Geraldine Waters Woodward

GRAY: Geraldine Waters Woodward, 85, of North Valley Drive, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at a local hospital.  The family greeted friends Sunday, Sept. 20, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., at Bridges Funeral Home in Gray.  Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, at Bridges Funeral Home.  Interment followed at Cedar Ridge Cemetery.  The Rev. Randy Darnell officiated.

Mrs. Woodward was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Toomsboro, and had lived in Gray for the past 35 years.  She was the daughter of the late Clifton Waters and Annie Preston Waters.  She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Dry Branch and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Woodward was a devoted family matriarch with a passion for cooking and gardening.  She was a life member and past matron of Liberty Lodge Eastern Star.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Benjamin Woodward Sr.; grandson, Jack Woodward; and by eight brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Woodward is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Vicky Elder and Robin and Jim Burdick; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Jackie Woodward; sister, Carolyn Tyson; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family can be contacted at the residence.

Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray had charge of arrangements.  Please visit the online memorial at


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