Dovie Woodard, 80, of Zellwood Fl, passed away on July 25th, 2018. Dovie was born in Banner Elk North Carolina to Jasper and Flora Presnell. On April 2oth 1938, where she lived until 1971. Some of Dovie’s most precious things she held dear to her heart was first and foremost her Faith and her Love for the Lord. She held her Family and church family close to her heart. Dovie had two special chihuahuas (Tiny and Tippy) she wouldn’t trade for anything. She loved to fish in her earlier years. Dovie could make some mean Chocolate gravy and chicken and dumplings! When asked what some of her favorite saying were, her children remembered the words, “that’s just nasty!” with a giggle. Also, she would say “kids these days are just so picky. They need to eat what’s put before them”. Her son, Ricky, said he would ask her, “What about shrimp or clams?” Dovie would say, ‘’I’m not eating that stuff!’’ One of her funny, little habits was she would call and call her children until they would answer their phones, all this would happen before 8 or 9 am.
Dovie lived a life of a prim lady, but also as someone with the passionate convictions of a hard-working woman. Her love and selfless acts have helped and touched so many people in her 80 years. It goes without saying she will forever be missed.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Sorrento Christian Center with Pastor Earl Wright of Sorrento Christian Center officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery shortly thereafter. Arrangements are by Baldwin Brothers.
Dovie is preceded in death by her husband James D. Woodard; Her parents, Jasper Presnell and Flora Presnell. Brothers, Arlie South and David South, Sisters, Marie Huffman, Marylee Ward and Celee Pritchard. Daughter, Darlene Thompson, daughter in law Helene Laboy and Great grandson Randall Thompson.
Dovie is survived by her children Rita Presnell, and Husband Dwight Presnell, Teresa Kinchens and Husband Eddie Kinchens, Ricky Hicks and Wife Claudette Hicks, Victoria Heverling and Husband Greg Heverling and Larry Hicks. Brothers, Noah Love, Erbie Love, Grant Presnell, Robert Presnell, Scotty Presnell, Roger Presnell and Mickey Presnell and Sister, Geneva Loften. Grandchildren, Billy Thompson and wife Wendy Thompson, Kathryn Garza and Husband Eddie Garza, Tammy Smith and Husband
Brian Smith, Tony Thompson and Fiancé Nikki Fisher, Kristy Leyva, Patricia Kinchens, Amy Burt, Tina Rose and Husband Randy Rose, Terry Thompson and Wife Claire Thompson, Brian Presnell , Crystal Trivette, Amanda Price, Sarah Hicks, Nathan Heverling, Lori Caruso, Vanessa O’link and Randy Laboy. Great grandchildren, Megan Lopez, Breanna Lopez, Alex Lopez, Johnathan Lopez, Jordan Lopez, Allison Leyva, Husband Roberto Leyva, Tony Garza, Stepheno Garza, Elexis Leyva, Roberto Leyva, Austin Gonzalez, Issac Kinchens, Haley Burt, Joshua Burt, Laura Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Randall Thompson, Mattais Thompson, Eddie Garza, Hanna Garza, Jazmin Portee ,Benji Smith, Bentley Smith, Bradley Smith, Hayden Thompson, Brysyn Cagle, Landyn Thompson, Johnathan Austin, Emily Austin, Joshua Thompson, Leona Thompson, Allisha Trivette, Zach Laboy, Gabrielle O’Link and Alex Laboy. Great, Great Grandchildren Alejandro Leyva, Elijah Garza and Destiny Finley, Adyn Trivette and Cadyn Trivette.
Pallbearers will be Larry Hicks, Ricky Hicks, Tony Thompson, Brian Smith, Nathan Heverling, and Randy Rose.
The family of Dovie Woodard wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the lovely Nurses at the Cornerstone Hospice House, Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home, Pastor Earl and Jill Wright, to all the lovely ladies at Sorrento Christian Center for lending a helping hand and their time.
Forgive us if we have forgotten anyone we really do appreciate each and every one of you! We could never thank you all enough.
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