Services for Julia May Woodard, 89, of Brownfield will be at 10:00 am, Monday, January 12, 2015 at Brownfield Church of Christ with Bob Reynolds and Bo Shero officiating. Interment will follow at Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.
Julia was born on July 30, 1925 to G. U. Seaton and Alice May Mayberry in Floyd County. Her family worked as share croppers and tenant farmers, so Julia spent her childhood all over the West Texas area. In fact, her family travelled so much that it wasn’t until her senior year of high school that she completed a full grade in the same school. In spite of this, Julia was the only child in her large family to earn her diploma. She graduated from Brownfield High School and shortly thereafter married the love of her life, Tommie Woodard. They had met at a gospel meeting in Wellman and Tommie would recount how he left a “girl” behind when he went into the service, but he came home to a “woman.” They married in Brownfield on July 7, 1945.
Julia was very active in her church as well as her community. She was a VBS teacher, loved canning and gardening, and was a sponsor of FFA and FHA. She was known as a very active “class mom,” attending all her children’s school events as well as serving as Secretary of the PTA. Julia spent much of her time working alongside Tommie as a farmer’s and rancher’s wife and did a great job keeping her kids in line. Tommie preceded her in death on November 14, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters.
Julia is survived by 4 children, Jimmy Woodard and his wife Judy of Tahoka, Dixie McWilliams and her husband Billy of Lubbock, Paul Woodard of Brownfield and Micky Woodard and his wife Kathy of College Station; 4 grandchildren, Jody and Sarah Woodard, Timothy McWilliams, and Bethany Land; 4 great-grandchildren, Wes and Kyle Woodard, Natalie, Martin and Katy Frizzell; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Teresia De Poster, Paul's girlfriend for all the love and care she gave mother.