MaDonna Woodward

Monday, December 3, 2018

MADONNA S. WOODWARD, of Berryville, Arkansas, was born August 16, 1984 in Lancaster, California to Robert and Ruby (Grantham) Blankenship. She departed this life on Monday, November 19, 2018 in Harrison, Arkansas at the age of 34.

MaDonna loved spending time with her children, participating in their events, and baking for her friends and family. To know MaDonna was to love her. She was a rare beauty with a free, fun loving spirit, and a smile as bright as the sun. MaDonna had a flare for finding beauty in the simplest of things, and she was a very talented photographer. While her life may have been short her love, joy, and spirit will live on in her children, her family and her friends.

On September 5, 2009, she was united in marriage with Aaron P. Woodward who survives her of the home. She is also survived by her two children, Abby Blankenship and Declan Woodward; parents, Robert and Ruby Blankenship of Green Forest; one brother, Bobby Blankenship and wife, Valerie of Harrison; one sister, Elizabeth Morrison and husband, Jimmy of Pindall; maternal grandmother, Jennie Ward of Green Forest; one niece, five nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Grace Etta Prather, her maternal grandfather Arthur Grantham Sr., and her great-grandparents, William Leonard and Ruby Jewell Parker.

MaDonna’s family will be receiving friends Monday, November 26, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the 1908 Gathering Place located at 108 S. Springfield Street in Berryville. For memorial donations, an account has been set up at under the name Ruby Blankenship Family. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at