Dorothy Lee Woodruff






















Dorothy Lee Woodruff, age 66, passed from this life on earth on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas surrounded by several members of her immediate family.


Dorothy was born on August 19, 1952 in San Augustine, Texas to Ira B. (Jr.) Drawhorn and Audrey Lee (Birdwell) Drawhorn. Dorothy was a loving and supportive wife, daughter, sister and aunt.


Dorothy attended San Augustine public schools and was a 1972 graduate. She went on to attend Massey Business College in Nacogdoches.


Dorothy married the love of her life, John Stephen Woodruff and lived in Houston, Texas from 1977 until her death. John and Dorothy were married 41 years on December 10, 2018.


She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and loved to be out in nature observing God’s creation. She attended the Living Church of God in Cypress, Texas and loved her church family.  Nobody had to ask Dorothy about her walk with God – it was evident in the way she lived her life.


An elder sister, Rosa Louise; a niece, Priscilla Sharpton, and her parents, “Jr” and Audrey Drawhorn, preceded her in death.


Dorothy is survived by her husband, John; sister Naomi, Sharpton, sister Glenda Walker, sister Gail Edgar and husband Raymond, sister Eva Weeks and husband James; sister Juanita Ward and Ronnie; several nieces and nephews; beloved aunts and uncles, and cousins.


Her church family held a memorial service on December 15, 2018 in Houston, Texas.  A private memorial for family and close friends will be held in the spring with burial of the cremains in the family cemetery.


Crematory services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, and Memorial Services will be held at a later date.


A special thank you for all the prayers and to Dr. Kanaan (oncologist) and his staff; Cathryn Brown, PA; Dr. Lilit Sargsyan, Dr. Jung, nurse Neal,  and other medical staff of Memorial Hermann and St. Lukes Hospitals as well as the team of Harbor Hospice  (namely Chioma) who provided excellent care for our sister,  friend, neighbor and wife.


Donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society @ or to a charity of your choosing in Dorothy’s honor. Dorothy loved nature so Sierra Club, Texas Conservation Alliance, Audubon Society are certainly worthy causes and she would be appreciative.  

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