Melanie Marie Woods, or “Mel” as she was known, sadly passed away January 23, 2023 surrounded by her family. Mel was a special, beautiful soul, always ready to give a smile or make us laugh with her silly comments. Mel was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on March 11, 1963. Most of her life was spent being cared for by her adoring parents, Otray and Bobbie Woods. She spent her later years being cared for outside of the hands of her family, and the Woods Family would like to praise and thank all those who had the privilege of touching her life.
Mel is preceded in death by her beloved father, Otray J. Woods, Jr. and two siblings, Judith Marie Woods and John Christopher Woods. She leaves behind her mother, Barbara “Bobbie” Comeaux Woods, brothers David (Joan) Woods of Cold Spring, Texas, Tim (Theresa) Woods and sister Rachelle Woods Hebert of Lake Charles, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 27, 2023 in the Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles Chapel. Msgr. Jace Eskind will preside. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the start of the service at 12:00 Noon.
Pallbearers are her nephews, Jeremy Woods, Mitchell Woods, Gabriel Hebert, and her cousins, Keith Comeaux, Paul Comeaux, and Austin Woods. Honorary pallbearers are, her nephew, Douglas Woods and her nieces, Emily Woods and Lindsey Woods.
Memorial donations may be made to Calcasieu Association of Retarded Citizens (CARC), 4100 Sen. J Bennett Johnston Ave., Lake Charles, LA 70601.