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1936 Leonard 2023

Leonard Woods

January 9, 1936 — May 5, 2023



Mr. Leonard Woods, of Hartsville, entered into rest on Friday, May 5, 2023 at Morrell Nursing Center. 

The family will receive friends at 1000 Edgewood Dr., Hartsville, SC. 

Arrangements will be announced by Davis Funeral Home, LLC.


“ Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you”

John 14:1-2

                                       OBITUARY OF LEONARD WOODS


Mr. Leonard Woods was born in Blackshear, Georgia on January 9th,1936. His parents were Floyd and Mattie (Scarborough) Woods.

He was raised in and attended public schools in Waycross, Georgia.

At age 18, he moved to New York City.

At age 20, he met and married 19-year-old Johnnie M. Arthur. They settled in Brooklyn, New York and had two children, Lenny and Genevieve.

Leonard worked full-time in construction and helped build apartment complexes around New York.

On the weekends, Leonard was lead singer for a local band. They performed at various clubs around New York City.

Leonard attended Manhattan Community College and graduated with an Associate Degree in social work.

Leonard left construction and began his career at the U.S. Postal Service. Soon after, he moved his family to Queens, New York. After 42 years of service, Leonard retired from the U.S. Post Office.

He enjoyed martial arts and studied karate and Tai-Chi for 15 years.

After retirement, Leonard moved to Hartsville, South Carolina and joined Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.  

Those preceding Mr. Woods in death are his son Lenny Woods, Columbia, South Carolina; Brothers, Lloyd Woods, Savannah, Georgia, Ham “Genie” Scarborough, San Francisco, California; Sister, Salonia Woods, Liberty, New York.

Left to cherish his memory: his wife Johnnie Woods, Hartsville, South Carolina; his children Genevieve (Harvey) Samuel, Columbia, South Carolina, Cedric Manuel, Arizona and Thanh Tran, New York. His sisters; Wilhelmenia “Tena” (James) Barnes, Savannah Georgia and Lois Ausin (Dan-deceased), Waycross,Georgia. A host of family and friends.    


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Wake Service

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church

2349 Calvary Road, Hartsville, SC 29550

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