7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60649


Fax: 773.721.9106

Mr. James P. Woods

Born Into Time: November 10, 1937
Born Into Eternity: May 09, 2017

James P. Woods "Jim" was born on November 10, 1937 to Charles and Sallie Woods in Columbus, MS.

Jim accepted Christ at an early age. His family relocated to Chicago while he was still very young. In Chicago, he attended Douglas Elementary School then Wendell Phillips High School and later graduated from Roosevelt College

Jim was united in matrimony to Ruby; whom he affectionately referred to as “Wife”; on November 8, 1967.

Jim dedicated over 35 years to a career in public service to the City of Chicago working many places but most notably Streets and Sanitation and the Chicago Housing Authority. Jim’s commitment to public service was not limited to his professional life. He was a civic-minded community servant as well. He volunteered many long days and early hours as a Precinct Captain in Chicago’s 7th Ward, as a member of St. Ailbe’s Horizons and Usher ministries as well as the St. Ailbe Men’s Club.

On May 9, 2017, Jim made his transition into eternal life. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Walter Charles, Lentern, Edward and Helen.

Jim leaves to celebrate his eternal memory his loving and devoted wife, Ruby; three children: Kimberly, Darron and Elliot; one sister, Louise Woods-Carter (Arnold Sr.-deceased); one brother, Lysander Woods (Renaee); two sisters-in-law, Janet King and Tina Buckner (Allen-deceased); a host of loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, beloved nieces, nephews and treasured relatives and friends.

Public Viewing:

Monday, May 15, 2017
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Cage Memorial Chapel
7651 S. Jeffery Blvd
Chicago, IL 60649

Service Information:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Visitation / Family Hour:
10:00 AM
Service Time:
11:00 AM
St. Ailbe Catholic Church
9015 S. Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60619


St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
87th & Hamlin Ave
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

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