Ida J. Woodard

Published 9:50 am Tuesday, November 14, 2017

MURFREESBORO, NC – Ida Joyner Woodard, age 79 of Murfreesboro, died on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Ahoskie House in Ahoskie, NC.

She was born on January 11, 1938 to the late John and Leesy Mae Davis Joyner in Wilson, NC. She was married to Roger Woodard, Jr. and to this marriage was born three sons.

Mrs. Woodard was a member of Meherrin Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was active in the WMU. She was also a member of the Murfreesboro Lioness Club and she worked as a Seamstress for Town & College Cleaners in Murfreesboro.

Ida loved sewing, reading, word search puzzles, and fishing. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.

Other than her mother and father she was preceded in death by husband, Roger Woodard, Jr.; and her son, Carroll Ellis Woodard.

Ida is survived by her two sons, Nathan L. Woodard and his wife Anne of Murfreesboro, NC and Elmer Curtis Woodard and his wife Donna of Portsmouth, VA; a sister, Hope Meador of Overton, TX; a grandson, Jeffrey Curtis Woodard; a granddaughter, Grace Anne Woodard; and two great granddaughters, Mallory Woodard and Braylee Woodard.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro on Tuesday evening, November 14 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:00 am at Meherrin Baptist Church of Murfreesboro, NC with the Rev. John Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome however contributions may be made directly to the Meherrin Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 519 Meherrin Lane Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by visiting, then type Ida Woodard.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Ahoskie House in Ahoskie, NC and all the caring nurses with Vidant Hospice.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Woodard family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting