Edna Denise “Eddy” Garcia Woodlief, of Raleigh, passed away on Jan. 16, 2014. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of the late John R. Garcia Jr. and Vi Driscoll. Eddy was a banker with BB&T for over 20 years and was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Eddy is survived by her husband of 42 years, Phillip C. Woodlief; son, John R. Buchanan Sr. and wife, Sara, of Clayton; brothers, David J. Garcia and wife, Lucille, and Daniel J. Garcia and wife, Rosie, all from San Antonio, Texas; sister, Emily Teasley of Citra, Fla.; mother-in-law, Ella Belle Woodlief of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Tara Buchanan and fiancé, Logan Klouda, Brooke Buchanan, Phillip Buchanan and Olivia Buchanan; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Special thanks to niece, Denise Paz and husband George, of San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her grandson, John R. Buchanan Jr.
A memorial gathering was held Jan. 18 at Bright Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.brightfunerals.com.