Marianne Cosner Wood

Published 9:46 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Marianne Cosner Wood, of Newport News, and formerly Saluda, passed away peacefully on Feb. 18, 2019, at the age of 85. Marianne was born in Kent’s Store, Va., Sept. 19, 1933, to the late Adam and Anna Cosner, as the youngest of 12 children, and is survived by her sister, Mrs. Merle Garner, of Palmyra. Marianne is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Clarence (Sam) Wood. She leaves behind two sons, Dale E. Wood and his wife, Terri Wood (Grigg), of Newport News, and Brett A. Wood and his wife, Jeanie Wood (Hernandez), of Gloucester; four grandchildren: Sunny, Michael, Sam and Tyler Wood; and two great-grandchildren.
Marianne graduated from Fluvanna High School in 1951, received certification from American Institute of Banking 1972 and graduated from Louisiana State University School of Banking in 1983. She retired from Sovran Bank, now Bank of America, as vice president of commercial loans in 1988, after 27 years of service.
Arrangements are being made at Sheridan Funeral Home, of Palmyra, and services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 4768 Shannon Hill Road, Columbia, VA 23038.

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