2017-11-30 / Obituaries


Jane S. Woodson, 87, of Jackson died Nov. 29, 2017 at her residence.

She was born Jan. 9, 1930 in Monroeville. She graduate from Clarke County High School in 1948. She attended Jefferson Hillman Nursing School in Birmingham and received a B.S. degree in nursing from the University of Alabama in 1953. She was employed at Jackson Hospital as a nurse. She married Ernest F. Woodson on June 5, 1955. Jane stayed home to raise her children.

She was an active member in the Jackson Women’s Club for over 60 years and served as its president on three separate occasions and was the only member to serve in all offices. Jane was a loyal member of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson until her health prevented her attendance. She enjoyed her friends and time spent at Health Actions.

Survivors include her children, Leisa A. (Stacey) Stewart, Spanish Fort, Frank (Marti) Woodson, Montgomery, Kevin (Kristi) Woodson, Jackson; seven grandchildren, Stacey Stewart, Walker Woodson, Win Woodson, Reid Woodson, Shaw Woodson, Parker Woodson, Mara Woodson, numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ida Harriett Slaughter Swanson, Hubert Swanson, her sister, Helen Robinson and her beloved husband of 56 years, Ernest F. Woodson Sr. and her stillborn daughter, Harriett Elwyn.

A celebration of life service will be conducted Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with visitation beginning two hours prior to the service. Rev. Alan Gantzhorn will officiate.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to FUMC Capital Fund, P.O. Box 385, Jackson, AL 36545 or Pilots for Christ, P.O. Box 707, Monroeville, AL 36460.

Condolences may be left to the family at www.lathanfuneralhomejackson.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

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