Phyllis Marie Woodfall, age 88, of Loganville, GA passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was an art teacher at the Oley Valley school district. She is preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Angeliuque Ackley Storch. She is survived by her daughter Karla Jones and husband, Christopher; grandchildren, Tiffany DeVeas, Tony Luquin and Micah Jones; great grandchildren, Malia-lynne Deveas, Kayla Chavez, Caleb Chaves, and Charlie Chavez, and hundreds of students that she loved. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. Rest in peace my sweet, awesome, kind, funny, official replacement Mama! You showed me what true greatness is! I could not even draw a stick horse in your art class, but you never gave up on me and never judged me! Heaven is a much greater place since you have entered it! Everything there is better with you in it! Thank you so much for all the memories that we shared! Most especially the day we spent at Talladega AL where I saw an excited young lady with happiness I have never seen! THANK YOU for raising the most wonderful daughter in the universe who with you, I got to spend some very nice occasions with! You did a superior job in everything you ever did! I will never ever forget you! God Speed! Never lift! And God bless you and your awesome family! I LOVE YOU!

  2. My beautiful, extraordinary Mommy! You were and will always be my heart and soul. You taught me to always make my own music and never to be a cookie cutter person. You were wild and fun loving and just the kindest most caring person ever! I know you are painting the skies and causing a commotion!! You were one of a kind my sweet lady. And you touched and changed many lives. Sing! Dance! Love! And please….save me a seat. I love you Mama!!! I miss you like crazy!

  3. First time I met her it was like I wasn’t meeting a visit was short but sweet and I’m so glad I got to meet and spend some time with her..Ms.Phylllis you’ve earned your wings beautiful lady..R.I.P…😇

  4. I will always remember Aunt Phyl with a twinkle in my eye, a smile on my face, and joy in my heart. She was the best aunt ever, and I wish you and your family peace and healing at this difficult time, Karla.

  5. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Woodfall as a student. I loved my pottery and ceramics class with her! We shared some giggles as Karla and I were practicing some unconventional cheers in the hall near her classroom. It was then neat to share giggles as adults on my visit to Atlanta. What a great lady! My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family Karla.

  6. So many fond memories with truly a “one of a kind person.” Personality Plus! She was always right up front with her opinions and told it like it was. I will never forget all the wonderful times I shared with her and Karla…the oh so very many fun BBQ’s. And shopping outings! So many great times we shared…one thing for sure…..Never bring Mom a box of chocolate or sweets that you planned on sharing with others… because she would snatch it out of your hand, and give you that funny smile! Full of life, laughter and much love, and of course….her awesome creativity. Truly a caring and considerate individual..but I must say……there’s nothing like wearing a basket with a pineapple crown and plastic fruits on your head for Halloween- of course when Mom tells you that’s your costume…you do it! And a beautiful yellow flowered ruffled attachment for my skirt, ah yes I was a vision of beauty! What an evening that was! All kidding aside- I did not see Mom in quite some time, but she had a wonderful long life and was so lucky to have the best family! Karla, you know my thoughts are with you, and Mom will always be close to my heart, just as my own Mom is….Rest in peace dear Phyllis….you were truly loved….Always and forever

  7. Hard to say goodbye to someone that seemed able to live forever. Aunt Phyl was always the adult in my life that was more like ‘one of the gang’. She lived as she pleased, carefree, relaxed, and never seeming to take things too seriously. And despite all odds, she outlived everyone in that generation of our family. Many times she told me that I should have been her son, as we were like minded in so many ways. A talented artist, loving mother and grandmother, and free spirit. We will never forget you, dear Aunt Phyllis.

  8. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Phyllis and I shared alot of correspondence together from her “Paradise'” Hawaii. I always looked forward to her letters and information about her family. She left quite a legacy, with her family and all the students lives she touched while a teacher at Oley Valley S. D. Love and Prayers to her family.

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