Barbara Shell Woods, 72, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2011, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and her masterâ€™s degree in Counseling was from George Mason University. The name of her counseling firm was â€œChange and Growth Consulting.â€ She retired at the end of 2004.
She is survived by three sisters, Joan Moore, Gwen Read and Carmelita Pursell, and a brother, Dr. Jon E. Shell. Her brother, Oscar K. Shell, is deceased. She is also survived by her husband of 45 years, James W. Woods; sons, Jonathan Woods and Eric Woods and Ericâ€™s wife, Christiane; along with two grandchildren, Shawn Perry Woods and Sarah Marie Woods.
The receiving of friends was on Friday, October 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Va. A memorial service was held at Messiah Methodist Church, Springfield, Va., on Saturday, October 8, at 12:30 p.m. Internment will be at Happy Valley Cemetery, Johnson City, Tenn., on Saturday, October 22, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukemia Society are requested. She helped so many others. Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, Fairfax, Va., is in charge.