Henrietta Woods

1930- 2020

Henrietta Woods, had her home going on the morning of Monday, March 30, 2020, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Henrietta passed away from heart failure after contracting Coronavirus-pneumonia.

Henrietta was a resident of Life Care Center of St. Louis for the past five years until her passing.

Henrietta loved her church. She was a devoted member of Union Avenue Christian Church. Two and a half years ago, when Henrietta became wheelchair-bound, her church family made sure that she was still able to attend church. After Henrietta became frail following a stroke in December 2019, she was no longer able to attend church services. Members of Henrietta’s church routinely visited Henrietta at Life Care Center of St. Louis bringing her cards, fruit and words of comfort.

Henrietta was an early bird usually awake at 3 o’clock every morning. She would be dressed and roaming the halls of Life Care Center of St. Louis on her walker, then in her wheelchair before becoming too frail to roam.

Henrietta loved music. She truly loved to dance and loved celebrating her birthday. Henrietta also liked writing and had started a book years ago about her life’s journey.

Henrietta was 89 years old born October 5, 1930 in Memphis, Tennessee to William Green and Corine McDonald. Henrietta was an only child. She is preceded in death by her mother and father. Henrietta is survived in life by her children: daughters Cornetta Woods Walker, Lavett Woods, Fayzen Woods; sons David Woods and Zachary Woods; grandchildren LaTosha Hayes, Chaneda Bolin, Jedon Smith, JePaul Woods, Bruce W. Byas Jr., Sekela Woods, Tianna Woods, Ashanti Woods, Anikeh McDougal, Damein Woods, Steven Woods, Michael Woods, Jordan Woods, Delan Woods; a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.


  1. Anikeh Woods-McDougal on April 11, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Grandma you will always be loved and missed. I am not sad that you are gone because you left the biggest in print of a legacy us so know it is your time to enjoy being reunited with your mother, father and grandmother to shine and be the Angel you are. Always and forever missed but never forgotten. If I only keep living to be half of the woman you were to live and enjoy life the matriarch of your clan. I Love You

  2. Sandra Williams Wilson on April 13, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    I am so sorry I did not hear of Henrietta’s passing until A day or two ago. Please accept my condolences. The last time I saw her was when she andGloria Woods Love andI attended a funeral together. I did speak to her once after that. I have fond memories of My cousi-in-law from when her oldest children were babies. I will keep those memories in my heart as well as all of you. May the peace of the Lord be granted to you until you wet your matriarch again.

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