Bruce Edward Woods, Sr. 58, of Rockford, departed this earthly life Monday, February 27, 2012 in Kindred Hospital located in Sycamore, IL. He was born October 4, 1953 in Rockford, the son of Zelma Woods and Robert Hanserd. He married the former Patricia Chatman on March 2, 1983 in Rockford. Bruce attended Rockford public schools, later to receive his G.E.D. Bruce leaves to cherish many loving memories: his wife, Patricia; four daughters, Verna (Brandicus) Curry, Lamonia Jones, Patricia Reaves, Shaneka Woods; two sons, Robert (Tiffany) Young and Bruce Woods, Jr.; 15 grandchildren; three sisters, Amelia Woods, Taie (Hallie) Powell and Rachel Hanserd; four brothers, Christopher Smith, Louis Hanserd, Robert (Valerie) Hanserd, and Tim Hanserd, a host of other relatives and friends, including his stepmother Thomasine Hanserd. He was predeceased by his parents. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 601 Salter Avenue, with Pastor K. Edward Copeland officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State Street.