Wayne Edward Woodson

Wayne Edward Woodson, age 79, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021. Wayne was born in Mount Airy, NC, the son of the late Lewis and Nannie Woodson. He was a loving husband, a wonderful father, and a devoted grandfather. He always had an infectious smile and laugh that filled the room. Wayne was a friend to anyone he met and will be missed by all who knew him.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Mickey Woodson; their daughter, Patsy Gillespie; and his brother Robert Woodson. He is survived by his sister Nelta Renegar, his son, John Woodson (Karen), and their daughters; AnnJacob Woodson, Caroline Woodson, and Mary Katherine Woodson; his son-in-law, John Gillespie, and his children; Karly Blankenship (Jeff) and their daughter Juliet; Cory Gillespie (Davina) and their daughter Braelyn; and his step-grandson Brian Gillespie (Katie) and their children Tanner, Lauren, and Landon; his brother-in-law Buddy Sutphin; and a group of loving neighbors, turned friends, turned family.

There will be a graveside service at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery conducted by Reverend Tammy L. Estep. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The American Stroke Association at, or mailed to The American Stroke Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Angela DiPersio

    Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Wayne loved his family and was so proud of all of you. I will miss him. He was a good friend. Our family sends their love to all of you.

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