Esther B. Wood

Esther B. Wood

Suffolk, VA
11.11.1931 - 10.09.2018

Esther B. Wood, 86, went to be with the Lord on October 9, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Violet and Robert H. Butler. She was predeceased by her husband Glenn H. Wood.

She was an active member of Holland Baptist Church where she had served as treasurer and retired from SunTrust after over 40 years. Esther was a wonderful mother and enjoyed being Mammaw, she also was an outstanding cook and enjoyed catering meals.

Esther is survived by her daughter Melinda W. Eubanks and husband Billy of Suffolk; son David H. Duke and wife Becky of Disputanta; grandchildren Chris, Angie, Harley, and Jake; four great grandchildren; brothers Tom Butler, Ronnie Goodrich, and Herbert Goodrich; sisters Charlotte Carden and Margaret Doss and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 2 PM in Holland Baptist Church by Rev. Matthew Johnson. The viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held in Holland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Children Missions, 6519 Holland Road, Suffolk VA 23437. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 Washington St. Suffolk VA 23434 is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at

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Holland Baptist Church
6519 Holland Rd
Suffolk, VA 23437
United States


Holland Cemetery
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My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more. 


Melinda and family, Keith and I are so sorry of the loss of your mother. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

Joanie & Keith Hobbs.

Joanie Hobbs

Melinda, Billy, Harley and Family, so sorry for your loss! God's promise is always a comfort, "absent from the body, present with the Lord". May the Holy Spirit give you the comfort you need at this difficult time. Love, Ruth Ann

Ruth Ann Casey

David, Melinda, Chris and Family...our sincere condolences are sent to you at this difficult time. Find comfort knowing Mrs. Wood no longer is struggling to breathe or walk. She is with our Lord and Savior walking without pain or shortness of breath, and reunited with love ones and friends. Each of you will face many “first” in the up coming days and months. As difficult as each “first” will be, trust in God, HE will see you through. Thoughts, prayers and love for each of you.

Pat and Phillip Bailey

Our thoughts are with you as you mourn the loss of your dear Mom. Esther was a wonderful friend and .neighbor when I lived in Holland. She was a dear person and I,ll never forget her many kindnesses. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Johnny and Joan Fowler Minter

Joan and Johnny Minter

Esther was my dear friend years ago and was in my wedding. I am so happy she came to visit me recently---we had a wonderful time together catching up. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and I am praying for your family during this difficult time.

Veronica (Ronnie) Z Ballentine

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Patricia H Warriner

The death of a loved one is the most devastating experience a family can face. At times, the pain of the loss will seem unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief. Questions will come up about why do we suffer and die? Please go to to get satisfying answers to these and other questions about life. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Williams Family

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