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  • Monday, April 13, 2015
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Johnnie Lou Peeple-Woodley
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For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.   II Timothy 4: 6-8

Johnnie Peeple-Woodley of Ruleville, MS, formerly Black Hawk, MS, who is affectionately called “Honey” was born in Carroll County, MS on June 16, 1935 to the late Murriel Peeple and the late Herman Green; she was the only child born to this union. She was reared by her grandparents, the late Howard and Nancy Amos-Peeple. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five children and one granddaughter.

She departed her earthly home on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital surrounded by her family, pastor, and friends.

Mother Woodley dedicated her life to Christ at an early age. She served the Lord faithfully until her death. She was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant M. B. Church, Mt. Layton M. B. Church and all other churches.

She met and married Claude Woodley, Sr.; they were blessed with ten wonderful children. Unfortunately after the death of her husband, she was left to raise her children alone. Johnnie Woodley worked hard and long hours to provide for her family.

Johnnie Peeple-Woodley touched many lives. She opened the doors to her home and let countless have an opportunity to succeed in life by giving them a place to sleep so they could get an education or gain employment. She leaves a legacy to her family as a loving, kind hearted, genuine person who made sacrifices to make a difference in people’s lives.

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters; Nancy Woodley of Charlotte, NC and Ella (LJ) Stokes of Coila, MS, three sons; James Woodley of Ruleville, MS, Kenneth (Jean) Woodley and Leroy Woodley, both of Charlotte, NC, two daughters-in-law; Odessa Woodley of Charlotte, NC and Sarah Griffin of Vaiden, MS, one son-in-law; Willie Ross of Lexington, MS, seven sisters-in-law; Bertha Meeky, Min. Alberta Nalls, Sylvia Woodley, Mary Woodley, all of Black Hawk, MS, Gladys Woodley of Lexington, MS, Mable Woodley of Charlotte, NC and Margaret Woodley of Vaiden, MS, five brothers-in-law; Willie Woodley, Roosevelt Woodley, James Woodley, Ben Woodley, and Lonnie Woodley, all of Black Hawk, MS, fourteen amazing grandchildren; Russell, Felicia, Melissa, Rachel, Lakeisha, Garvis III, Christopher, Johsias, Waduta, Sheletha, Brittany, Claudia, Wanda, and Dominque, sixteen adorable great grandchildren; Johnuta, Roneisha, Jermarcus, Janisha, Ebony, Lawrence, Mikyla, Garvis IV, Amarion, Shamaron, Shaquan, DeAngelo, TJ, Tania, Khalil, and Kasidee. She also leaves to cherish her sweet memories; John Harris, John McGlothan, Mickie Howard, Patricia Cox, and a host of loving and supportive first cousins, nieces, nephews, faithful friends, other family members and devoted church members.