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Reverend Ed Woodall, 80

Reverend Ed Woodall,  80, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was the husband of Rosemary Woodall.

There was a private family service held for Rev. Woodall Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13, at the Batesville First United Methodist Church. The family plans to hold a memorial service for the public once the pandemic has subsided.

Ed was born July 16, 1940 to the late Edward E. Woodall, Sr. and Jessie Spencer Woodall in Grenada. Bro. Ed was well known in our community as the Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church. Ed loved sports. He played basketball in high school and went on to play for Millsaps College. Ed was an actor at the Panola Playhouse. He enjoyed music and was an accomplished pianist. Ed was also well known for playing the best Santa Claus. He held many happy church children through the years on his knee.

Rev. Woodall leaves behind his loving wife, Rosemary Johnson Woodall of Batesville; children, Margaret Rose “Margie” Woodall of Broomfield, CO., and Edward E. “Ted” Woodall, III of Grenada; and one sister, Margaret Woodall Brooke of Springfield, VA.