Evelyn J. Woodard

Published 3:01 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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AHOSKIE, NC – Evelyn Sonya Jenkins Woodard, 82, of 145 Corella Road, Ahoskie, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.

Sonya was born on in Henderson, NC on February 2, 1938 to the late Willis Austin Jenkins and Evelyn Beddingfield Jenkins. Besides her parents, Sonya was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Billy Glenn Woodard.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Jonathan Glenn Woodard and wife Karen Perry Woodard of Ahoskie, NC, and Craig Austin Woodard and wife Christe Moss Woodard of Raleigh, NC; two granddaughters, Kimberly Woodard Hines and husband Dennis of Greenville, NC, and Ashley Caitlyn Woodard of Raleigh, NC; two grandsons, Jonathan Chance Woodard of Ahoskie, and Austin Cole Woodard of Raleigh; and two great-grandsons, Colton Harper Hines, and Cash Harrison Hines of Greenville, NC.

Sonya also leaves behind one sister, Jeanette J. Oaks, and her late husband Franklin Oaks of Oxford, NC; two brothers, Jeff Jenkins and wife Janet of Macon, NC, and Sherwood Jenkins and wife Joyce of Youngsville, NC; and many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.

After moving to Ahoskie with her husband, Billy, she was employed with Sears and Roebuck until she retired. She was a member of Creech Memorial Baptist Church where she served as their pianist for many years. She enjoyed cooking, riding her golf cart, visiting the neighbors, and taking care of her Pomeranian puppies. She just loved people and family and loved being around them. She was a true Christian and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Due to the circumstances with COVID-19 restrictions from the CDC and NC Board of Funeral Service, family and friends are welcome to come pay their respects and sign the guest book for Sonya on Sunday, May 31, 2020, from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A private graveside celebration of life funeral service will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020, at 11:00 pm at the Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Henderson Baptist Church, 112 Garnett St., Henderson, NC 27536 where she and Billy were members before moving to the Ahoskie, NC area or online by visiting tmcunding.com/search fund, type: Sonya Woodard.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Woodard family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.