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, www.ctkdaphne.org, 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 www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is handling service arrangements for the family.