In Loving

Harriett Lyttle Woodson

Aug. 22, 1935 – Jan. 13, 2022

Harriett Marie Lyttle Woodson, 86, passed away peacefully at home in Goochland County on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

She was born on August 22, 1935, to the late David Lyttle and Mariah Scott Lyttle. Preceding her in death her beloved grandmother, Lucy Ann Hopkins Scott; brother, Roger Lyttle; husband, Henry Woodson, Sr.; and her sons:  Henry, Jr. (“Boone”), Dwayne, and David.  She leaves to cherish her memory: son, Mark Woodson; daughters:  Patricia Anthony, Jacqueline Wright (Norman), Deborah Woodson, Jewel Wright (Michael), and Janet Senegar; sister-in-law, Helen Cox Lyttle; daughters-in-law: Madie Coley Woodson, Paulette Trent Woodson, and Shirley Davis; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandsons; nieces and nephews—a devoted niece, Marian “Doll” Watson, and devoted neighbors:  Adele Sampson, Elnora Tilton, and Lois Williams, and good friends Arlene and Shirley Smith, who phoned every day to check on her once her health started failing.

Harriett was born and raised in Goochland County–she lived her entire life in Maidens on Fairground Road.  She retired from JCPenney (Willow Lawn) after 25+ years as a bookkeeper/ accounts payable clerk.  She loved plants and gardening–it delighted her to see her flowers in bloom! She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Emmaus Baptist Church.  Many years later in July 1994, she was baptized at the Richmond Coliseum as a Jehovah’s Witness.  She served in two congregations:  Tuckahoe and Goochland and always looked forward to attending the Annual Convention with Elnora and Lois until her health began to fail.  Her memory will live on forever, especially each time we see beautiful trees, flowers, and plants–items she truly admired.

A memorial service will be held at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294, on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a contribution in her memory to the Dementia Society of America by mail to P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 or online at

Memorial Service


Affinity Funeral Service

2720 Enterprise Pkwy

Richmond, VA 23294


Sunday, January 23, 2022


1:00 pm

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  1. Santa Mealy & Verna Allen January 18, 2022 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Offering our sincere condolences on the lost of your mother. we will keep your family lifted up in prayer. Mealy&Allen Family

  2. NITA COLES January 20, 2022 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences to the family

  3. Rev. Caroel L. Selby, D. Min. January 27, 2022 at 12:36 am - Reply

    We wish to express our condolences to sister Woodson’s Family. Just a great person and loving family too. Worked some years at Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center with her late husband, the late Henry Woodson. Family, you are in our prayers.

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