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In Remembrance
Eddie L. Woodworth, Sr.
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary

Eddie L. Woodworth, Sr.Eddie L. Woodworth, Sr., 81, received his call to join his wife, Lillie into eternal rest on Friday, September 14, 2007, at UTMB Hospital.

Eddie was born July 31, 1926, in Woodville, Texas to the union of E.G. and Lula Slater Woodworth. He attended school in Woodville and later joined the U. S. Army, from which he was honorable discharged. Eddie began his employment in the lumbers mills of Woodville. He moved to Galveston in 1946, and gain employment with ILA Local 329. While with the local he served as the finance treasurer and foreman before his retirement. Eddie was a faithful member of the Sunlight Baptist church, where he served as a Deacon, Trustee, in the Brotherhood and Sunday school, and also as church treasurer. He was a 32nd Scottish Rite mason with Greater Galveston Lodge #415 AF&AM, serving faithfully for 31 years as secretary. He also was a member of the Keystone #16 Royal Arch Mason; Turner Lodge of Perfection #8; Swain Knights of Templar #8; Dixon Consistory # 21, and Gulf Coast Shiners # 4.

He was preceded in death also by his parents, brothers, Woodrow and Bubba Woodworth and Paul Slater.

He leaves with cherished memories, sons, Errol L. Woodworth (Winifred) of Haywood, CA; Eddie L. Woodworth, Jr. (Karen) of LaMarque, and Jerrell Woodworth of Houston; daughters, Lisa Woodworth of Texas City; Jo Ann Harris; Lois Woodworth, and Michaela Brown (Donald Hayes) all of Galveston; brother, Frank Woodworth (Wanda) of Texas City; sister, Mattie Lou Burrell (Lonnie) of Houston; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; five stepchildren; extended families are the Woodworth’s of Conroe, Slater’s of Dickinson and the Burrell’s of Houston; host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Viewing will begin at 4PM, today, September 18th, followed by a wake from 7-8 PM at E.R. Johnson Family Mortuary.  A service celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 AM, on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at Sunlight Baptist Church with Pastor A.C. Tryon officiating.  Entombment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.

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