Frances Terry Woodworth

July 22, 1929 - September 10, 2023

07/22/1929 - 09/10/2023

Frances Terry Woodworth, affectionately known as Bunny, passed away peacefully at her home on September 10, 2023, in Norfolk, Virginia, at the age of 94. She was born on July 22, 1929, in Greenwood, Mississippi. Bunny lived a life filled with love, dedication, and selflessness that inspired all who knew her.

As a Naval Aviator’s wife and devoted stay-at-home mom, Bunny exemplified strength and resilience throughout her life. She supported her husband, CAPT Charles M. Woodworth, USN (Ret) for 67 remarkable years through many deployments and change of station moves across the country and overseas. Their unwavering bond, love and shared commitment to family were a source of inspiration to those around them.

Bunny’s legacy lives on through her cherished family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Terry Woodworth, and her husband, Buck Rodgers; son, Charles M. Woodworth, Jr., and his wife, Elizabeth Williams; daughter, Susan Oberg, and her husband, Owen; daughter, Nancy Carr, and her husband, Kevin; and son, Michael Woodworth.

Bunny is also survived by her grandchildren, Heather, Erin, Lucy, Travis, Miguel, and great-grandchildren, Hadley and Molly, as well as her best friend and long time caregiver Venetta Miller.

A service to celebrate Bunny’s life will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date, where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Charles.

Bunny will be remembered as a great listener and counselor to children, and for her selflessness, compassion, and unwavering love for her family.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donation to the Alzheimer’s Association,

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Jessica Marchant
5 months ago

So sorry for your loss Aunt Terry and Uncle Buck. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. An extraordinary person and grandmother.

5 months ago

We all know how important she was to everyone and we are sorry for your loss. My family (and our work family) send all our prayers and love to your family during this time.