Joyce W. Wood

Joyce W. Wood of Queen Anne, MD died Saturday, September 23, 2017, at her home. She was 85 years old.

Born in Chestertown, MD on May 23, 1932, Mrs. Wood was the daughter of the late Harold Copper Williams, Sr. and Evelyn Carter Williams. Her husband, John Lawrence Wood, Jr., died August 23, 2001.

Mrs. Wood was a 1949 graduate of the Chestertown High School where she was the Sr. Class President. After attending Washington College in Chestertown, she and her husband were married on October 1, 1952. She began working as an operator for the C&P Telephone Company in 1957 and retired in 1991. In addition, she bought and sold jewelry at Maryland and Delaware flea markets and events for many years. Also, she was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Centreville. But, most of all, she was a wonderful and involved farmer’s wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Wood is survived by two sons: J. Lawrence Wood, III of Queen Anne and W. Victor Wood and his wife Teri of Centreville, MD; two grandchildren: Vicki Wood Dean and her husband Brad of Queen Anne and Joyce F. Wood of Chestertown; two great grandchildren, Victor Beckwith Dean and Barley Lawrence Dean; and her two faithful Jack Russells, Bandit and Axl. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Harold C. Williams, Jr.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27th, in the Chesterfield Cemetery where friends may visit with the family from 10:30 until 11 before the service.

If friends wish to send memorial donations, the family suggests sending them to the Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 226, Queen Anne, MD 21657. To offer online condolences, please visit

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