Akyra M. Wood

Sunrise: July 24, 2000

Sunset: April 23, 2020

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.

Viewing Monday, May 4, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Graveside Service Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:00pm Albert G. Horton Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Tinika Lundy (formerly Edwards) says

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is broken. I actually stumbled upon this obituary by accident, but immediately remembered Akyra. I was her school counselor at Little Creek Elementary School. She was such a sweet, loving, beautiful, bright-eyed child. I loved talking to her, and whenever I saw her, I just had to give her a hug. She was such a ray of Sunshine, and brought so much joy to those around her. I still see her as that pretty little girl skipping through the halls of Little Creek, with the most beautiful hairstyles (her mom kept her hair so beautiful at all times). Rest well, sweet angel. May God cover the family with strength, comfort, and peace during this time. Gary, I remember you too. You and Akyra had the biggest, brightest smiles. God bless.

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    Debra A. Ray says

    I am so sorry for your loss. It saddens me to hear the news. I was Akyra’s music teacher at LCE. I remember her well. I remember her big bright eyes, her smile and sweet kind spirit. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. May God comfort you and bring you peace and strength at this time.

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    Kathy Cooper says

    Another Angel to watch over us! My prayers are with the family, I’m happy for Akyra’s friendship with Kayla they had some wonderful times together. God bless. Kayla grandmother.

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    Local Legendz Divas Social Club, Mother Chapter says

    Our deepest condolences to to your and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

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    Gwendolyn Brown says

    Sorry to hear about the death of this beautiful young girl.
    I worked in the past with her mother Tamika.
    May God give you all comfort and strength during this most difficult time. My prayers are with you

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