Elizabeth Ann Wooddy Griffin, 79, of Opelika, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Harbor Chase Memory Care of Southlake, TX. She was surrounded by her family as she peacefully entered Heaven’s gates.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn (Buddy) Griffin of 58 years, and her parents, Douglas W. Wooddy Sr. and Mary Helen Wooddy, all of Opelika.
Elizabeth was born in Alexander City, AL in 1939. Her family later moved to Opelika. She attended Opelika High School and graduated with the class of 1957. She graduated from Troy University with a B.A. and her Masters, Magna Cum Laude.
Elizabeth had an unwavering faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a faithful member of Pepperell Baptist Church for 70 years and lovingly served her church in many capacities, including secretary. She taught Sunday school, was a member of WMU and sang in the Pepperell church choir for many years.
Elizabeth loved her family. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her kind and humble spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
She loved to cook for her family and enjoyed delivering home cooked meals to home-bound church families and friends. She was known for her famous pound cake.
She was employed by the Achievement Center of Opelika for 40 plus years. Elizabeth was a former member of the Lee County Pilot Club, serving as president and on various committees.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Moresi (Kenny) of Fort Worth, TX; Grandchildren: Camden Moresi, Fort Worth, TX and Michael Moresi State College, PA; sister, Shannon Wooddy; brothers: Douglas Wooddy (Pat) Burnsville, NC and Charles Wooddy (Jerri) Rock Hill, NC. She also had many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins that she treasured.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home, Opelika. A Celebration of her life was held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., at Pepperell Baptist Church with visitation prior at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Mike Newman officiated. Interment followed at Garden Hills Cemetery.
The family expresses it most sincere appreciation to the staff of Harbor Chase of Southlake, the hospice nurses in her final days and to all of her private caregivers in Opelika, Ann, Bea, Cookie, Lettie and Linda who took such wonderful care of Elizabeth. She was blessed to have such devoted care.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations are made to Pepperell Baptist Church of Opelika, or the American Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory directed.