passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on September 19, 2018.
She was born in Aiken, South Carolina on June 11, 1948 and moved to Washington, DC as a child.
Helen was preceded in death by her father, Onell Wooden and her sister, Jacqueline Beatty.
Helen leaves the following to cherish her memory: mother, Lillie R. Wooden; high school sweetheart and dedicated life partner, Charles P. Wood; children, Venise A. Byrams (Charles); TuJuan A. Wood, and Charon P. W. Hines (Darnelle); and loving granddaughter, Kendra E. Wood. Helen was the eldest of 8 children: Darlene Jones, Lillian Smith, Margie Davis, Onell Douglas Wooden, Alice Woodard, and Lynn Dickerson (Sean). Additional loved ones include: five aunts and one uncle; a godmother; two godsons; one sister-in-law, Gertrude M. Leach; 72 nieces and 64 nephews; and a host of cousins and friends
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