Virginia Frances Woodward

- April 16, 2024

Virginia Frances Woodward

January 1, 1947-April 16, 2024

Virginia Frances Woodward, 77 of Ruckersville, Va. peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 surrounded by her family. She has entered into the presence of the one she loved the most–her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She was born on January 1, 1947 in Novum, Virginia to the late John Powell Cave and Elizabeth Catherine Young Cave. She was preceded in death by her husband, James William “Micky” Woodward; her daughter Brenda Woodward; and two sisters Catherine Foster and Dorothy Beckner.

She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Brotman and husband Joel of Frederick, MD, Jamie Penton and her husband Bobby of Ruckersville, VA, Tina Mathews and Greg of Strasburg, VA; son Ronnie Woodward and wife Rhonda of Madison, VA. She is also survived by her sister Mary Beahm and husband Darwin; 7 grandchildren, Scotty Woodward, Candice Jackson, Nikki English, Brittany Beahm, Cara Jackson, Christina Bateman-Lopez, and Jacob Woodward; and 14 great-grandchildren, Kali Earley, Isa Mena, Lyncoln Woodward, Jayden Beahm, Luca Avila, Isaac English, Lucy Woodward, Dalia Jackson-Lopez, Jaxson Beahm, Darci Aguirre, Axel Umana, Olivia English, Mazie Woodward, and Jeremiah Woodward.

She spent most of her adult life working at Wrangler Jeans in Madison, Virginia for 38 years. She later pursued her dream to get her license to work as a CNA to serve the elderly whom she always loved, and spent her last 10 years before retiring working at the Life Care Center of New Market, Virginia.

Beyond her commitment to hard work, Frances, the spiritual matriarch of her family, was passionate about her love for God, growing in her faith, and sharing her faith with others. Through her faith, she overcame many difficult challenges. She was full of life and a woman of great inner strength. Everyone who knew her was impacted by her HUGE generous heart. She was a fierce lover of people—especially her family.

Frances, also known as Mom or Granny, will be greatly missed. She leaves behind a rich legacy of faith to her family and all that knew her. She also leaves behind many friends whom she dearly loved.

The family would like to thank the staff at Dogwood Village for their kindness to Mom during her stay and to Heartland Hospice for all their support.

A Celebration of Frances’ Life will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 22, 2024 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison, VA with interment at Madison Memorial Gardens. Pastors Kent Fredrick and Randy Miller will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at Preddy Funeral Home.