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Keith M. Wood

Keith M. Wood

WOODBRIDGE—On Monday, March 11, 2024, Keith Marvin Wood, 65, of Woodbridge departed this life peacefully at home with his beloved wife Thomasa, mother Mamie and daughter Latoya at his bedside.

Keith, the youngest of two, was born on September 20, 1958, to Mamie Wood and the late Joseph Wood Jr. in White Stone.

At an early age, Keith made a profession of Christian faith and joined Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, being baptized, and was active in the junior choir and junior usher board. He remained a member of Mt. Vernon until joining First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Triangle in 1996 being active in the mass choir and men’s choir.

Keith attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster and was a band member and drum major for Lancaster High School Marching Band for several years. He was also active in basketball upon graduating in 1977.

In 1979, Keith moved to Northern Virginia and started working at Rosenthal Chevrolet in Arlington.

In November 1979, Keither met the love of his life, Thomasa Williams in Alexandria (after seeing “Sparkle in your Eyes”, the first song they danced to) and they were married August 23, 1980, in Woodbridge.

In 1985, he began work at the D.C. Department of Corrections until retirement in 2008. After retirement, he enjoyed his hobby of riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. In 2009, he began working for Coastal International until his retirement in December 2023 due to his health.

Keith was an active member of multiple houses of the Prince Hall Masonic family, including Triangle Lodge #293, MWPHGL of VA; Shadrack Jackson Consistory #156, of the United Supreme Council, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for the Thirty-Third and Last Degree of Freemasonry for the United States of America and its jurisdiction, Prince Hall Affiliated; and a Past Potentate of Magnus Temple No. 3, A.E.A.O.N.M.S.

Keith is preceded in death and joins the following relatives in eternal rest: his father, Joseph Wood Jr.; brother, Gerry Wayne Wood; grandparents, Joseph Sr. and Emily Wood; Alexander and Allimether Hebbons; aunt, Patricia Romania Carter; and uncles, James Erskine Hebbons and Alexander Levi Hebbons.

To celebrate and cherish his memories and legacy of kindness, compassion and generosity, Keither leaves behind his devoted wife, Thomasa Wood; mother, Mamie Wood; his children, Latoya Jones (Edward), Leonard Williams Jr., and Quanita Wood-Anderson (Jonathan); grandchildren, Izaiah Wood-Farley, Riece Williams and Lennon Williams; sisters-in-law, Roberta Wood and Tashiana Elliott; two nephews, Gerry Wayne Jr. and Michael Starks; one niece, Shalanda Moody; close cousin, Hampton Jr.; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, church family members and dear friends.

Keith will be remembered as a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother and friend. His warmth, wisdom, and the joy he brought to every gathering will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He left us with a smile knowing he was welcome in the arms of his family and friends at the heavenly reunion.

Rappahannock Record Staff
Rappahannock Record Staff
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