Syliva Faye Lassiter Woody
VICTORIA – Surrounded by her children, Sylvia Faye Lassiter Woody breathed her first breath in paradise at the age of 84 on September 1, 2021. She was born on June 27, 1937 to the late Blake and Alma Lassiter. Sylvia is survived by her two sons Thomas Blake Woody (wife Dannelle) and Kelly Done Woody (friend Vicki), her beloved grandchildren Hanny Woody (fiancÃ© Kenny), Tyler Woody (wife Cinnamon) and Brock Woody. Sylvia is also survived by her sisters Ruth Lassiter Stewart and Shirley Lassiter Huffman and her sister-in-law Jayne Woody as well as several nieces and nephews. She was happily reunited at Heaven’s Gate with her parents, daughter Joanie Woody Schoening, 57-year-old husband Larry Woody and siblings Max Lassiter, Linda Lassiter Waddell and Sue Lassiter Wood.
Sylvia graduated from Four Oaks High School in North Carolina, where she set state basketball records. She attended the University of East Carolina. Sylvia was an extraordinary athlete. In addition to basketball, she has participated in several golf and tennis leagues. She became a published author by writing two books – Patches of Gold Dust and Fancy That. Sylvia received her Associate Degree in Biblical Studies and took continuing education courses to learn Spanish at the University of Houston – Victoria for several years. Sylvia was also a passionate volunteer. She has served as president of Victoria Law Wives, Women’s Aglow, and Decora Study Club. Sylvia was a beautiful, chic lady from the south who knew how to wear the brightest colors and the most beautiful jewelry to perfection.
Sylvia had a heart for people and her Savior Jesus Christ. She didn’t know any strangers and loved Jesus with all her heart and soul. She wrote to him every day for over 60 years in her precious journals. Those who knew her will smile as they remember the vibrant personality and selfless love she had for so many people. Sylvia was a great prayer warrior and a true servant. She has spent many years bringing a smile to the residents of the nursing home with her beloved Yorkies and has made several mission trips to Mexico. She enjoyed her time working with Meals on Wheels and taught Sunday School at SonRise Worship Center and Mission Bautista. She currently ran a women’s prayer group called Worshiping Warriors in her home with some of her closest longtime prayer friends. She looked forward to spending each summer traveling to see her siblings and family in North Carolina and Virginia.
Honorary bearers are members of the Worshiping Warriors prayer group: Genelle Goyen, Allene McLeod, Jane Blanchett, LaVerne Teague, Mary Placker, Frances Bishop, Susiey Brockwell and Debbie Simcik. Sylvia was a member of LifePointe Fellowship. Sylvia’s last days were filled with “I want to see Jesus” sayings and texts. She ran as fast as she could to Him, and you can be sure that she will be the first to greet you at the gate of heaven.
We will be celebrating his great life and homecoming wearing bright colors or animal prints on Friday October 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. with a visit at 4:00 p.m. The service will be held at Grace Memorial Chapel 8819 US Hwy 87 North, Victoria, TX 77904. (Cuero Hwy) Danny Goyen will officiate.