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Patricia Willean Woods Bruckner, 85, of Savannah, Georgia, died Saturday afternoon, January 11, 2020, at the home of her daughter, Patti, in the arms of her daughter, Sally, after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Born June 14, 1934 at 1113 Abercorn Street, she was the daughter of the late Doy and Beatrice Kicklighter Woods. Willean was a 1953 graduate of Commercial High School and retired from AT&T after thirty years of service.

Willean enjoyed life to the fullest having never encountered a stranger. She enjoyed her family and friends and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of The Magnolias, a group of strong women who shared a friendship for forty years. Willean attended White Bluff United Methodist Church and was a member of the Eve Circle.

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Fredric William Bruckner; brothers, John, Frank, and Dennis Woods.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Patti Butler and her husband, Joey, and Sally Connelly and her husband, Kevin; grandchildren, Karli Bruckner and fiancée, Rafael Nunez, Michael Connelly and Matthew Connelly; great-grandchildren, Fredric Nunez and Albert Nunez; devoted cousin, Celia Zadach Cobb Evans, and nephews that she adored, James Swails, Dennis, Andrew, David and Doy Woods.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon, January 16, 2020, at White Bluff United Methodist Church – 11911 White Bluff Road.

The funeral service will be held at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon, January 16, 2020, at White Bluff United Methodist Church, conducted by the Reverend Josh Duckworth and the Reverend Kenneth R. Sharpe. Interment will be private.

The family would like to thank Compassionate Care Hospice and Vicki, Patricia and Amy for their care and service. Also, Willean’s caretakers, Mrs. Myrtle Cheatham and Mrs. Rose Watts for their devotion; these ladies are angels on earth.

Remembrances: White Bluff United Methodist Church – 11911 White Bluff Road, Savannah, Georgia 31419-1517 or Alee Shrine Temple – Post Office Box #14147, Savannah, Georgia 31416.

Online Condolences

  1. Janice Campbell says:

    Sally, Patti, and family,

    I and so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Yolanda Cobham Gilbert says:
    So sorry to hear about your mother. I’m praying for you and your family.

  3. Keelie Reed says:

    I remember Willean from TSPS, 80 Main St, Garden City. I was there from 80 to 83. Prayers for her and her family.

  4. Setona says:

    Beautiful portrait of your Mother
    So very sorry Girls

  5. Gale Carpenter says:

    It has been many years since we spoke but just know that my heart hurts for you and your family in this time of grief. I know my Mother, Dale Glover, and my Grandmother, Margie Hamm, would want me to extend their condolences to you, as well. God bless you all.

  6. Renée Teeple says:

    Patti so sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Vickie Godbee says:

    Sally and Patti,
    Deepest Sympathy! Praying for you and your family at this difficult time. Through HIS tender love and divine understanding, may God grant you the comfort HE alone can give. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Vickie & Harry Godbee

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