Monday, May 18, 2015

Lucille Wood

Ms. Lucille Wood, 84, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at Neshoba County Nursing Home in Philadelphia, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 21st, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Chris Vowell officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:30 until the service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater, MS.

Ms. Wood was born January 10th, 1931 in Louisville, MS. She served as activity and recreation instructor at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson before being hired by her alma mater East Central Community College. Throughout her five decades at ECCC, Wood served as physical education instructor, girls basketball coach, and director of intramurals. Ms. Wood was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by one brother, Jim Wood of Louisville; nephews, Jim (Deborah) Duncan, James (Renee) Wood, Jr., and Scot Wood; great nieces and nephews, Brandi (Josh) Duncan Herrington, Greg Duncan, and Megan Wood; and one great great nephew, Parker Herrington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edna Myres Wood and George Wood; three sisters, Lorene Wood, Zelma Earline Wood, and Ester Wood Duncan; and one brother, Walter C. Wood.