Woodrow Willard Sr.

July 14, 2021


Woodrow Willard was born the second child of 14 on April 18, 1953 to the late, James Wesley McNeill, Sr. and Elizabeth Willard Riggins in Coleman, Florida. 
The link of 8 generations was broken on Wednesday evening, July 14, 2021, when God looked around for a rose to add to his garden and whispered in his ear, come home my child and rest. 
Woodrow loved his family, realizing that his mother always taught him the following: 
Nothing is more important than family, nothing is stronger than the bond of family, nothing is more fun than family and nothing is more precious than family. 
Woodrow was educated in the Trenton Public School Systems. Woodrow workedfor over two decades at Princeton University and Nassau Inn, until his retirement in 2019. 
Woodrow met the love of his life, Rosalind Anita Glover on July 1, 1996. After 3 years of dating they were united in holy matrimony on March 13, 1999. 
Woodrow loved to watch his favorite NFL Team, Dallas Cowboys and always talked trash especially if they won a game. 
Although Sundays was his me time to relax and watch the game, there was nothing more important than spending time with his family. Woodrow would 
attend every family gathering, showing love to everyone, never leaving without saying, "I Love You". 
Woodrow was preceded in deathbv: his daughter, LaKeshia Brown, his parents, James Wesley McNeill and Elizabeth Willard Riggins, Maternal Grandmother, 
Ruth Moses, Paternal Grandmother, Rose Brown, Uncle, John McNeill, 2 Brothers, Gregory McNeill and JamesW. McNeill, Jr., two nephews, Craig Fitzgerald, Jr., 
and Edward C. Jones, his mother-in-law, Helen M. Glover, Father-in-law, Rudolph Darden, brother-in .. law, Marion Glover, sister-in-law, Floretta Richardson. 
Woodrow leaves to cherish his memory: a loving wife, of 22 years, Rosalind A. Willard, two sons, Jay Brown and Woodrow E. Brown, three daughters, Stacie 
Brown, Angel Brown and Ayanna Metoyer; 15 grandchildren, Tahmir, Jasmine, 
Harmony, Shamere, ShaKeira, Nazir, Donte, Eric, Alesha, Domanique, Apiphany, Lyric, Edon, Stacie and Christopher; 9 great grandchildren, Vanity, Rajaan, Emanuel, Esaiya, Naomi, Sincere, MiKayla, Zhuri and Omari. 8 sisters, Cassandra (Donald) McClinton, Marcella (Walter) Brown, Teresa McNeill, Wanda McNeill, Sharon McNeill, Sharlene Williams, Rosalind Wiggins Jones and Vanessa (Jallah) Gibli; three brothers, Eugene (Gloria) Riggins, Anthony Riggins and Val Riggins; two aunts,' Doris McNeill-Wesley and Willie Belle Handon; 6 brother-in-Iaws, Wilbert (Paulette) Glover, Don Glover, Carl (Sharon) Glover, Larry (Cheryl) Glover, Tyrone Johnson and Paul Darden and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and his 
best friend, Frank O'Riley. 


Funeral service will be 11am Friday, July 23, 2021 at Way of the Cross Holy Temple Ministries 30 Princess Diana Dr., Ewing Township, NJ 08638. Calling hours will be 9am until the time of service. Interment will be at Ewing Cemetery, Ewing, NJ. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home.

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