Aline Reedy Strode Wood

June 1, 1923-Sept. 16, 2022


Aline Reedy Strode Wood, 99, passed away peacefully, on Sept. 16, 2022, at her home.

She was surrounded by her family as she transitioned to her eternal home.

Aline was born June 1, 1923, in Van Buren County, to Wilburn and Nota Reedy.

She was a homemaker who developed skills and a work ethic unmatched by most.  She gardened, canned, and quilted to provide for her family.  She loved to cook, and anyone who had the privilege of eating her food loved her cooking also.  But what she treasured most was her family.  As the family matriarch, she was the glue that held the family together through seasons of celebration and heartache, good times and bad.

She had many names: Leenie, Sis Wood, Mama, and Granny Aline, to name a few.  But above all she was a child of God.  Aline loved her Lord and Savior. She was lady of strong faith who firmly believed in the power of prayer.

Aline was also a servant to her community.  Her home was a haven to everyone seeking a place to rest, a plate to eat, or an ear to listen. Whatever the reason, everyone always left feeling loved, which     is why so many affectionately call her Granny.

Preceding Aline’s death were her parents, Wilburn and Nottie Reedy; husbands, John C. Strode and Carlous E. Wood; son, Elsie Strode; grandson, Bricen P. H. Strode; all of her siblings, Benjamin Shockley, Ed Shockley, William H. Reedy II, J.L. Reedy, Willene Martin, Georgia Officer; and nephews Jerry Quinn, Charles E. Officer, and Leonardo White.

Aline is survived by 10 children, John C. Strode Jr., Mary E. Cullom, Georgia L. Lusk (Charles), Margaret A. Grayson, Mildred R. Gist, De-saree Terry (Ricky), Alicia A. Dibrell (Terry), Rhonda K. Strode, Ronald R. Strode, Charlotte D. Elligan (Leon).

She also leaves behind five generations of grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and numerous in-laws and dear friends.

She will be missed, but her legacy and memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.    

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Sept. 21, 2022, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Old Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m., Sept. 21, at the funeral home. Sis. Linda Cheers and Bro. Michael Harris will officiate.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.