Reverend Larry Woodson, age 67, of Tunnel Hill, GA, departed this life, Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Erlanger Health Care. Reverend Larry was born June 9, 1951, in Fresno, California. He was preceded in death by his father, Reverend John Franklin Woodson. He was a graduate of High Point Central High School, attended college at Chapel Hill on a music scholarship, and attended Bible College in Miracle Valley Arizona.
Pastor Larry was in ministry for forty-seven years. Ministry included ministry to missions at home and abroad, evangelize, and pastorate at Prayer and Praise Temple in Bel Air, Maryland, Prayer and Praise Temple in Columbus, Ohio, Kennesaw Church of God, Kennesaw, Georgia, Lindale Church of God, Lindale, Georgia, and Cedar Valley Church of God, Dalton, Georgia. He loved God and he loved people. He always put in his heart “What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you.” In the past twenty-three years he, along with hundreds of partners, ministered to the needs of the people in the Appalachian Mountains where poverty is severe and people are suffering. He would lead a group into a different area each year at Christmas and give literally hundreds of new bicycles, new toys, new clothing, food and household items to thousands of needy families. (Google, Larry and Linda Woodson-Kentucky Christmas Blessings) This ministry will continue even though Pastor Larry has transitioned to heaven. This was “His Love – Helping Those Who Can Not Help Themselves.”
Pastor Larry is survived by the love of his life, his wife of forty-seven years, Linda Moon Woodson of the home; daughters, Lana Woodson of Hiram, GA, LaDonna Woodson of Cartersville, GA; grandchildren, Alexandria (Alex) Chitwood, Ansley Chitwood, Avery Chitwood, Dylan Camp and Logan Camp; mother, Mrs. Marie Gore of Tampa, FL; brother, Reverend Harold Woodson of Tampa, FL; aunts, Jean Odell and Sue Bonner both of Carbon Hill, AL; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Services to celebrate the life of Reverend Larry Woodson will be held Monday, August 6, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Cathedral of Praise with Reverend Tim Hill, Reverend Tom Madden, Reverend Don Young, Reverend Don Walker, Reverend David Smith, Reverend Raymond Culpepper and Reverend Steve Brown officiating. Entombment will follow in the Woodson family mausoleum at Providence Cemetery in Cartersville, Georgia, with Ricky Wilson, Eddie Jordhoy, Shane Godfrey, Avery Chitwood, Dylan Camp and Logan Camp serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Cedar Valley Cathedral of Praise after 3:00 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2018, until the service hour at 6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to, Praise Ministries International, 240 Dockwell, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755.
Arrangement by Ponders Melrose Chapel and Ponders Dalton Crematory, 138 Melrose Drive Dalton GA 30721.
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