Mary Geneva Thomason Woods, 85 of Mableton passed away on Sunday,
Oct. 27, at Wellstar Community Hospice/Tranquility in Austell.
She was born to William Ira Thomason and Susan Julia Ward Thomason on Aug. 18, 1928 in Elberton County, Rock Branch, Georgia.
Geneva grew up on a farm and was a strong individual. She attended Rock
Branch High School for 12 years without a single absence under the
guidance of her mother.
After high school, she left the farm in Rock Branch and moved to Atlanta
where she obtained her Secretarial degree at Southern Business School.
From there, she worked for O’Hanlon Reports Inc. for 14 years.
She was married to the love of her life, David Lee Woods for 44 years
until his passing in 2012. They were always seen together whether at
home or at church. They shared their faith together as members of First
Christian Church of Mableton and also as Supporters of Cobb Street
Geneva was a proud mother and grandmother. She enjoyed children so much
that her and David would babysit the children from church families.
They will fondly remember her as "Ms. Geneva."
Mary Geneva Thomason Woods is preceded in death by her husband of 44
years, David Lee Woods. She is survived by her daughter, Julie and
husband Charles Anthony “Tony” Byers of Mableton, Georgia; stepdaughter,
Linda Marie McDaniel and family of Phenix City, Alabama; granddaughter,
Morgan Li Byers of Mableton, Georgia; sisters in law, Beatrice Thomason
of Rock Branch, Georgia, Alma Myers of Orlando, Florida, Dora Lewis of
Lansing, Michigan, and Maxine Hoffman of Mason, Michigan; brothers in
law, Melvin Woods of Big Rapids, Michigan and Ted Woods of Lansing,
Michigan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held following the visitation on Wednesday morning with Minister Richard
Vartenesian officiating. Graveside Services followed at Mount
Harmony Memorial Gardens in Mableton with Minister Andy Daniell
officiating. Joseph McGee, Benjamin Townes, Derek Thomason, Michael
Young, Joseph Cann, James McGee, James Townes, and Thomas Young will
serve as pallbearers.
Donations may be made to The Gideons International or American Cancer Society.