January 11, 1935 – October 8, 2021
Lucy Vena Woodruff was born January 11, 1935 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She ran into the arms of Jesus on October 8, 2021, after a courageous battle with pneumonia and COVID. She was surrounded by her family. Lucy moved to Tolleson in 1943. She graduated from Tolleson Union High School. Class of 1953. After High School, she opened the Tolleson Diner at Collins Drug Store. She sold the restaurant in 1978. She was very active in the community of Tolleson with the Lions and the Tolleson Food Bank, where she was the Director for 15 years. She was a member of Tolleson Assembly of God and The Bridge Church, in Tolleson. She loved to travel with her late husband, Henry Woodruff, traveling all over the United States as well as Asia and most of Europe (including Italy, Germany, and Switzerland). They would spend 3 months of the summer in Colorado. Lucy loved her family and friends, always lending a hand in any way she could. She loved to exercise, play Bridge, and she loved to shop. She just loved life. She is preceded in death by her parents, J.L. and Hester Johnson; her husband, Henry Woodruff; her son, Dennis Potter; her brothers Jerry, Ricky, and Bobby; and her sister, Dorma Trimble. She is survived by her brother H.L. Johnson; her sons, Danny Potter and Michael (Tiger) Potter; stepson, John Woodruff; daughters-in-law, Shelly Davis, Sunny Potter, and Nancy Woodruff; her grandchildren, Jay Woodruff, Holly Beck, Shawn Potter, Shannon Potter, Amy Lady, Cassie Tyson, and Mackenzie Potter; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and she will be missed by many friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 PM Saturday, October 23, 2021 at The Bridge Church in Tolleson. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in her honor to the Tolleson Food Bank.
Saturday, October 23, 2021