Helen Woods passed away Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 at her home in Lexington, TN at the age of 89.
She was preceded by her parents Hobert Maness and Ethel Frazier Maness, her husband Henry B.
Woods, brothers Dent Maness, Ray Maness, and Hobert Maness Jr., her sisters Lorene Jowers, Nell
Mays, and Pauline Woods. She is survived by her daughter Sandra Hubbs of Lexington, TN, her
grandchildren Kent (Gretchen) Baker of Parkville, MO, and Kimberly (Ricky) Rowe of Saluda, SC, her
greatgrandchildren Jordan Baker of Parkville, MO, and Morgan Baker of Parkville, MO, along with special
friends Steve and Rose Mary Lewis of Lexington, TN. She worked at Salant & Salant Corp. for 15 years
then went to Century Electric (currently Nidec). She retired from Century Electric at the age of 62. After
retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband Henry to various places around the United States.
She was a member of the Lexington Chapter of the Eastern Star and enjoyed attending the meetings
well into her 80s. She was a life-long member of the Central Grove Baptist Church in Chesterfield, TN.
She truly enjoyed going to revivals at a multitude of churches so she could attend her favorite preacher’s
sermons. She also adored going to listen to the Maness family sing. Her most favorite thing to do was
spend time with her family. She loved cooking everyone’s favorite foods, especially sweet potato
casserole and chicken dressing. She always kept a supply of it in the freezer, along with cool whip pie
and strawberry jam. She loved taking her grandchildren on vacation with her every summer when they
were growing up. She loved Tennessee Volunteer sports. She was truly fond of Volunteer basketball and
baseball, especially baseball after Evan Russell joined the team. Helen was a person who truly loved
everyone. When you talked to her on the phone or in person, her parting remarks were always “I love
you.” She has left behind a lifetime of memories, and she will be missed by her family and friends.
Special thanks to Steve Lewis, who was always a helping hand to Ms. Helen, along with the wonderful
nurses at Unity Hospice.
Her visitation will be held at Central Grove Baptist Church Saturday, May 27th, 2023, from 12pm-7pm.
Her visitation will recommence Sunday, May 28th, 2023, at 10am with her service to follow at 2pm.
Memorials can be made to Central Grove Baptist Church in Lieu of flowers.