Barbara LaDean Hawkins-Woodruff
February 25th, 1941 - December 3rd, 2023
Barbara passed away peacefully Sunday, December 3rd, 2023.
Graveside services will be 2pm Sunday, December 10th, 2023 at Moore Cemetery in Chalk Bluff, TX.
Barbara was the only daughter of six children born to J.B and Vanita Hawkins, in Waco, TX. A graduate of LaVega High School and continued her education at MCC where she became a Licensed Vocational Nurse and went to work for many years at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. She was a proud descendant of a Republic of Texas Family and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her joy in life was baking, entering baked goods in the county fair many times; with an adventurous soul she was one of the first people to take a ride on the Concord. All of the family are thankful for the loving care she gave her husband in the last year of his life in their home, never leaving his side.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; J.B. and Vanita Hawkins, loving husband of 48 years Jud E. Woodruff Sr., Son Jud E. Woodruff Jr., Daughter Audrey Abel; Brothers J.B Hawkins, Dr. Brian Hawkins, Benny Hawkins and Boyd Hawkins.
She is survived by daughters Patricia Rutherford and husband Tommy and Gloria Woodruff; Grandchildren Carrie, Amanda, Tommy Jr., Angie, Matthew and Jud III; six great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, brother, Robert Hawkins, and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
A special thanks from the family to the staff at St. Catherine's Providence Village and to the Providence Community Hospice Care Team.