Cornell A. Woods Jr (Junior) was born on November 26, 1987, in Salt Lake City Utah to Cornell Senior and Kathy Woods.

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Cornell Woods Jr aka Junior was passionate about everything he did. He played baseball for Cyprus and football for Hunter, and he made the all-star team every year for both sports.  After high school he had his daughter Leyah and if he wasn’t loving on her he was working hard at traffic control. He loved his fashion (any and all things Jordan) and music, mostly Kevin Gates but if he was comfortable around you, he might have sang a few country songs while he cruised around the city.

I know most people say their loved ones were as big as life and had a laugh that could catch a crowds attention but junior really did capture crowds. He was always a leader amongst his peers. Not to mention he has a smirk type smile that made any woman weak in the knees. That’s how he captured his fiancé attention, that smirk and those bright eyes. That’s all it took, and her heart was his.

If you were lucky enough to be loved by him. You knew you were in his heart for life. Junior was a lover and a fighter. He fought for what and who he loved and everything he wanted in life. He survived many adversities and every year he was a better man for it. He was never too shy to tell you what he knew or thought (or thought he knew lol) He was as stubborn as he was handsome and if you didn’t give him his way, he knew he could always just go to mom to get it.

There was no such thing as a mama boy if he wasn’t it. Which is why we know he is at peace now. He is preceded in death by his devoted and sweet mother Kathy Woods and his sister Lessie Woods his partner in crime since the beginning of time. Auntie Peggy Ann Woods, Uncle Bob Morgan, and Jim Patton, cousin Duane Jolley.

He survived by his beautiful daughter Leyah Woods. His loving Fiancé Sabrina Stenholm and her son Jax. His strong and hardworking father Cornell A Woods Sr. His supportive and beautiful sisters Yolanda Brown, Gloria (Davion) Pope, Courtney Woods. His nephews and nieces Bear, Marcos, Felicia, Fagan, Avianna, Alissa, Kelise, Kyree, Khloe, Lilian, Stella, Davina and Beatrice. Great nieces Amirah and Amani and great nephew Alijah.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday 12/28/21 at 3:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT 84123. A viewing will be held two hours prior on the same day at the same location.



Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Funeral Service

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Dec 22, 2021

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I met my junutcake right after I turned 17. And the very second we locked eyes it was all over lol we weren't really together but if we went somewhere together everyone thought we were so we'd go with we had a bond like I have never had with anyone else. No matter what happened we ways ended up finding our way back to one another. As we got older and into our own relationships our friendship was always strong. He really was my best friend. My heart hurts so bad knowing I can't just call him or see him when I need a friend. Like right now I could really use his shoulder to cry on. I love you so much and you will ALWAYS HOLD A VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART and a little piece of my soul has passed away with you. And I want to especially thank Cornell sr.for the special time you let me get with junior to say good bye to junior. It was very special and words can't even begin to express how much it meant to me. I love you guys thank you for always making me feel like part of your family. I am always here for you please know that. Love always Lex

Alexis Davis , Kearns, UT, US Dec 28, 2021


  • 2010
  • 2017

    He loved his nap time lol

  • 2020
  • 2020

    When he finally came home after 2 years and a lot of prepaid phone calls<3