Rev. Albert Dewayne Woods, 50

Published 7:39 am Monday, January 17, 2022

Rev. Albert Dewayne “Wayne” Woods, 50, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Grenada.

Wayne was the husband of Teresa Woods.

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Funeral services for Wayne will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 21,  in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the interment to follow at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Wayne was born on November 13, 1971 to Emma Lucille Lynchard Woods and the late Albert Lee Woods in Isola. He devoted his life to ministering to others. Wayne had a caring and compassionate heart, with so much love for others. He saw the good in everyone and touched many lives. Wayne would also drive patients to their Doctor appointments if they were unable. He served as the associate pastor at Shield of Faith PCG in Grenada.

The family he leaves behind includes his wife, Teresa Holman Woods of Grenada; one daughter, Brittany Michelle Woods of Water Valley; his step-children, Tara Franklin of Grenada, Tori Morris (Jeffrey) of Water Valley, J.J. Porter of Charleston, Kailee Porter of Charleston, Michelle Thomas of Water Valley, Wendy Thomas of Grenada, and Michael Thomas of Grenada; his mother, Emma Woods of Oakland, MS; two sisters, Paula Ezell (Randy) Harmontown, and Becky Howell (Larry) of Oakland; two brothers, Jimmie Smith (Vicki) of Crowder, and Jeff Woods (Lisa) of Harmontown; one grandson on the way, Hayden Justin Avant; and 9 step grandchildren.