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Edna L. Woolfolk, 96, passed quietly away during the evening of Friday, April 23, 2021.  Born in Bedford County, Virginia, she was a lifelong resident of Newport News, Virginia having traveled there to pursue employment at the Newport News Shipyard during World War II, where she met her husband of forty-two years, James P. Woolfolk.

Our mother devoted her entire life to the health and happiness of her family, both immediate and extended.  She enjoyed road trips with her family, antiquing, refinishing furniture, fishing and gardening.  At any time, a neighbor or passerby might see her wielding an axe or maddock on an unsuspecting stump.  Our mother was a self-sufficient, pragmatic, economical realist of deep personal faith.  She was frequently known to say that she lived her life “my way.”

Edna L. Woolfolk was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Woolfolk; her parents, Wilton B. and Katherine P. Long; her brother, Carol P. Long; her sister, Helen L. Spruill. She is survived by her children, Katherine R. Woolfolk, James P. Woolfolk, Jr. (Pat), Cheryl W. Kfuri (Ricardo), and Mary Ellen Compton.  She leaves behind her grandchildren, Patrick W. Kfuri, Marla W. Carlisle (William), James A. Woolfolk, and Caitlin P. Compton and her great-grandchildren, Wyatt C. and Chelsey Rae S. Carlisle as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements for a private Graveside Service are being coordinated by Weymouth Funeral Home.  The family extends its gratitude to the attentive orthopedic Riverside nurses, patient advocate, Kathleen Hogge, and the Hospice staff.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any contributions made to mark the passing of Edna L. Woolfolk be to a charity of their choice.

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#2 Paula Hayes Wheat 2021-05-02 15:02
Woolfolk Family- I am very sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of the great memories of Idaho. She was such a sweet and kind lady. I used to see her at the grocery store and she would catch me up on all the family. Thinking of your family.
Paula Wheat-Paul and Mary Hayes Daughter
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#1 Sandy Bridgman 2021-05-02 12:32
My deepest condolences to you Kathy for the passing of your beloved Mother. She was a very sweet lady.
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