Surrounded by her loving family, Marilyn Grigsby Woody, age 80, of Elkhart, passed from this life into her eternity with Jesus on Wednesday the 10th of May, 2017 in Tyler, Texas. She was born on the 18th of November, 1936 in Palestine, Texas to F.C. "Skinny" Grigsby and Laura Faye Bennett Grigsby. Marilyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who deeply loved her children and grandchildren. She loved her church family and enjoyed serving the Lord and the community of Elkhart. Marilyn married Jerry Glenn Woody on the 3rd of December, 1955 in Elkhart, Texas and was a devoted and loving housewife. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ of Elkhart. She worked at Elkhart State Bank for years and loved her bank family and customers. She retired from there after 38 years of loyal service. Her devotion to Christ had a positive influence in the lives of not only her family, but also in the lives of everyone who knew her. She had such a sweet and gentle nature, and was a Christian example to all. Marilyn is predeceased by her father, F.C. "Skinny" Grigsby; mother, Laura Faye Bennett Grigsby; and step-mother, Thelma Lamb Grigsby.
Marilyn leaves behind her loving husband of 61 years, Jerry Woody of Elkhart; daughter, Deanna Woody Lock and husband Kyle of Elkhart; son, Derrick Woody and wife Paulette of Willis; brother, Richard Grigsby and wife Helen of League City, TX; step-sister, Diane Duitchs of Elkhart; two granddaughters, Breanna Hancock and husband Glenn of Rusk and Janae Evans and husband Austin of Palestine; grandson, Colby Woody and wife Kaitlyn of Willis; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six until eight o'clock on the evening of Friday the 12th of May in the Rhone Memorial Chapel.
The funeral service is to be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Saturday the 13th of May at Crockett Road Church of Christ in Palestine, with Dan Manuel and Andrew Chavarrilla officiating. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Elkhart.
Pallbearers will be Glenn Hancock, Austin Evans, Ronny Bridges, Billy Kelly, Eddy Martin, Colby Woody, Kermit Grimsley, Montee Poole and Timmy Quick.
Funeral arrangements are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Hwy 19, Palestine, TX. To view online, leave condolences or sign the guest book, go to www.rhonefuneralhome.com
Published on May 11, 2017