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Richard Noel Woodson

Born: Thu., Jun. 5, 1969
Died: Tue., Sep. 1, 2015


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 05, 2015
Location: Marvin AME Zion Church


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MR. RICHARD NOEL WOODSON, 46 of MONROE, NC passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Novant Health / Harris Hospice Unit in Charlotte, NC.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Marvin AME Zion Church, 1525 Crane Rd., Waxhaw, NC 28173.  His body lie in repose 10am to 10:55 am prior to the service at the church.  Interment with full military honors will be held 12 noon Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC. Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe, NC is in charge.

"Rich" was born in Philadephia, PA, Thursday, June 5, 1969 a son of Theresa Ann Dandridge Woodson of Philadelphia, PA and the late Fredrick Woodson.  He was a 1987 graduate of West Catholic High School for Boys and in December of 1987 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served through June 1992 . During his service, Richie participated in Operation Desert Shield / Storm.  He received the following decorations and medals: Rifle Marksman Badge, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 1 Bronze star, Good Condict Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze stars (Saudi Arabia/Iraq/Kuwait), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Navy Unit Commendation.

Richie met Lana Gaymen in 2001 whille they were both employed with CIGNA Healthcare.  Lana called in for IT support and Richie answered her call.  That one phone call and Rich's love of technology and helping others resulted in a devoted marriage of almost thirteen years.

Rich was preceded in death by his father; Fredrick Woodson and grandfather; James Dandridge.

He is survived by his wife; Lana; children, Jordynn and Jacsen and grandson Michael; his motherTheresa Ann Woodson of Philadelphia, PA, brothers; Frederick Woodson (Janine) of Columbus, OH and Andre Washington of Philadelphia, PA, grandmother; Annie Dandridge, uncles; Tyrone Dandridge and James Danridge both of Philadelphia, PA as well as nieces, nephews and godchildren.

As a son, brother, husband, father, friend and a proud Marine. Richie made such an impact on our lives, he was always there to offer words of wisdom and encouragement.  Richie leaves with each of us his legacy of perseverance and commitmentand he will truly be missed by all.  Memorials may be made to a charity close to Rich's heart: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, www.cff.org . 

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Anita Newhouse
   Posted Thu September 03, 2015
Dearest Lana - I am so sorry to learn you have lost Rich and pray that your heart will mend in time. Know that I am thinking of you and keeping you close to my heart now and in the days ahead.

Turhan Tayale
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
My Deepest Condolences to the Woodson Family,

Me n Rich have been friends since 2008. I am one of his CIGNA co-workers. We have talked alot over these couple of years about business n friendship also his daughter because I'm a big NCAA Basketball fan (Men & Women). I'm going to miss our conversations about life, health & work and the last time we spoke I had told him I was on my way thru NC to SC to visit family this october and would stop by to meet up. I'll miss you bro by never forget you my brotha.

Love,
The Tayale Family

Dan Norbury
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
I met Rich many years ago when we both worked at Cigna. He was a great worker, a better friend, and an extraordinary man. My condolences to his family and for everyone who, like me, feel the world is a little less special with him no longer in it.

John Lyon
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
Rich will be missed deeply by all. His "I'm always in a good mood" vibe never failed to pick up my day and make it a little better.
God Bless Rich

Dee Dee and Steve Leeolou
   Posted Mon September 14, 2015
Lana, We just returned from out of town and learned of your husband's passing. We send you and all of your family our deepest sympathies for this tragic loss. May all the wonderful love and memories you had of your life together bring you much comfort during this sorrowful time.

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