The family of Julie Moreland Woods is saddened to announce her unexpected death on July 9, 2017. She passed away peacefully, following health complications from a stroke she suffered in April.
Julie was born in Paducah, Kentucky on August 3, 1941, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia; she graduated from North Fulton High School in 1959 and attended Randolph Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, Virginia. She soon met the love of her life, Hervey Hall Woods, Sr., also from Atlanta, Georgia; they were married February 3, 1962.
In the early 1970's, Julie pursued her educational interest in early childhood and founded a successful preschool in Kemper County, Mississippi; she was also active as a Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader. She and her husband very much enjoyed an interest and joint hobby in model airplanes; he built and flew the models and she was nationally recognized by the Academy of Model Aeronautics as a judge for numerous local and National competition events. She had a sharp wit and was very well read; she particularly enjoyed Mississippi writers, Willie Morris and John Grisham. She also had a beautiful singing voice and was very accomplished in piano.
Julie later worked in medical records at East Mississippi State Hospital and loved befriending and mentoring young women. She treasured her lifelong friendships with Lynn Thurman Fox, Regina Bosarge, Mickie Webb, Dawn Carney and Marie Hutchinson. She loved all animals and absolutely loved her own dogs; she also continued her quest for the well being of children, via the Foster Grandparent Program at the Lauderdale County Boys & Girls Club.
She is survived by her brother, Steven Curtis Moreland, M.D. of Atlanta, Georgia; her children, Susanne Carrick Woods of Mexico Beach, Florida; Hervey Hall Woods, Jr. of Mexico Beach, Florida; Edgar Hall Woods, II and daughter-in-law Dawn Hunt Woods of Collinsville, Mississippi and Christopher Curtis Woods and daughter-in-law Susan Rozina Woods of Brandon, Mississippi. She truly adored her grandchildren: Dylan, Daniel, Reagan, Kyle, Greyson, Ryley, Aidan, Griffin, Josie, Summer, Peyton and Hattie Hall.
As with our beloved Daddy, we will miss our Mom fiercely, in the same way, she loved us all. We can only take great comfort in knowing that she has been reunited with Jesus Christ, the family and friends that went before her and that she suffers no more on this earth.
The Memorial service information will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lauderdale County Humane Society and the Foster Grandparent Program.
Published on July 17, 2017