Barbara Woodall, a life-long resident and member of St. James A.M.E. Church, was born to Arthur Woodall and Mildred Teresa Montague in Atlantic City February 1, 1940. She went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 22, 2017.
She was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church in Atlantic City, NJ where she served as a Senior Steward, a member of the Pastor’s Aide and Bright’s Villa Board, Food Pantry, Development Corporation, 101 Women Plus and C.H.I.L.L. afterschool program. She was also a cook at the church, coordinator of Friends & Family Day and Church Trips.
She worked in several capacities including, A to Z Maintenance and Community Liaison for Sencit Corporation. She retired as an educator where she was the founding member of Learning Center Charter School, adult educator for Stockton State College and the Atlantic City Board of Education.
Barbara was the second Vice President of the NAACP in Atlantic City, and a member of Soroptomist, Inc., and Black Leadership Organization. She was the coordinator of Clean Community Systems, Appointed as the First Rent Control Board Member and the Atlantic County Senior Citizen Advisory Board.
Failure has never been an Option. She is an example of Perseverance through all challenges. She lived by the mottos, “Wake up with a sense of purpose and lie down with a sense of accomplishment,” and “Good, Better, Best, never let it rest until your Good is Better and your Best is Best.
Barbara was a God-fearing, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, companion, civil rights activist, fighter for what is right, educator, community leader, pioneer, trailblazer, trusted advisor, die-hard Eagles fan, excellent chef, and much more. Her contributions positively influenced multiple generations of the community at large.
She is predeceased by her parents; grandmother, Nanny; loving companion, Donald I. Heard and twin brothers, Eugene B. Montague, Sr. and Gilbert Montague.
She leaves to cherish loving memories: children, Yvonne M. Allmond (David), Brian K., Donna I. and Donald I. Woodall; sisters, Yvonne "Sissy" Woodall and Margo N. Montague; sister-in-law, Macie D. Montague; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; life long friend, Geraldine Oliver; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be 11AM, Saturday, September 30, 2017, Saint James AME Church, 101 North New York Avenue, Atlantic City, where friends may call from 9AM. Interment to follow in Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville.
Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.