Pauline Woods

In Loving Memory of Pauline Cotton Woods

May the light that Sister Woods kept shinning never dims, and her prayers continue to cover those she loved.

The Woods family sadly lost a pillar on November 15, 2020, when Pauline C. Woods passed away from cancer. Her contributions to the lives of so many in the small town of Twentynine Palms, California will never be forgotten. 

She was president of the local AFGE union and suing her skills o discernment, was able to help many of her fellow workers. Lovely known as, Ms. Pauline, to the host of children who gathered at the CDC before and after school, she aways had a smile and positive word for everyone.

Around the community it wasn’t an odd sight to see Ms. Pauline handing out flyers and inviting people to come worship at the house of the Lord. She also loved dressing up as a clown and bringing joy to the life of others.

Ms. Pauline is survived by her four children; Ray A. Woods Jr. (39), Paulina R. Woods (37), Pandora Phoenix (35), and Daniel D. Woods (29). 

She is also survived by her siblings; Agatha Johnson (also with the lord), Regina Brown, Darlene C. Starks, Irene Cotton, Antonia Wright, Alice Templeton, Isaac Cotton Jr., and Antoinette Cotton. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Isaac Cotton Sr. and Lizzie Alice Cotton, and siblings Doreen C. Lindsey and Mary Linda Kelly. 

Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with as well as those she reached but never met.

Sister Woods Favorite Song

There were times when Sister Woods struggled with raising four children alone. She would turn to Jesus for guidance and peace. Her children can remember standing in a circle singing ‘Bind Us Together’, before going to bed. A song, anthem, that has kept them going years after they left home.