Let the memory of Joel be with us forever
  • 75 years old
  • Born on December 18, 1937 .
  • Passed away on August 31, 2013 .

Joel Gold Woodlief Jr., 75, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at his home.

A native of Granville County, the son of the late Joel Gold Woodlief, Sr. and Myrtie Hendricks Woodlief.  He was a member of Butner First Baptist Church and retired as a system analyst with Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at Butner First Baptist Church by Rev. Charles Bryson.  Burial will be in South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years Goldie Clack Woodlief of the home, three sisters, Dollie W. Elliott of Oxford, Myrtie W. Daniel, Ellen W. Clack (Donald), both of Hopewell, Va. and a brother, Kenneth M. Woodlief (Lucy) of Oxford.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mabel W. Blackwell and a brother Wallace G. Woodlief.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 from 12:30 – 2:00 prior to the service at Butner First Baptist Church in Butner, N.C.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Woodlief family.

Posted by Lynette Bagwell on 31st August 2018
Remembering him today
Posted by Elizabeth Turner on 12th September 2013
I am saddened to learn about Joe's death. I knew him from our working days at BCBSNC. I remember him for his jovial manner and his warm smile and greeting for everyone he met. The beautiful roses he grew and shared with us at BCBSNC are another fond remembrance of him. May you be comforted by God's love for you.
Posted by Lynette Bagwell on 4th September 2013
I was sad to hear today that Mr. Woodlief had passed. It seems that we want the people we love & who are important in our life to continue on forever & even knowing that the heavenly life is a sweeter one. Mr. Woodlief was my boss @ BCBS on my very 1st job. He was always so dear, such a good teacher, and made such an impression on me..I saw him last at his retirement. I will miss him.
Posted by Mike Ellis on 3rd September 2013
Goldie, Mike and I are away. We are saddened to learn of your loss. Through the years we have enjoyed conversations with Joel, which eventually focused on his love for you and his fulfillment of life in general. You are in our prayers at this very difficult time. We will be in touch when we return home. Brenda

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