Erlene George Wood, 87, of Winston-Salem, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021. She was born September 14, 1933 to John Samuel and Evelyn Collins George. Left behind to cherish her memory are, her son and daughter-in-law, Stan (Suzanne) Wood; her granddaughters and their spouses, Kirsten (Brian) Royster, Kianna (Kyle) Sebastian; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Nellie (Lester) Overby, Glenda (Delana) Biggs, Rita (Jeff) Clarke; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy (Mavis) George, Melvin (Nancy) George, Jerry (Wanda) George, Ira (Georgia) George, Robert (Shirley) George and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Delbert Roberts Wood. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed teaching children’s Sunday school. Erlene was a nurse caring for others in Alleghany and Stokes County areas. She was a quiet, loving, and nurturing wife, mother, daughter, and grandmother. She cherished visits with her family and friends. She will lie in state at Cox-Needham Funeral Home on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Due to Covid, a graveside service with immediate family will be held Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Randy Roberts will be officiating. The family requests that all attendees please wear masks and practice social distancing. If not feeling well or are running a fever, please refrain from attending, to aid in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Condolences to the family may be left at www.coxneedham.com. The family would like to thank the staff at Arbor Ridge of Stanleyville, ComForCare, Summit Care at Home, Travis Konst, and Dr. Amber Hairford for excellent care over the years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideons International, 127 Ellisboro Rd, Mayodan, NC 27027 or Oak Grove Cemetery fund, 2336 NC 772, Madison, NC 27025. Cox-Needham is respectfully serving the Wood family.
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