Brown-Robinson Funeral Home Obituaries

Raymond D Woods Sr

October 24, 1950 - April 6, 2020

Raymond D. Woods Sr, 69, of Seminole, Oklahoma, formerly of Lorain, Ohio, transitioned from this life to glory and called from labor to reward on Monday, April 6, 2020.

He was born in Elyria, Ohio to Oscar L. and Beulah (nee Stephens) Woods on October 24, 1950. He graduated June 1968 from Admiral King High School in Lorain, where he ran track in his freshman year.

Raymond was employed at Bendix-Westinghouse in Elyria as an assembler before recruiting to the United States Army, where he was stationed in Germany for four years, as a Military Police. After serving in the military, he worked at Burns Security in Detroit, Michigan and in Lorain County.

Raymond moved to Arizona, then relocated to Oklahoma where he worked as a police officer. After retiring he was able to allocate more time to his ministry by traveling and preaching the gospel throughout different states. He was called to the ministry at the young age of 18. He loved preaching the gospel. Raymond was a teacher and preacher. He loved to talk with strangers and everyone he met. He made a lot of friends. Raymond had his own radio ministry in Oklahoma, and he recorded CDs.

Raymond enjoyed reading his bible, watching the Wheel of Fortune, and westerns.

Raymond will be sadly missed by his wife Sylvia (nee Warren) Woods; his daughters Francene (nee Woods) Johnson (Jeffery), Kecia Woods, and Desnique Woods; his son, Raymond D. Woods Jr.; step-sons Akil Warren and Ramadan Saleem; step-daughter Malikah Saleem; brother Oscar F. Woods; sisters Ethelia (nee Woods) Bryant and Beverly (nee Woods) Bennett; seven grandchildren: Demarea Woods (Stephon Jackson), Jayline LaRay Johnson, Jasmine (nee Johnson) Brower, Jonathan Johnson, Mylen Saunders, and Elijah Gentry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Woods was preceded in death by his step-son Karl Saleem; his parents Oscar L. and Beulah (nee Stephens) Woods; his sister Gladys (nee Woods) Hickmon; his brothers Clayto, Eartha, Adelbert, Delano, Clinto, Ronald, and Charles; and special friend and brother-in-law Donald Bennett.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions on public gatherings, private family funeral services will be held.

Burial will be in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Medina County.



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