Geneva Payton Woody, 73, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021. She was born July 27, 1947 in Fletcher, NC to the late James and Bessie Lanning Payton.
Geneva worked at the Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Center and retired with over 25 years of service. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and served on the Bulletin Board Committee. She enjoyed baking, working puzzles and anything crafty.
In addition to her parents, Geneva was preceded in death by brother, James Henry Payton; sisters, Francis Louise Conley and Mary Christine Laffitte.
Left to cherish her memory is husband, James R. Woody; son, James A. Moorman, Jr. (Chae); daughter, April M. McNeil; sisters, Rose Goggans (“Babe”), Joyce Ann Martin (John) and Debra Harper (Harry); 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be from 1:00-6:00 pm Saturday, February 20, 2021 and from 1:00-5:00 pm Sunday, February 21, 2021 in the chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service. Funeral service will be 12:00 pm Monday, February 22, 2021 also in the chapel. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm at the WC State Veterans Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance will be limited to 50. Attendees must wear a face covering, sanitize hands and social distance. Live-streaming of the service will be available via the website at rayfuneralcremation.com.
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