Born Friday, December 7, 1934
Died Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Edith (“Edie”) Joyce Woodson passed away on September 7, 2021, after valiantly fighting the effects of a stroke. She was born on December 7, 1934 in Dallas, Texas to parents Arthur Lee Trott and Audrey Joyce Trott. Edie attended high school in Vinita, Oklahoma. She went to Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater (now “OSU”) and was a graduate of the School of Intensive Business. She considered herself a proud “Cowboy”. .
Edie met the love of her life Lewis Woodson at church camp in Glorieta, New Mexico, and they married shortly afterwards in Tulsa on October 29, 1955. They were married for 63 years, and lived in Tulsa and Sand Springs, but spent most of their married life in Muskogee and Fort Gibson.
Edie was a highly capable secretary and bookkeeper and worked for a number of employers including Occidental Petroleum, Bacone College and the City of Sand Springs. While at Bacone College she was instrumental each year in organizing the Muskogee Air Show in the 1990s and early 2000s, and enjoyed the opportunities to actually fly with the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels, along with various stunt planes and historical aircraft.
Edie was dedicated to Christ and her church. She was active in First Baptist Church in Tulsa and First Baptist Church in Muskogee and was involved with various positions over the years including serving as first grade Sunday School teacher, volunteer at the food bank and serving with the WMU. She was involved with many charities and served as President and on the Board of Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy Center in Muskogee. After she retired, Edie and Lewis worked together part-time visiting retired American Baptist ministers and missionaries in a five state region.
Edie had a wonderful sense of humor and was quick with one-liners even during the last difficult months. She and Lewis loved to travel; over their sixty-three year marriage. She and Lewis visited all fifty states and several foreign countries. She loved and was loved by animals, and her dogs Toby, Corby and Sammi were some of her inseparable companions in her life.
Edie was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Woodson; parents, Arthur and Audrey Trott; grandmother, “Mama” Stone; brothers, Edward Trott and Richard Trott; sisters-in-law, Freda Trott and Geneva Trott; son-in-law, Terry Stewart; brothers-in-law, Paul and Darrell Woodson.
She leaves behind daughters, Gail Stewart, Linda Woodson and Lori Payne; son-in-law, Tom Payne; daughter-in-law, Megan Davis; nieces and nephews Tim and Ron Woodson, Jim Trott, Debbie Pierce, John Trott, Mary Johnstone and Paul Trott. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kelsey Pittman and husband Aaron, Heather Shreve and husband Josef, Joshua Payne [and fiancé/wife Ashlyn Phillips], Jillian Stewart and Joshua Davis; her great-grandchildren, Madison and Ariyah Pittman, [baby boy Pittman due on her birthday], Evelina, Macy and Judah Shreve; along with other family members and many friends.
Funeral services celebrating Edie’s life will be 2:00P.M. Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brent White officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.
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Funeral services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.
Visitation: 5pm-8pm, Friday 09/10/2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Service info: 2pm, Saturday, 09/11/2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.