Sunday, October 28, 1923 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Mrs. Dessie Mae Spears Woodham of Slocomb passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Westside Terrace. She was 91.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory in Slocomb with Dr. Mike Shirah and Rev. Tommy White officiating. Interment will follow in the Christian Home Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made in her memory to Christian Home Baptist Church, 669 Corner Rd., Slocomb, AL 36375.
Mrs. Dessie was born October 28, 1923 in Geneva County to the late Rev. John J. and Hettie Outlaw Spears. Mrs. Woodham was a kind and loving Christian woman who loved her children, grandchildren and all her family. Mrs. Dessie loved sewing and making her own clothes until she was 85 years old. She especially enjoyed making dolls which she entered in the Peanut Festival and placed every year for seven years. She generously gave some of her dolls to Alzheimer patients. Mrs. Woodham enjoyed reading, especially her bible and her puzzle books. She loved to bake cakes and many people have enjoyed her cakes when there was sickness, during a death or just because she thought they would enjoy them. She retired from Van Heusen after forty years and was the oldest member of Christian Home Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents; husband, Ponie B. Woodham; daughter, Sandra and brother, J.B. Spears preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters: Sheila Smith and Jean Kirkland (Lamar), Slocomb; one son, Jerry Woodham (Sonia), Dothan; two grandsons: Corey Kirkland (Amy), Dothan and Charles Smith, Slocomb; one great grandchild, Henley Grace Kirkland; five sisters: Ruby Collins (Raymond), Slocomb, Annie Bell Ward, Slocomb, Martha Meadows, Hartford, Mary Forehand (Edward), Crestview, FL and Sarah Curran, Dothan; one brother, Rev. John Calvin Spears (Jeannie Mae), Slocomb; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
The family would like to thank Westside Terrace for the care that was given to their mother. A very special thank you to Dr. Crockett for his care for the last 25 years and especially during her recent illness.