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Mary Lyons Wooddell

Mary Lyons Wooddell, 90, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, she had been a Yorktown resident since 1966. Mrs. Wooddell retired from Civil Service, twice, after a long distinguished career serving Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge and canasta with her friends. She was a longtime and dedicated member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Yorktown. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 56 years, Brady D. Wooddell and her parents, William and Eva Lyons. Mrs. Wooddell is survived by her loving children: a daughter, Alice Wooddell Kelly and her husband, Colin, of Yorktown, VA., two sons, Walter L. Wooddell and his wife, Pamela, of Wilmington, N.C., and Brady L. Wooddell and his wife, Cathryn, of Yorktown, VA.; one sister, Margaret Siefring, of Hampton, VA.; six grandchildren, Brad, Matthew, Morgan, and Kendall Wooddell, Kinsey Hall, and Lisa Kelly; four great grandchildren, Jesse, Wyatt, Ian, and Isabella Wooddell. A memorial service will be held at 5PM on Thursday, July 27th, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church with the Reverend Clara Gestwick officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 300 Ella Taylor Road, Yorktown, VA, 23692. Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, is handling the arrangements.

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