Obituary of Dorothy Sue Woods
Dorothy Sue Hughes was born on December 5, 1941 in Lancer, Kentucky. She was one of six children born from the union of John Harland and Susie Mae (Meade) Hughes. Dorothy would meet Joe Woods and marry him in Clintwood, Virginia on December 28, 1958. The couple would be blessed with two children.
Above anything, Dorothy loved her family. Being a stay at home mom to provide a well-kept home and a hot home cooked meal on the table for her family was a time in her life she cherished. Dorothy’s family declared her to be “the best cook”. Her fried chicken, green beans & potatoes and chicken and dumplings were a few of her best dishes that were a crowd favorite. Dorothy was affectionately called “NeNe” by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. When she was old enough to get grey hair, Joe would refer to her beautiful hair as a “cotton tip”.
Dorothy was very strong in her faith. She attended services at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church faithfully. This is also where she would assist with preparing church dinners. Dorothy would help anyone who needed it, in any way possible.
Dorothy was an avid collector of birdhouses and in her quiet time, she would display her talents in making quilts and doilies for her friends and family members. She also loved to paint.
Dorothy Sue Woods, age 78, passed away on Wednesday November 4, 2020 at 1:27p.m. at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. In addition to her passing, she is preceded by both her parents; one brother: John Harlan Hughes; two sisters: Doris McSurley and Judy Fay Nelson.
To cherish her memory, she leaves her husband of 61 years: Joe; a son: Brian Woods and Rhonda, a daughter; Penny (Michael) Holcomb; two sisters: Brenda Hamilton and Linda Hurd; two grandchildren: Tami Roberts and Christopher Webb and four great grandchildren: Jayla Holcomb, Brayden Mason, Andrew Mason and Levi Mason.
Family and friends may gather on Sunday, November 8, 2020 from 3:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070 and then again on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 10:00a.m. until the time of Worship service celebrating her life at 11:00a.m. also at Merkle’s, with Pastor Bob Baltrip officiating. A procession to Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery will follow the service.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dorothy Woods, please visit Tribute Store