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Jacqueline Frances “Jackie” Woods, née Behlmer

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Jacqueline Frances “Jackie” Woods, née Behlmer, age 92, beloved wife of the late Edward T. “Eddie” Woods for 69 years, died peacefully in her home on December 7, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Daughter of the late Louise Herdling Behlmer and John Frederick Behlmer.  Preceded in death by her sister Mary “Mae” Behlmer Boyd.

She is survived by her six children: Edward Jr. (wife Jennifer), Craig Paul (wife Kathy, children Craig Michael (wife Molly), Shannon Woods Harrell (husband Jonthomas) and Ryan, Warren John (partner Stephen), Mary Louise Woods Martone (husband James, child Nicole Martone Steinmuller (husband Rob)), Florence Ann and Christopher George (wife Patty, children Alison, Christopher and Bonnie).

Jackie was the Great Grandmother of Cora Belle and Cooper Warren Woods, Mila Grace Steinmuller and Gavin and Skyler Harrell (wife Mackenzie). She was a Great Great Grandmother to their daughter Ava Grace.  Jackie is also survived by many in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to list, but not forgotten.

In 1950, Jackie married Eddie Woods in Manhattan, New York where they and four of their children were born.  The twins were born after they moved to Brentwood, Long Island. Over the years, Jackie and Eddie resided in parts of Florida, New Orleans and Atlanta. She attended St. Catherine’s Academy for Young Ladies and The Academy of the Sacred Heart of Mary.

She was the best Wife, Mother, Sister-in-Law, Grandmother, Aunt and friend to anyone lucky to have known her. When her children were old enough to manage on their own, she worked at the Todd Travel Agency and then substituting throughout the Brentwood School system. Her spaghetti sauce and turkey dressing were legendary. She loved her kids unconditionally, saying “a child is a child is a child”. Jackie was an original groupie, being a Frank Sinatra Bobby Soxer. 

Jackie loved adventures and instilled the importance of education unto her family.  At one Student Award Assembly, Jackie was singled out as someone worthy of special recognition as two of her children had perfect attendance that year. Jackie and Ed traveled many times to Europe, especially enjoying Ireland, England and Spain and throughout Australia.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

The family is very grateful to the residents and staff at Aspen Village Senior Living for their support and the care provided by Amedisys Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in Jacqueline Woods’ name.

Jackie, Mom, and Grandma: we will miss you.

7 Comments To "Jacqueline Frances “Jackie” Woods, née Behlmer"

Ileana and Helmut Wolf On Dec 09 2020 at 8pm
Mrs Woods was one of the nicest ladies one could have ever come to know. So many of our childhood memories include Jackie and Ed. We had lots of laughs and lectures from both of them. They both will be missed forever ????and their legacy lives on in their wonderful family. Reply to this comment
Niki Lemeshka On Dec 09 2020 at 8pm
What a fantastic life lived and a wonderful legacy she has left behind! I am thinking of all of the Woods clan during this difficult time and will always remember her fondly. Reply to this comment
James Martone On Dec 09 2020 at 3pm
Mom, I am so blessed to have had you in my life you were the only one that came to my rescue as the Italian who loved and married your very Irish daughter. Your kindness and gentleness we're a special gift from God. Our last conversation has left an unforgettable impression on me and will always be our little secret. Love and miss you Reply to this comment
Michele LeBlanc Boyd On Dec 09 2020 at 3pm
Aunt Jackie was such a caring, loving and funny woman! I loved her so much and have many great memories with her and Uncle Eddie❤️ This is such a beautiful photo! We all will miss her terribly. Love, Michèle, Michael, Jeffrey, Corey & Matthew Reply to this comment
Pattie Church On Dec 09 2020 at 3pm
I will miss my dear Aunt Jackie as I do my Uncle Eddie. They were never apart and now they’re back together. Reply to this comment
Karen Woods On Dec 09 2020 at 3pm
Aunt Jackie u were the best Aunt always smiling I loved bieng out your house in Brentwood good times, good memories. Always loved visits with Aunt Jackie and Uncle Eddie.❤️❤️❤️❤️???????????? Reply to this comment
Bill Bulger On Dec 09 2020 at 3pm
The extended Woods family is an indication of this woman's great motherly talents. She will rest in peace knowing she did well. Reply to this comment
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