Jimmy Dwayne Woods was born October 6, 1964, in Abbeville, Mississippi to the late Jimmy Lee Hewlett and Texanna Braziel-Woods.
“Jim, Wayne, Unc, Cuz, or Big Bear,” as he was so affectionately known, enjoyed and loved life, family, friends, and people. He accepted Christ early in life and joined Smith Chapel C.M.E. Church. According to the fruit of the spirit, the greatest gift anyone can give is the gift of love and Jim gave it. He believed in the Lord God Almighty. He attended Lafayette High School, Oxford, MS.
Although Wayne had no earthly children, he thought of his nieces and nephews as his children and oftentimes his brothers and sisters too. Wayne worked a short time as a custodian at Lafayette High School and doing odd jobs. On May 30, 2008, he was diagnosed with renal failure. His body endured dialysis three days per week for 14 years. This began to take a toll on him, both mentally and physically.
He was cared for and loved deeply by his family. God saw his body had taken a beating and He did what He thought was best. On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, God dispatched His angel to come and collect that which was His. Wayne went home to be with God. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends, but God’s will must and shall be done.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his siblings, Shirley Braziel of Oxford, MS, Leslie Woods of Minneapolis, MN, Michael (Bridgett) Woods of Abbeville, MS, Kena Dunn, Barbara Hewlett both of Oxford, MS, Howard Hewlett of Leaksville, MS; a very special friend who was always at his side, Cheryl Davis of Water Valley, MS; nieces and nephews, Kevin Braziel of Oxford, MS, Micaela Woods of Atlanta, GA, Dillion Woods of Columbus, MS, Jada Powell-Braziel of Oxford, MS, K.J. (Sarah) Braziel of Chattanooga, TN, Khamari Wiley, Texanna, D’Angelo, Nitalia and Meela Woods all of St. Paul, MN, Gabrielle and Mallory Dunn both of Oxford, MS, Michael McEwen of Oxford, MS; great-nephew, Leon Braziel of Chattanooga, TN; two uncles, Eddie Braziel of Minneapolis, MN and James “Jake” Hewlett of Oxford, MS; three aunts, Minnie Johnson, Jessie Doris Braziel both of Abbeville, MS, and Patricia Braziel of Minneapolis, MN; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.