Charles Lee Woody Sr. passed away on Saturday May 23rd 2020 in Whittier California at the age of 65. He was born in Los Angeles, California on January 1st 1955 to Annie Tejeda and was raised in Santa Fe Springs California with his three sisters, Audrey, Lori and Marla. In 1988 Charles was ordained as an associate Pastor at Cornerstone Celebration Center International Church and has led his congregation as head Pastor for over 14 years.
Pastor Charles was an active and valued member of the Whittier community. He served on the board of the Hispanic Outreach Taskforce, the Whittier Area Evangelical Ministerial Alliance and the Catholic Rainbow Outreach to name a few, and in 2015 he was honored with the Patriot Award. He loved music and mastered the guitar, bass, drums and piano at a young age. He was an accomplished musician and led the band at his church during every service.
Charles is survived by Sandra, his high school sweetheart and wife of 49 years, his two children, Charles Jr and Esther, his four grandchildren, Celina, Charles III, Candace and Charlene, his seven great grandchildren, Charles IV, Leslee, Jeslee, Hailee, Mark, Ryan and Derrick Jr. As well as extended family, countless congregates, mentees and loyal friends.
Dad you will be missed but your teachings and music will live on through all of us. "In Him we win!"
"My deepest condolences Sandra Esther and charles jr and to all the family ,Pastor charles Love you brother your in heaven with my dad that past away 6 months ago he was a man of God as well i remember the Love and care you had for me years ago when i struggled always there to pray for me and care and though i lost touch with you for years i got to see you and prayed for me shortly after father past God bless rest with the Angels and rejoice eternally ?untill we meet again may the God of all comfort touch your wife and your children and all your family."
"Our deepest condolences for so great a loss. Rev. Clement and Rose Johnson"
"Pastor Charles a friend a band member of many great worship services. At Fred C Nellis we seen many salvation?s with Ray Cosio singing those anointed songs.
It was great traveling with The cornerstone salsa band in those days. I will miss you, I will also miss your saying ? in him we win?. Till we meet again.
"Pastor Charles I will miss you alot. You taught me alot in the short time I got to know you. I will miss most of all your honesty and kindness. To the family Pastor Charles was a father to his congregation, brother, son, dad and husband. May the Lord bless, comfort and give you peace in the days to follow. "
"Pastor Charles was a great blessing to me and to many. Aman of God filled with love to share not only to the ones he knew but loved to share the love of God everywhere he when and with who ever wanted to hear. He will be missed my prayers to his family may the Lord stregthen you all and keep blessing you always"
"Pastor Charles was an inspiration and always helping someone or a group. You felt the lords presence when around Pastor Charles. Thank you for all your help.. RIP Pastor Charles
Irma and George Houston"
"It truely was a honor to have had Pastor Charles dedicate my daughter to the Lord??"
"Thank you Pastor Charles for everything you taught me, for all the times you were there for me and for the patience you showed me when I was growing up. I will never forget the trips to Chinatown, Angeles Temple, The Alley, the beach, or any of the other countless adventures I was fortunate to be a part of. Love you Pastor C and Sandra!
"We are still so heartbroken over the passing of Pastor Charles. It does not seem possible or real. He was bigger than life, and he meant so much to us. Thank you for all you did for our family and for the world around you. We will miss you in this life but look forward to the day we meet again in eternity. Our love and prayers to Sandra and family.
-Ron & Tami Calmelat "
"It\'s hard to take in, it seems like a dream where you don\'t know if it\'s a good or bad dream. We are full of sorrow but glad to know that Pastor C is in the presence of the Lord. Just to imagine the smile on his face in front of the Almighty. I want to cry with joy and be sad because we will miss him for now. You are loved by many. Till we meet again.
Your cunado Mario ?"
"I know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord...and know that you are one lucky guy right about now...jumping, shouting, and skipping down the streets of gold...Hallelujah!!! But I sure am going to miss you...Love you, uncle! ? Serina"