James Henry Woodland was born November 2, 1942 in Palestine, Texas. He entered into eternal rest with Jesus on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at his home with his family by his side.
He was a graduate of Central High School class of 1961. He loved fishing, gardening, cooking, and was an avid hunter. James worked as a cook at Jack Tar Restaurant, Gaidos, and St. Mary's Hospital. He worked for a short time for the Park Board in Galveston and operated a lawn care service until his health failed.
He accepted Christ at a young aged and was baptized at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church by Rev. F. A. Allen, later he united with Wesley Tabernacle United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lovie Woodland, and his daughter Chauncia Rae Williams, left to cherish his memory are his sons; James Woodland, Jr., Kevin Williams and Troy Williams; his daughters, Michelle Woodland, Latosha De Vora Williams, Sonia Woodland and Tracy Breaux; a devoted and loving sister; Vera Woodland Carter, nieces; Monique Carter of Corinth, Texas and Tina Carter of Galveston, Texas, Cheryl Taylor and Rhonda Lewis both from Pontiac, Michigan; nine grandchildren; four great-nieces; one great-nephew and many other relatives and friends. Also, cherishing his memory are a devoted and special friend, Francis Hart; former wife; Doris Woodland and special long-time friends, Loraine Stevens (Steve), Floyd Jones, Roy Swan (Count), Everina Lovell (Rena) and Tom Stevens.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 23, 2007 from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m. at Wynn Funeral Home. The Homegoing Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2007, at Wynn Funeral Home in Galveston with Rev. Perrie J. Jackson officiating.
The family would like to send special thanks to the Hospice Care Team of Texas City.
Flowers, cards and any other expressions of sympathy may be sent to Wynn Funeral Home, 602-32nd Street, Galveston, Texas; 409/621-1677.