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Hardrick Jerome Woods

1962 ~ 2023

Date of Death: July 27, 2023


In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Woods Family. Hardrick's earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Hardrick Jerome Woods.


Derrick Veasley ~ Director

Henry Veasley ~ Director

Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain


Hardrick Jerome Woods, was born on March 29, 1962 to Chester A. Woods and Rosie Lee Woods at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. “Ronnie” was a complete surprise and a welcomed addition. He loved following his older brothers, often getting into the same mishaps and mischievousness as they did. Jerome loved the outdoors and was unprecedented, avid, and accomplished hunter and fisherman. He was constantly preparing wild game, caught, or hunted by himself. Jerome was also a talented musician, perfecting the alto saxophone; which he played only to bring tears to your eyes. Jerome graduated from Northside High School and spent most of his life in Fort Smith performing with colleagues, praising God and supporting his Dad, Pastor Chester A. Woods, Sr.

In his ministry, Jerome was later ordained a minister by Pastor A.L. Bell at Mission Point Missionary Baptist Church. He was widely known with many requests for solo saxophone concerts; a God given talent that truly captivated people repeatedly. After his dads passing, Jerome dedicated his life to caring for his Mother, giving every ounce of energy to her well-being.

He is preceded in death by his father Minister Dr. Chester A. Woods, Sr., and his Aunt Brenda.

Jerome is survived by (Mother) Rosie Lee Woods, (Brother) Tyvieo

Michael Woods Sr., (Muriel). Their Children: Tyvieo Woods Jr., and Erica Woods. Brother: Chester A. Woods, Jr., (Annette)

And children: Patrick Mickens Woods, Shauntessa Barnett,

Charlon Orr, Lasheka Eddens, Rachael Becknell, Chester A. Woods III,

Iteria Foreman and Quincy Foreman.

Along with a host of great-nephews and nieces. He will truly be missed.

Walk-thru visitation will be Friday, August 4, 2023; 10am-4:30pm Rowell-Parish Mortuary Chapel.

Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, August 5, 2023; 11am at Mission Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3322 No. 52nd St., Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Committal and final resting place will be at the Washington Cemetery, Fort Smith, Arkansas.


Office: 479-782-9200
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