Elinor Greenwood Dodd passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6-8 pm Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 85 years on Friday, July 29, 2016, at 10 am at Lake Ridge Chapel. Her son-in-law, Pastor Larry Mitchell of First Baptist Church Wheeler, Texas officiating. A tribute of Elinor’s life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family. Elinor Greenwood Dodd was born in Wells, (Lynn County) Texas on June 2nd, 1931. Her father, Dewey Lee Greenwood, was an early South Plains leader in cotton production for Paymaster. Dewey and Mamie Jordan Greenwood, her mother, raised Elinor in a cotton farming community with her sister, Ava Nell Greenwood. She attended school in Smyer and Spade, Texas and graduated from Spade High School in 1949. She attended West Texas State College, majoring in History. Working towards her pilot’s license, she also enjoyed flying planes with her dad. She met William Thomas (Bill) Dodd in the summer of 1951 at the Hi-D-Ho in Lubbock, Texas. Bill told his granddaughter that Elinor always shined a little more than the other girls – Bill showed off for Elinor. They married on November 24th, 1951, in Clovis, New Mexico. Bill and Elinor raised four children together (Jeannette Lynn, Dessa Diane, Will Wesley and Mamie Jill). While doing so, Elinor attended the Isabell-Powell School of Beauty where she finished as Class President and a licensed beautician in 1962. Elinor was an extremely talented lady who loved painting & teaching oil canvas art classes in Belton, Texas from 1978-1983. She was a skilled seamstress, creating her own patterns and making clothes for all her kids and later quilts for the grandkids. She was known to patch up her grandkids’ clothes and she enjoyed cooking meals for her family. She could make a meal on a whim for 10 people while others looked at the pantry and would swear there was nothing to eat. She was quick to give a compassionate hug and loving words, and just as quick to give a stern admonishment – she very much believed in her convictions. Her greatest passion was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She not only loved spending time with them, but was instrumental in teaching them values and skills that they cherish today. She was a graceful, strong, and talented lady. She is deeply loved, and will be forever missed. Being raised in a Primitive Baptist Family, Elinor held a deep faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ from an early age. Her grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Greenwood was a Preacher during the late 1800’s in Montague County, Texas. The greatest proof of her faith was in supporting her husband, Bill as a Pastor’s wife for over 48 years. Elinor has been a member of Bible Baptist Church, Rising Star, Texas for about 21 years. Elinor is survived by her husband, Bill, a sister, Ava Nell Sewell of Lubbock, TX and four children: Daughter, Lynn Whitfield of Lubbock; Daughter, Dessa Mitchell and her husband, Larry, of Wheeler and their children: Wade and Emmy Mitchell, and children Carson and Kailee of Bushland, Texas, Wess and Elizabeth Mitchell and children Wesley and Charlotte of Arlington, VA, and Audra Mitchell of Austin, Texas; Son, Will Dodd (and wife Ann, dec’d) of Lubbock and their children: Kevin and Rikki Dodd and Cooper of Hobbs, NM; Katy Dodd of Austin, Texas and Stephanie Dodd of Dallas, Texas; Daughter, Jill Goodwin and children, Paige, (Ava Brooke dec’d) and Tessa of Brownwood, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter in law, Ann Payne Dodd and one granddaughter, Ava Brooke Goodwin.