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Faith Woods
Date of Birth : December 16, 1938
Date of Death : February 11, 2019

Faith Woods, 80, of Charleston, passed away on February 11, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Faith was born December 16, 1938, in Indore, Clay County, W.Va., and was the last surviving child of the late Lee O. Woods and Mabel Reedy Woods.

After graduating from Clay County High School in 1957, she worked for the Heck’s Department Store chain from 1960 until 1982. Never one to stand idle, Faith became an entrepreneur in the late 1980s, when she opened the first of three Faith’s Hallmark Shops.

Faith is survived by her husband of 40 years, Douglas Cook, and by her daughter, Dr. Bridget Stevens; son, Victor (Tara) Woods; beloved grandchildren, Jeffrey Tobias “Toby” Stevens, Zachary Stevens, Faith Mackenzie Stevens, Ian Woods, and Benjamin Woods; and stepson, Richard (Jeanne) Cook.

In addition to her parents, Faith was preceded by her sisters, Garnet Woods, Madeline (Robert) Sizemore, Ruby (Wilbur) Johnson, Norma Salinsky, Lenna (Loudell) Butcher, and Connie (James) Gray; brothers, Nute (JoAnn) Woods and Jolly Woods; foster brother, Edward Johnson; and stepdaughter, Teresa Cook.

Faith’s family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the staff of The Arthur B. Hodges Center at Edgewood Summit for the kindness they showed Faith this past year.

The family plans to hold a celebration of Faith’s life at a later date.

You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements


Patsy Walker , Posted on 14 Feb 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
So very sorry about Faith\'s passing. My first job 1972 was with her at Heck\'s, and then frequently saw her at her Hallmark stores. Prayers to you, Bridget and Victor and family for peace and comfort.
Amy Newman Hamilton , Posted on 14 Feb 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
Prayers to all the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Faith was a wonderful lady to work for and I really enjoyed working at her stores all through college. We were always excited to see what new items would be coming in each season. “A life well-lived leaves behind a beautiful bouquet of memories.” Quoted from a Hallmark card of course! I know she leaves behind fields of flowers. I will always remember her!
Franci & Cody Engle , Posted on 14 Feb 2019
Winfield , West Virginia
Cody & I were so sad to hear of Faith’s passing. She was a wonderful lady & good neighbor. Always had a big smile & a wave when she passed our house. She will be missed. ??
Dunlap Jo Ann , Posted on 14 Feb 2019
Nitro, West Virginia
Doug, Victor, Bridget, and grandchildren I am so sorry for your loss. Faith and I have been friends for 60 years. Faith was a generous and lovely person, and a dear friend and I will miss her. Rest In Peace dear friend. Love you.
Juanita Thomas , Posted on 14 Feb 2019
Cross Lanes, West Virginia
My heartfelt sympathy to the family. Faith was a great lady!
Dottie Cales , Posted on 17 Feb 2019
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Graduated with Faith 1957. Deepest sympathy to her family and friends. May your memories help you during this difficult time. Kindest regards, Dottie Cales
Shirley \'Price\' Tennyson , Posted on 19 Feb 2019
Madison, West Virginia
Several years ago I enjoyed working with Faith (she was head cashier) at Heck\'s Department Store in Kanawha City, WV. On rare occasions I saw her at her Hallmark store in South Charleston. I have many sweet memories of Faith & am so sorry to hear that she has passed away. Sending love, prayers & sympathies to all of Faith\'s family especially during the sad difficult days ahead.