Calla Adelaide Woods


Calla Adelaide Woods, 9, of New Albany, Indiana, was welcomed home to Heaven on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

She was born on October 1, 2009 in Urbana, Illinois to Benjamin and Crystal (Joseph) Woods. Along with her parents, she is survived by her loving brother and sister, Ezra and Lilah Woods; grandparents, Jim and Kathy Woods, Lalu and LuAnn Joseph; aunts and uncles, Tim and Sarah Payne, Jonathan and Ronnie Woods, Matthew and Cherie Joseph.

Calla is a vibrant, beautiful, kind and joyful spirit; she loves her family, her church, her friends and most importantly, she loves Jesus fiercely. Throughout her short life, Calla's love for others was expressed in so many ways. She was a natural includer, a leader at her school and her church, a friend to everyone who crossed her path. Her friendly, buoyant personality and her unwavering dedication to God pointed so many to the King she served with her life. Though aggressive brain tumors ended her time on earth, Calla was healed in heaven, rescued by her King and set free to enjoy her reward and inheritance as a loved child of God.

Visitation will be from 12 to 8 pm on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Northside Christian Church (4407 Charlestown Road, New Albany). Calla's Homecoming Celebration Service will be at 2 pm on Friday at the church. The Woods family will lay Calla's body to rest privately at Abundant Life Memorial Gardens.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Calla's memory can be made to Forget Me Not Ministries (, a ministry that serves, leads and loves at-risk children in Tinca, Romania. Calla's dream was to go and serve with FMN, and the important work done there has always been near and dear to her heart.

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Published on July 14, 2019
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3 posts

Suzanne Cummins
Jul 19, 2019
Thank you Jesus for our precious Calla...her sweet spirit has touched so many of us!
Diana Overton
Jul 17, 2019
May God Bless your family. Calla is a beautiful little girl that touched so many people in such a short time!
Karla Begue
Jul 16, 2019
May God be with you and your family during this time.