On Thursday, April 23, 2020, God called upon his angel Akyra M. Wood. Akyra was born on a miracle baby on July 24, 2000 in Portsmouth, VA to Gary Wood, Sr. and Tamika Wood. Akyra graduated from Norview High School receiving on Honors Diploma. She then further her education at Tidewater Community College. While going to school, Akyra also worked at McDonald’s earning a position as a manager. Akyra was known to her father and mother as “Babygirl”. Akyra had a generous heart and a very big smile that can light a room, She was a very smart and caring person. Akyra loved shopping, bowling, getting her nails done and most of all spending time with family and friends. Akyra was a member
of the True Word Ministry. She was a true worshipper of God.
Akyra is preceded in death by her mother, Tamika Wood; her grandmother, Valorie Wiggins; two great grandmothers, Edna Smtih and Rebecca Wood. Akyra leaves behind to cherish her memories, her father, Gary Wood, Sr.; two brothers, Gary Wood, Jr. and Rashaud Wood; nephew, Gary Wood; niece, Sereah Fox; grandmother, Alveta Wood; grandfather, Gary McClenny and Jerry Wiggins; Godparents, Mr. & Mrs. Dwight McDowell; fiancé who she loved dearly, Marquez Jones and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Akyra was loved dearly by everyone and she will greatly be missed but we are comforted knowing that she is now in the
arms of the Lord and that we will see her again.