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No doubt, we can all relate to the loss of someone, so it is with sadness that I share the loss of Norvell Granville Woods. When losing a parent, husband, relative, sibling or friend, you may wonder how to deal with a loss. So today, I am dedicating my post to Norvell and anyone who has had suffered the loss of someone in their life.

Norvell Granville Woods

Norvell Granville Woods Alzheimer's Love Story

Regrettably, Norvell left behind a loving family of his Wife, Dianne and five children, Deborah, Delsia, Hiloreen, Mary and William. Since we all know Mary Woods for her big heart and hard work with We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports; we wanted to express our deepest sympathy to the Woods family.

Norvell Granville Woods Love Story

When Norvell arrived in the United States in 1968; he began his career working at the New York Hospital as a Patient Care Technician. When he met Dianne, she knew he was the one for her. Indeed, from the minute they met, they started their lives together.

After building a beautiful life together; he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 15 years ago. Because Alzheimer’s effects everyone differently, Norvell was able to never lose sight of the love, laughter and enjoyment from his life and his family.

Alzheimer’s Disease

In fact, Alzheimer’s disease usually starts with someone having difficulty functioning daily. For instance, if you forget to get dressed, leave home without turning off the stove or forget important things; chances are these are early warning signs you shouldn’t ignore.

When you see someone you love diagnosed with this disease; the best way to cope with this is the following:

  • Let your family and friends know the person who has the disease can usually understand everything you’re saying.
  • Another tip is to have anyone visiting a person with Alzheimer’s explain their relationship with them. For example, “I’m Lynne and we used to work together”.
  • Also, it is important to never correct anyone with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Moreover, try to get the person who has Alzheimer’s to as many events and activities as possible.

Of course, like any disease, this one is very sad. In essence, it is hard to see someone we love lose their memory.


In lieu of flowers, the Wood’s family is asking for donations to be made in support of his children. In summary, in honor of Norvell Granville Woods, we hope you will donate to We Will Thru Sports and her Sister, Deborah is starting the Granville Charter School.

Indeed, a life well lived with love is important to always remember.

As always, I welcome your comments.