KANNAPOLIS Rosalee Gulledge Woodward, 97, of Kannapolis, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Best of Care Nursing Home, after a period of declining health. Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m., today (Wednesday, Aug. 14), at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Greg Sloop officiating. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends at Whitley's Funeral Home from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the funeral service. Rosalee was born Oct. 2, 1921, in Chesterfield County, S.C., a daughter of the late William Edward and Lela Gibson Gulledge. She was one of five sisters. In addition to her parents, Rosalee was preceded in death by her sisters, Mattie Donahue, Josie Gulledge and Grace Woodward; and also by her husband of 70+ years, Silas Woodward. Rosalee was a longtime area resident and member of West A Church of God. She worked for Cannon Mills as a surveyor, retiring after 42 years. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Grady Silas Woodward (Patricia) of Mooresville; her granddaughter, Dr. Jennifer Woodward of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and her sister, Kathleen Hancock of Mt Croghan, S.C.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com and memorial donations may be made to Cabarrus County Hospice and Palliative Care, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

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