the generation yet to come.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Woodard, her mother Jennie Barnette and her father Claudell Taylor, two sons: Lynn Amos and Phillip Amos Jr., and a grandson Paul Crosby.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving children: Natalie (Terry) Boyd, Christine (Ray) Brown, Jennell Johnson, Rashanda Jones, Nikkida (Lool) Price and James Woodard II, her four loving siblings, Claudette Hill, Mildred Vaden, Mona Cooper and Lordell Taylor; her 24 loving grandkids and her adored 46 great-grands that truly filled her heart with light and love — A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends, a special nephew Shelvy Taylor, a special cousin Joseph Nelson and a special neighbor Edward Goldman.
A private service will be held.