Barbara "Bobbie" Woods

October 4, 1931 ~ April 27, 2024

Barbara Ann (Bobbie) Comeaux Woods was born in Alexandria, L.A. on October 4th, 1931.  Her parents were Duel Paul Comeaux and Lucille Aloysius LaCour.  She graduated from Kaplan High School and attended Spencer Business College in Lafayette, L.A.  She went to work at First National Bank of Lafayette, where she met her future husband.

In 1952 she married Otray Woods.  He entered military service and in 1953 they moved to Virginia where he was stationed.  Upon discharge in 1955, they moved back to Louisiana to start their family.  They settled in Lake Charles where they spent the rest of their lives.

Bobbie’s love of art and beautiful things became evident first in her paintings.  For years, she spent her leisure time engrossed in this artwork for the love of it.  Many of her paintings hang in area homes of her friends and family.  Years later she developed another artistic skill, designing and making beautiful jewelry.

Yet she still had time for her family.

She is survived by her children David (Joan) Woods of Coldspring, Texas, Tim (Theresa) Woods of Lake Charles, and Rachelle Woods of Lake Charles. “GrandBob,” as she was called, also leaves behind 6 grandchildren: Jeremy, Douglas, Emily, Lindsey, Mitchel, and Gabriel, and 4 great-grandchildren:  Philip, Olivia, Grayson, and Connor.  She also leaves behind her brother and his wife, Carl Wayne (Debbie) Comeaux of Lake Charles.

Bobbie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 70 years, Otray, and 3 children: Judith Marie, John Christopher, and Melanie Marie.

The Woods Family spent many happy years at their camp at Toledo Bend, enjoying just being together.  Her lifelong love for her family, strong faith in God, and making everyone around her happy, is the testament to a life well lived.

Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 9:00AM until 10:45AM with a Rosary to be recited at 10:15AM at Johnson Funeral Home, 4321 Lake St. Lake Charles LA. 70605.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 3939 Lake St. Lake St. Lake Charles LA. 70605.  Burial will follow the Mass at Consolata Cemetery.

We would like to extend a special thank you to her caretakers, Charmaine, Priscilla, Merci, and the many others who saw to her needs in the last years of her life.

The family welcomes donations in lieu of flowers to Calcasieu Association of Retarded Citizens, CARC or Our Lady Queen of Heaven in memory of Bobbie Woods.


Visitation: Thursday, May 2, 2024
9:00 am - 10:45 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Rosary: Thursday, May 2, 2024
10:15 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, May 2, 2024
11:00 am

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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