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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Joshua Woods who was born in Illinois on November 16, 1999 and passed away on December 08, 2005 at the age of 6. We will remember him forever. 

Joshua was a free spirited little boy, who had just started kindergarten and loved to ride his scooter. He would make us laugh all the time. He loved Bob The Builder, Caillou, and Dragon Tales.

He loved his brother so very much. He loved everyone in his family very much. He would teach his younger brothers things all the time. He tood pride in the work he did in school, and what he accomplished at home.

Now he is in Heaven with Mema, Papa, and Great-Grandpa Skaggs, His Great Grandma and Grandpa Drummond, and his older Brother Christopher who passed away at birth on Sept. 8, 1998. 

Joshua was taken from us when a Southwest Plane overshot the runway and crashed onto 55th and Central at Midway Airport, crushing him in the car. That day will live on in my head for the rest of my life.

 Tell Me Why

Please God, tell me why
Loved ones have to die.
It's not fair, and it's not right,
Oh God, Why that night?

I didn't think life could end so fast,
He was so young, but his years didn't last.
Now it's too late to say goodbye,
Please God, Tell me why?

Even if his sould is free,
Now his dreams can never be
Children aren't suppose to die,
I need an answer, God, Please tell me why?

Maybe life isn't what it seems,
And not all boys get their dreams
I know we're all ment to die,
Still God, I have to ask you, "Why?"

Lisa Woods

God's Garden
God looked aroudn his garden
And he found an emply place
He then looked down upon this Earth
And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest
god's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.

He knew you were suffering
He knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never,
Get well on Earth again

He saw that the road was gettingrought
and the hills were hard to climb
He closed you weary eyelids 
And Whispered, "Peace By Thine".

It broke our hearts to lose you,
You you didn't go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Love Mommy and Daddy

Kenny Chesney's Autograph
to his Favorite Fan

No Farewell Words 
were spoken
No time to say Good-bye
You were gone 
before we knew it
and only God
knows why.

To see Joshua's birthday Memorial
go to:
and go to the obituaries.

Merry Christmas Joshua
2nd Christmas in Heaven

Why me?
"My Precious Child", God said to him.
Come with me, to my garden
and you will be free.
The child went with him and asked God,
"Why do you take me and leave
my family to cry and suffer?". 
God replys, "They will not suffer my child, your family will remember you, and they will do everything in rememberance of you as they do for me. Your spirit will live on within them as well as others. I need you my child up here."
The child replys, "Will my Mommy and Daddy ever forget me?" 
God replys, "No my child, they will not forget about you. You are precious to them. But remember, they love you and did everthing they could to save you."
The child says, "I know they did. I heard them calling me, and crying. I know they love me, but why do you love me more."
God said, "I don't love you more, I love you equally as your parents, but you where the one I needed up here to help prepare their resting place. You were the perfect flower I needed to make my garden complete."
The child said, "Thank you God for picking me and believing in me. And always let my Mommy and Daddy and brothers know I love and miss them very much."
God said, "You just did. They can hear you in their hearts everytime you speak to them."

   By: Lisa R. Woods


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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
December  / Christian Kidd (None)
December is a month that most kids look forward to. A month that some put on a smile just so the other small children wont see the hurt on their parents or family members faces. Days that are looked upon as a day that will never be forgotten may be t...  Continue >>
Sorry for your loss   / Adriana F.
I don't know any of you guys but I just want to say I'm so sorry for your loss. I recently read about your story and it breaks my heart. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss. Adriana
Your Golden Anniversary...8 years gone by.   / Lisa Woods (Mother)
I can not believe it has been eight years since you have left this Earth. It still feels like only yesterday. I wish I could hear your voice and just hold you in my arms, but right now, I know you are in Grandma's arms safe and sound. I still can not...  Continue >>
<3 7 years of missing you......   / Cindy Hojnacki(woods) (sister)
Been missing you for seven years, for some reason it still feels like yesterday, like today, like knowing you're going to heaven tonight but you havn't gone yet and thinking please don't go, one more kiss, one more hug! The hurt hasn't got easier, li...  Continue >>
mine and mom's protrait of you <3   / Cindy Hojnacki(woods) (sister)
<3 joshalyn loves you too  / Cindy Hojancki(woods) (sister)    Read >>
<3 / Cindy Hojancki(woods) (sister)    Read >>
<3 you joshie <3 miss you to heaven and back  / Cindy Hojnacki(woods) (sister)    Read >>
gave life in memory of your life <3  / Cindy Hojnacki(woods) (sister)    Read >>
7 years of missing you  / Cindy Hojancki(woods) (sister)    Read >>
we miss you always <3  / Cindy Hojnacki(Woods) (sister)    Read >>
Happy 13th Birthday in Heaven  / Mommy     Read >>
HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY  / Cindy Hojnacki-Woods (sister)    Read >>
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSHUA  / Mom, Dad,joey,jake,matt And Jessica     Read >>
Happy 12th Bday Joshie  / Cindy &. Andrew Joshalyn (Sister&Brothr-in-law-/niece)    Read >>
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His legacy
Joshua Anthony Woods  
Joshua Anthony Woods of Leroy, Indiana passed away Thursday December 8, 2005. He was in Kindergarten at Winfield Elementry School in Crown Point, Indiana. He is survived by his parents, Leroy and Lisa Woods, Brothers, Joey Peters, Jacob Woods, and Matthew Woods of Leroy, Indiana.

Maternal Grandparents, Marshall and Debra Peters of Steger, Il, Paternal Grandparents, Leroy Woods Sr. of Chicago, and Marylou Hohman of Chicago. His Uncle, Steve Peters, and many cousins and loving family memebers. He was preceeded in death by his great grand parents, Harold Skaggs, and Clifford and Ludena Peters.

Joshua put a smile on everyones face who ever met him. He could like up a room as he walked in. He was a perfect child, and that's why God called him home. He needed him, and his job here on Earth was complete. For those that met him, you know him well, and those who didn't, missed out on a wonderful life experience.
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daddy and baby josh
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