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Barbara Cordell Wood

Barbara Cordell Wood, 84, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022 at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, N.C.

Barbara was born in Asheville, NC August 7, 1937 to the late Thomas Washington Cordell and Callie Lytle Cordell. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph David Wood Jr., daughter Kathy Wood McGinnis and grandson Rodney Tyler McGinnis.

Barbara spent most of her career working with family in the automobile business while raising 5 children. Her family was everything. She was able to live at home until her last days and loved her independence. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt. Barbara was a flower enthusiast and loved working in her gardens. Her memory will be treasured forever by friends and family.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Joseph David Wood III and his sons Neil and Evan, son, Michael Thomas Wood (Millie Arey Wood) and his daughter Sara McFarland Wood, daughters Carol Jo Wood, Kimberly Wood Conley, (Wayne Conley). Grandsons Jesse Greene and Matthew Joseph McGinnis (Carmen Andrea) McGinnis, their children: Lola McGinnis and Oliver McGinnis. Her brother Thomas Washington Cordell (Jane) and daughters Cindy (Brian Peoples) and Julie (Mike Setzer).

Barbara graduated from Biltmore High School in 1955 and moved to Washington D.C where she met the love of her life, Joe. They had their first date on Valentine's Day and were later married in Fairfax VA in 1958. Barbara and Joe raised their family moving across the country for many years before finally settling in Shelby, NC.

The family will be receiving friends at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Tuesday night, June 7, 2022 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be offered to Life Enrichment Center, 110 Life Enrichment Blvd, Shelby, NC 28150.

Online condolences may be made at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com

Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home is serving the family of Barbara Wood


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