In Loving Memory

Eugenie “Billie” Woodruff

July 28, 1936 - February 27, 2021


Eugenia “Billie” Lorge Woodruff passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on February 27, 2021, due to complications from a stroke.  Billie, a life-long resident of Mobile and the Eastern Shore, was born July 28, 1936 on the Lorge dairy farm on Cedar Point Road where the south side of Brookley is now located.  She married her childhood sweetheart, David Woodruff, with whom she spent 63 wonderful years. 

Billie graduated from Bishop Toolen Catholic High School in 1955 where she served as an Azalea Trail Maid. She began working for the Mobile Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture from which she retired in 1993 as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Director.  Billie was involved in a number of organizations, but two of her favorites were the Camellia Club of Mobile and Professional Secretaries International.  She truly enjoyed entertaining family in her home, sewing, painting, and caring for any stray animal that looked like it needed help.

Billie was preceded in death by her father, Achille Eugene Lorge, Sr., mother, Lucille Lilly Frazier Lorge Nobles, stepfather, Frederick Herman Nobles, and her four brothers, Claude Eugene Lorge, Achille Joseph Lorge, Robert Herman Nobles and Achille Eugene Lorge, Jr.

She is survived by her husband, David Gray Woodruff; daughter, Alice Woodruff Greenlay (Tim); son, David Achille Woodruff, Sr. (Gwen); brothers, Fred Linklin Lorge (Joan) and Arthur Fredrick Lorge (Mertie); grandchildren, Erin Andrews Jones, David A. Woodruff, Jr., Maggie Woodruff, Nika Greenlay, Darren Woodruff and Yuriy Greenlay; sister-in-law, Erselle Lorge; and many  nieces, nephews, friends and relatives here in the US, Canada, the Netherlands and France.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 711 College Avenue in Daphne, AL, with Father Matthew J. O’Connor as celebrant.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Scripture selections will be read during the service by Joel Frazier of Georgia and Katie Woodruff Barton of Florida. The church will provide live streaming of the service via their website,,  beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Pallbearers will be David A. Woodruff, Sr., Tim Greenlay, Yuriy Greenlay, Frank Doan, Phillip Johnson, and John Woodruff.  Interment will be at Belforest Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations may be made to Catholic Social Services.  

Billie will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her, especially her feral feline friends!

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Catholic Social Services, 23010 AL Highway 59, Robertsdale, AL 36567.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is handling service arrangements for the family.


  1. Dorothy Griffis

    Sorry for your family loss. (Sister-in-law of Fred Lorge

  2. Didier Lorge

    I notice by randow today that Mrs. Eugenia Lorge Woodruff passed away few days ago and wanted to express her family some condoleances from the European side of the ocean, where I am currently spending time on genealogics, sourcing the relatives of my father, grandfathers and great grandfathers. As I discover some relationship with Lorge family members in Alabama incl. the brother of my great grandpa only few days ago, nobody is knowing me in Alabama,
    I’m adding herewith for everybody’s better understanding, the degree of family relationship between Mrs. Woodruff and me:
    Didier Lorge is a son of a 2nd cousin of Eugenia B. Lorge

    My Name is Didier Lorge, I am french, will become 55y old in 2 weeks and I am a far unknown relative from Europe.
    I was very sorrow, whithin my research to find out such a piece of news.
    God bless my American relatives.
    As the days and weeks will pass, and as all will return to life’s routine, I pray for everybody to continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
    in this time of sorrow, may this love carry you through your grief.
    Didier Lorge

  3. Debbie Shell

    Prayers for continued strength and guidance to all of you , with sympathy and friendship , Roger and Debbie Shell

  4. Cindy & Mark Johnson

    Dearest Uncle David, Alice, Davy, Tim & many precious grandchildren,
    I am sincerely sorry for your terrible loss. You are blessed to have an exceptionally loving family. As you gathered together today the beautiful love was strongly felt and seen throughout every heart inside our church. Seeing your family this morning was both heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. You were so abundantly blessed to have one another.
    I remember Aunt Bill as my beautiful, elegant aunt who was always so soft-spoken, sweet, and kind to me and everyone else without exception. May God surround each of you with his boundless love, comfort, peace, strength, and courage to get through this difficult time. Love, comfort, and blessings, Cindy & Mark Johnson


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