Burnett Woods was born December 19, 1943 in Lamar, South Carolina to the parentage of the late Mack and Fannie Bell Enoch Woods. He was educated in the Darlington County public schools, graduating from Spaulding High School in Lamar, South Carolina. After graduation he proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged after four years. For several years after his military discharge he was employed by Union Carbide in Florence, South Carolina. In 1983 Burnett was united in marriage to the former Clarice Davis. Upon relocating to Morgan County he found employment with several companies in the area and retired from Bard Manufacturing in 2006.
Friday evening, October 30, 2015, with his beloved Clarice by his side, Burnett made his transition. Although he will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him, his memories will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of those whose lives he touched while he was on his journey here on earth. We cannot forget seeing Burnett and Clarice on their shopping trips in and around Madison with Clarice on her scooter and Burnett looking out for her and being her protector. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife Clarice Davis Woods, his son Anthony Lucas of South Carolina, three daughters Burnetta Lucas of Virginia, Saundra Graham of Darlington, South Carolina, Tempestt McWhorter of Athens; six grandchildren, a sister Lula Aaron of Bishopville, South Carolina; sisters-in-law Sara R. McFadden of Bronx, New York, Alyne D. Carroway of Lamar, South Carolina, Sandy Davis-Harris (Robert) of Social Circle; brothers-in-law Marion (Christine) Williams of Bronx, New York, Clyde (Rhonda) Davis of Allentown, Penn. And Charles (Sheletha) Davis of Harker Heights, Texas. Burnett was also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, close relatives and friends. He will also be remembered and especially missed by a special niece, Anisha and her children Taylor, Journey and his God son Derrick Neals who affectionately called him “Uncle B.” Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 7 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church. Jones and Turner Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.