Risa C. Wood, 57, passed away on August 17th, 2016 in Wilmington, NC. She spent her final days surrounded by family and friends, in her short, but memorable life.
Risa was born in Alexandria, VA on September 20, 1958 to Kenneth Wood and Jean Powell Wood. She graduated from Yorktown High School in Arlington, VA where she lived until moving to Wilmington, NC in 2002. She was married to Jamal Rasheed on December 8th, 2004 while together for 26 loving years.
Risa is survived by her husband, Jamal Rasheed, her daughter, Crystal and spouse Barry Fleming, son, Michael Mascavage, three grandchildren, Boston, Madden, & Britain, sister, Lisa Clegg, and a niece and nephew.
Risa is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Wood and Jean Powell Wood.
Risa enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, bowling, following and talking about politics, advocacy and spending time on her back porch listening to birds. She had a big heart and always thought of others before herself.
A gathering to celebrate her life will be arranged in the upcoming months, in lieu of a memorial or visitation at this time, just as she wished.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.