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Katie Mae Wood

May 30, 1925 ~ May 30, 2018 (age 93)
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Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. 

It is with profound sorrow that Eddie & Jackie Nelson, and the Support Staff of Nelson's Funeral Home  announce the death of Mrs. Katie Mae Wood, 93, of Elgin, South Carolina.

Mrs. Wood transitioned into eternity Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Wood will be held Monday, June 4, 2018, 12:00 noon at James Chapel A.M.E. Church. 2174 Springvale Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.   Interment will follow in the church cemetery.   

The family will receive friends from 2:00  p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018  and Mrs. Wood will be available for public viewing from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Katie Mae Wood, the only child of the late Frank Johnson and Hattie Lee, was born May 30, 1925 in Lugoff, SC.   She transitioned from labor to reward on May 30, 2018.

She was educated in the Public Schools of Kershaw County.  Her life was greatly influenced by her paternal grandmother, Rebecca Davis Johnson.   She was a hard worker as evidenced by her employment history with the Jefferson Hotel, Fort Jackson, Forest Hills Nursing Home and Midlands Center.   When not on her regular job, she was a domestic worker for the Robinson and Schwartz families of Columbia, SC.

Ms. Katie was married to the late Murray Edward (Buddy) Wood for fifty-two years, and to this union six children were born.   She was a life long member of James Chapel A.M.E. Church, where she served faithfully in many capacities.   She served as the church secretary, Sunday School teacher, Missionary president and choir president.   The Women’s Missionary Society was named in her honor under the leadership of the late Reverend Michael Neeley and his wife, Toronca.

Ms. Katie believed in keeping in touch and checking on her family and friends.   She developed a great calling circle, whereby she always knew how people were doing.   She had a great concern about people, especially those who lived alone.   She wanted to make sure they had a hot meal, and she shared whatever she had.   It became a tradition for everyone to show up at Grandma Kate’s on Sunday and several times during the week.

Ms. Katie is survived by her children Myrtle, Murray, Jr., Fayette Belton, Dorothy (James) Dixon, Christine (Walter) Taylor and Clementine (Ernest) Dixon; her grandchildren, Hope Wood, Damon (Diana) Belton, James Dixon, Jr., Derek (Angie) Belton, Ivey (Maurice) Mayo, Krystle Dixon, Quentin Brown, Brandon Dixon, Aaron Dixon, Maura (Will) Patterson, Christopher and Nicholas Taylor; fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; her devoted cousin, Bernice Lyles; special niece and caregiver, Katherine Lyles; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Murray E. Wood and one son-in-law, Michael Belton.



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