Heather Michelle Woody, age 37, was born in Crossville on June 27, 1986. After a lengthy battle with osteosarcoma, Heather passed away peacefully sur­rounded by family on Fri­day, November 17, 2023. Friends and family would describe her as the strongest woman we’ve ever known. Heather was mighty but fierce and loved her children dearly.

Heather is survived by her husband: Paul Woody; sons: Gage Eldridge and Landon Woody; daughter: Abbie Woody; parents: Sherry and Eddie Eldridge; brother: Brian Eldridge; sister-in-law: Meri (Dustin) Kunkel; nieces: Nora Waldo and Molly El­dridge; nephew: Mason El­dridge; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Ila and Otis Henry and Ed and Geraldine Eldridge; uncle: Calvin Henry; cousin: Jere­my Powers; and aunt: Jamie Eldridge.

A celebration of life will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. The family is welcomed at 4 p.m. with friends from 5­ until 7 p.m.