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Eris Woolard, age 93, passed peacefully on Thursday, August 1, 2019 with her beloved family by her side.
From her birth to her parting, she nourished people with love, good food and beautiful flowers. Throughout her life , she cherished her family and friends with unconditional love. Everyone who knew Eris adored her kindness, generosity, and quick wit.
She was born on a farm on February 6, 1926 in Washington, NC to Zeb Matthew and Myrtle Evelyn Woolard and was the middle of three children. Eris married her teenage sweetheart William “Bill” Woolard on December 9, 1945. They had two boys, Billy and Bryan.
Left to honor Eris and remember her love is a son Bryan Woolard, son-in-law Daniel Mabini, daughter-in-law Betty Woolard, granddaughter Mary Woolard, great grandson Michael Woolard, great great granddaughter Isabella Woolard , many nephews, nieces and friends.
Eris was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Billy Woolard, brother Lindsay Woolard and sister Myrtle Alligood.
She will be remembered as a shining light, wife, mother, daughter, sister and faithful friend to many.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 12 at 7:00 pm at Washington Funeral and Cremation, Washington NC. The family will greet friends at 6:00 until the time of the service. Also, a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00 at The Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill NC.
Eris’ passion was gardening. In her memory, if you plan to attend one of her services, please wear an article of clothing that is floral or, wear a flower. If you can’t attend or even if you do attend, please plant something in her memory and/or, make a donation to The American Stroke Foundation.
A flower, lent, not given, to bud on earth, and bloom in Heaven.