John Woodlief

John Oliver Woodlief

Wednesday, September 20th, 1933 - Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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John O. Woodlief, 86, of Franklinton passed away peacefully on Saturday July 11, 2020. He was born September 20, 1933 to the late Prince Edward and Hazel Blackley Woodlief.

John touched the lives of many with his heart and love of the music he played with his harmonica. He played his harmonica for others and his favorite song was “Old Suzanna”. He loved life, making people smile and laugh. He was a true jokester around others.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00am at Lancaster’s Franklinton Chapel with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.

Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services 504 E. Mason Street, Franklinton, NC 27525. Online condolences may be made to
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    Lancaster's Franklinton Chapel
    504 E. Mason Street
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  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery
    Intersection of S. Chavis & E. Green Street
    Franklinton, NC 27525
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Posted at 08:40am
Oh Johnny boy my heart overflows with pain & my eyes won't stop leaking. The tears keep falling on my face like a waterfall splashing everywhere. Oh Johnny boy you said this day would come and not to worry because it would be ok! You made me laugh & smile with your story telling. You made everyone feel special with your kindness. Your space and place beside us will be missed.
Your music will be missed, your funny quick wit will be missed. My heart smiles every time I think about that day at the park. "You know what day I'm talking about!". I still laugh so hard every time I think about that day!
Dear Johnny boy I love you!
You will always be inside of my heart.
I will miss you forever and ever and ever.
Thank you being part of my life!
Thank you for your kindness!
Thank you for being you!

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