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Dorothy (“Dot”) Woodward

Dorothy (“Dot”) Woodward, a faithful follower and servant of our Lord, passed away peacefully at her home on April 30, 2022.  She was born to the late John Harvey Greenway and the late Esther Mae Greenway.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Roy Lee Woodward.

Dot retired from the Granville County School System in 2003 after 23 years of teaching and tutoring elementary students. Even after her retirement, she continued to tutor and substitute teach for many years.  As a 4-H club leader, Dot probably took about half the 4-H children in Granville County on field trips all over the state as well as to Washington DC and New York City.  She had a life-long passion for reading and education and loved interacting with the children and seeing the satisfaction on their faces when they learned new things.

Dot is survived by her son Jeff Woodward of Charlotte, NC; son Rudi Woodward (wife Kelly) of Arlington, VA; granddaughter Megan (husband Taylor) of Washington DC; sisters Josephine Stephenson of Creedmoor, NC; Nancy Elliott (husband Calvin) of Oxford, NC; and Barbara Jean Wall of Oxford, NC; as well as five nieces, two nephews, and many dear friends who were like family to her.

A service will be held at Mountain Creek Baptist Church at 11:00 AM Tuesday May 3, 2022 by Reverend Johnny Richards followed by a graveside burial at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church cemetery.   Visitation will be held prior to the service in the fellowship hall from 9:30 – 10:45 AM.


  • Annette Myers Posted May 2, 2022 3:22 am

    Dot will always be remembered as one who would send you a handwritten card that could lift the lowest of spirit and encourage one to press forward. Almost every member of our church community has been the recipient of a “Dot” message that always arrived at just the right moment with just the right words, including the reminder that we were loved by others but most of all, loved by Jesus Christ. She faced death with the peaceful knowledge that she knew where she would spend eternity. It was her prayer and hope that all would have that same peaceful knowledge. Truly a life well-lived. Many are thankful that she is woven into the fabric of our lives.

  • Dr. Cheryl Benson Posted May 2, 2022 9:56 pm

    I was so blessed with the privilege of being Dot’s principal at C. G. Credle for 9 years. She was always a joy to work with and she dearly loved all the students she was privileged to teach. We were all fortunate to have such a loving, caring and fun lady on staff. Her laughter was contagious. Her thoughtfulness will always be remembered. So many people have been richly touched by her life and I thank God that I was one of them.

  • Bridget Craddock Posted May 3, 2022 1:21 am

    I was so lucky to get to know Dot at C.G Credle where she always had a kind word and some sweet treats for me! She was absolutely the best and a wonderful teacher. She will be missed!

  • Laura Santos Posted May 3, 2022 1:59 am

    Dot and I were TAs at Credle-her care and attention to the children she worked with shone through in everything she did. And that mischievous sparkle in her eye kept us all wondering what might happen next!

  • Diane Lester Posted May 3, 2022 12:42 pm

    Such a sweet good natured lady who loved her job and a joy to work with at Credle. Never knew what was coming next and there was always laughter involved…..

    • Rebecca Wilkins Posted May 3, 2022 2:44 pm

      Dot (Dolly as I called her) because her laugh was as contagious as Dolly Parton, was a joy to work with at C.G. Credle. Her love for the students and staff was extra special. She could put a smile on your face when your day was not going so well. Dolly, you will be missed , but I know you are spreading joy in heaven. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  • sandra greenwood Posted May 3, 2022 3:08 pm

    I will always remember that smile and laughter she would give in a conversation. Good ole days at Credle during her time there. RIP

  • Ann Carrington Posted May 3, 2022 6:44 pm

    Dot was a very special lady, and I am thankful I got to work with her at C.G.Credle during my tenure there. She cared deeply for the children and worked diligently to help them master skills. After we both retired, I would see her from time to time at the grocery store. It was always a pleasure to chat for a few minutes. I will never forget her smile. My deepest condolences to her family. Ann Carrington

  • Jan Lee Posted May 5, 2022 2:39 pm

    Dot always seemed to know when you were having a hard time because she would make you laugh in an instant. Others have mentioned the sparkle in her eye leaving you to wonder what was coming…it is that sparkle that I will always remember. She was a joy to work with and a treasure for those who were privileged to do so. May the hole in your hearts be filled with wonderful memories.

  • Lynn McDonald Posted May 5, 2022 6:47 pm

    It was indeed a privilege to work with Dot at C.G. Credle Elementary for nine years. Dot was a dedicated professional, always putting our students first. She had a passion for teaching and would do anything she could to help a struggling child. Countless times I remember her putting her arm around a student to give them a hug of encouragement. She always had a mischievous grin or a touch of humor to brighten our spirits on those challenging days. She never walked away from a challenge and worked tirelessly as part of our school family. I feel so blessed to have known her. I carry her family and friends in my heart and prayers. May you Rest In Peace Dot until we meet again.

  • Becky Posted May 6, 2022 2:49 am

    Just read of Dot’s passing! She was a fun loving coworker for many years. My love to Barbara Jean and Nancy💔

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