Nimrod Woods was born the third of nine children to Deacon Philp L. Woods and Adeline Elizabeth Currie Woods on July 31, 1920 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Following his graduation from Caswell County Training School in 1940 on October 2, 1945, he enlisted in into the Marine Corps of the United States as a part of the prestigious first group of African-American servicemen to enlist into the Marine Corps, better known as the Montfort Point Marines. He was the recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal-the highest civilian honor in the United States. Following his Honorable Discharge on October 18, 1946, he settled in Washington, D.C. for a brief time and later ventured to New York with his family and finally made Amityville, New York his home. He had a passion for cooking and served many years as a chef.
In the late 1980's he returned home where he resided with his loving Mother and sister Annis. He could be seen going out on his green Volvo to visit with his many friends and companions or sitting on the deck or under the pine tree, puffing his favorite cigar, Phillies Blunt Cigars or if he was feeling exclusive, he'd smoke his pipe. Nim never carried on a lot of fuss and wasn't to fond of too much noise, he was quiet, loving and possessed a giving heart.
He leaves loving and lasting memories to his three sisters: Lula Belle Woods Bolding, Deborah E. Woods Fuller and Thurlia Woods Brandon and husband James as well as more than four generations of nieces & nephews.
He is now with his Daddy and Mamma and siblings: Annis Woods Ricks, Amos M. Woods, Sr., Silina Mae Woods Thompson, Calvenus Woods Lipscomb and The Reverend Hazel D. Woods...oh how heaven rejoices.
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