Marion Wood

Obituary of Marion Miller Wood

Marion Miller Wood entered eternal rest on September 3, 2020 surrounded by the love of her family. Marion was born in Cumberland, Virginia to the late Perry Davenport and Lucy (Johnson) Davenport. Marion was a woman of God and of great faith. Marion attended school in Cumberland before her family moved to New Jersey. She then moved to Norwalk, CT where she completed her studies in Nursing. Marion’s parents raised her and her 8 siblings on the values of faith, love, caring and sharing. Marion was the loving mother of Vincent Terrence Miller and Edwin Gregory Miller. She loved her boys and was very proud of them. Marion believed in instilling strong family values such as hard work, pursuing an education and a career and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Marion was well educated, having obtained both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Bridgeport. Marion was a Registered Nurse for Norwalk Hospital for over 25 years, including working in the Emergency Room, until her retirement. Throughout her career and into retirement, family and friends relied and called upon her for medical guidance and expertise. She stayed current in the medical field even after retirement, continuing to support, care for and advise family, friends and loved ones. Marion was a meticulous, knowledgeable and attentive nurse with a very caring and sincere affect in her work. She executed her career calling with passion and excellence. Marion believed in service and giving back. This brought her such joy. Marion enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing cards and board games with them. Marion was also fun and loved to tell jokes. She enjoyed traveling and especially loved fashion. She was classy and enjoyed her suits with matching shoes and exquisite hats. She was simply beautiful inside and out. Marion was devoted to service in the church and served the Lord with gladness and brought many souls to Christ. In Norwalk, she continued her fellowship at Grace Baptist Church. She believed in the power of prayer. She will be remembered as a person who loved the Lord. Later in life, Marion married Reverend Dr. Richard Wood and served faithfully as the First Lady at Grace Baptist Church of Norwalk, CT and remained very active in the church alongside her husband. Reverend Dr. Richard Wood and Marion later relocated to Atlanta, GA. Marion was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and served on many boards such as the Health and Wellness Ministry, Member of the Deaconess Board, Tutorial Ministry, Uplifters, Sunday School Teacher, Intergroup Counseling, Bible Study, Vocational Bible School, Community Outreach and Advocate for Children. Marion was predeceased by her husband, the late Reverend Dr. Richard Wood. Marion was also predeceased by her parents Perry and Lucy Davenport, her sisters Colene Mayo and Ira Moore, her brother Perry (Junie) Davenport, Jr., her brothers-in-law, James Wilson Mayo, Benjamin Miller Sr., Jasper Lowery and Henry Burns, and her nephew Benjamin Miller, Jr. She leaves to mourn, sons Vincent Terrence Miller of Atlanta, GA, Edwin Gregory Miller and daughter-in-law Christine Miller of Norwalk, CT, grandchildren Terrence Miller of Atlanta, GA, Morgan Miller of Fairfield, CT, Brandon Miller, Cameron Miller and Dylan Miller of Norwalk, CT, sisters, Vera West Miller of Bellville, NJ, Shirley Davenport of Newark, NJ, Sally Burns, Lucy Lowery and Carrie Davenport, all of Patterson, NJ. Marion is also survived by brother-in-law Stanley Moore of VA, and a host of nieces, nephews, dear relatives and friends. We will miss her as mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, but we hold fast to the precious memories that will live on in our hearts. Marion is gone from our presence, but not forgotten, for to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. She leaves us with a strong legacy to carry on. Today we honor our beloved Marion and may her soul and sweet spirit rest in eternal peace. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give to me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8
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