Edward Jenner Wood V

May 13, 2023

Edward Jenner Wood V


Edward Jenner Wood IV and Emily Wright Morrison Wood are heartbroken to share the news of the death of their beloved Edward Jenner Wood V on Saturday morning, May 13, 2023, at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. “Jenner” was beside his mother and father and surrounded by family, friends, and the prayers of his community.

Jenner was born on January 29, 2019, his mother and father’s first-born son. At home, he was “Tuggy” and “Brother.” To his younger brother, Howell, his “Baby” whom he adored, he was a doting big brother. Jenner’s soul was deep and wide. To his friends and to his family he was uniquely sensitive, kind, genuine, and inquisitive. He was spiritual in his relationship with nature.

Happily engaged at Christ Church Preschool, Jenner was learning how to sort the sounds of various songbirds and to delight in the stars and how the planets move. He was especially fascinated by dinosaurs, Spiderman, construction sites, and sirens of all sorts. Red firetrucks were the best.

Jenner was happiest in his home and yard in Charlotte with his mom, dad, and especially his brother. He loved taking family trips to the beach and boat rides from his family’s home in McClellanville, South Carolina. He and Howell spent every waking moment together. Jenner took it upon himself to teach his brother everything he knew: the names of trucks, how to play baseball, where golf balls could be found in nearby yards. And so, Jenner was his brother’s idol.

Jenner will be missed so dearly. His mother and father ask that all who have been touched by his enormous spirit carry it on in their words, actions, and shared memories.

Jenner is survived by his forever-loving parents, Edward Jenner Wood IV and Emily Wright Morrison Wood, and his brother Howell Morrison Wood. Adoring grandparents who survive him are Edward Jenner Wood III (“D”) of Atlanta; Howell (“Dah”) and Erwin Morrison of Charleston; and Amy (“Mamie”) and Buck (“Granddaddy”) Montague of Charlotte. He is survived by aunts and uncles—Sally Dowd Wood (Niko Schutte) of Chapel Hill; Frances Miller Wood of Atlanta; Felicia Morrison Lindsey (Ben) of Myrtle Beach; Lilly Erwin Morrison of Charleston; Eli Montague (Mary); Addison Montague (Caitlin), all of Charlotte, and Parke Vickers (Alex) of Denver, CO. He will be missed by close cousins and buddies Lydia Lindsey; Jenner, Worth, “Cac,” and Elizabeth “Roddey” Schutte; as well as many North Carolina and South Carolina family members. Jenner’s two great-grandmothers also survive him: Yvonne G. Gibson of Columbia, South Carolina, and Frances Miller Wood of Atlanta. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Elizabeth “Libby” Dowd Wood (“Nana”) of Atlanta two weeks ago. His friend and nanny Sierra Smith will miss him every day. Scout, a soulmate Springer Spaniel, will miss slipping in Jenner’s bed at night but will always protect his room from monsters.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 18 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28207 or christchurchcharlotte.org; or the Catawba Lands Conservancy, 2400 Park Road Suite 1, Charlotte, NC 28203 or catawbalands.org.

The service for Jenner will be livestreamed at Funeral Live Broadcast | Christ Church Charlotte.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Beau and Mary Wilson

    Dear Howell and Jenner III,

    Mary and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Edward Jenner V and Libby Dowd Wood. Mary knew the Dowd family in Charlotte and Erwin Wllcox Morrison family in Colombia and Charleston. For me, you have been my ‘EHS Brother’s’ for 55 years since 1968! I am grieving for your families!
    Fortiter Fideliter Feliciter
    Beau Wilson

  • Alice Coder

    Oh my; we are saddened to learn of this sweet boy’s passing and pray for all who mourn him. May the minutes of his life count for hours, and the days count for years - and still there are not enough of them. Words fail, but know that you are not alone. May God’s presence be felt in many and manifold ways. Much love, Gary and Alice Coder

  • Rusty & Karen Fewrs

    We are so heartbroken and full of sadness for you all and know that you will miss your precious little Jenner forever. We will continue to pray for you all daily and will treasure the sweet memories of Jenner in our hearts. We love you guys. Rusty & Karen

  • Helen Beach (friend of Chad Hibit)

    Holding space for you and your family. There are no words to take away the immense pain you must be feeling. Please take some comfort in knowing Jenner touched so many lives, even beyond his direct interaction. Chad would come home everyday speaking so highly and proudly about his little helper and buddy, Jenner. Chad's face would light up when talking about him, and he just adores your whole family. As a mother, past-preschool teacher of 4-year olds at Plaza and PM neighbor, please reach out if you need anything at all. You have a whole community hear to support you how ever that looks. Sending love and light.

  • Nick Lamparter

    I'm so sorry for your lose Emily and Jenner

    Nick Lamparter

  • Sandy Macfarlane & Salim Ben Mami

    Dearest Jenner & Emily,

    Salim and I send you our love, from the deepest parts of our being, and our heartfelt condolences. We will be with you in spirit during the service as we share some moments of silence, from California, with you while sending our most loving thoughts possible from our hearts to yours.

    You will be in our thoughts and prayers, now and always.

    Sandy Macfarlane

  • BRUCE Burris

    He will be missed by the Burris family.