Samad Abdullah Muhammad

Published 5:52 pm Thursday, November 9, 2023

Aug. 27, 1944 – Nov. 6, 2023

NATCHEZ – Funeral services for Samad Abdullah Muhammad, 79, of Port Gibson, who passed away on Nov. 6, 2023, at G. V. Sonny Montgomery Veteran Hospital in Jackson, MS; will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, at Natchez National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. with Bishop Stanley Searcy officiating under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home; Interment will follow at the cemetery.

Visitation services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel Natchez, and on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the chapel.

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Samad, affectionately known as “Woody”, was born on Aug. 27, 1944, in Toledo, OH, to Rev. Clark L Wofford and Johnella King Wofford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Clark L. Wofford and Johnella King Wofford; three sisters, Beatrice, Lois, and Hester, and three brothers, Clark Jr., Earl, and Ronald Wofford.

Samad leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife, Glendora Alexander-Muhammad; two sons, Samuel “Gino” and wife, Jackie of Mason, OH and Nasr JaJa Muhammad of MD; two grandsons, Marquis Wofford and wife, Danielle of Hawaii, and Michael Wofford and wife, Chelsea of MO; four great-grandchildren, Isaac, Maya, Jaxson and Wyatt; one brother, Calvin Wofford and wife, Jernice of Indianapolis, IN; four sisters-in-law, Francine Reed of Port Gibson, MS, Delphine Turner and husband, Willie of Hampton, GA, Carolyn Rowan of Pattison, MS and Stacy White and husband, Willie of Port Gibson, MS; three brothers-in-law, Bobby, Donald and Frederick; one aunt, Shirlene Joyner of Little Rock, AR; four godchildren, Aronta Patten, Melanie Linsley, Ammah Walker and Micaela Patten; three non-biological children, Aaron Patten Jr. and wife, Linda, Sharon Bradford and husband, Robert and Travis Patten and wife, Brittany; three very special friends, Bishop Dr. Stanley Searcy Sr. and  wife, Brenda, Charlie Latham and wife, Angela all of Natchez, MS and Dr. Richard Shaw of Buffalo, NY; and a multitude of other relatives and friends.

Online condolences can be made at for the family, as well as memorial tributes.