Bonnie Smith Woodruff

Tuesday, September 17, 1935 - Sunday, November 18, 2018

Always In Our Hearts

Photo of Bonnie Smith Woodruff  - 1935-2018

Canton- A mother’s caring heart and a grandmother’s steadfast love were fashioned by the angels and sent from God above.  These words describe our beloved Bonnie Smith Woodruff, age 83, who peacefully entered into her heavenly home on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Mrs. Woodruff was born September 17, 1935 in Swain County, NC and was the daughter of the late John Franklin Smith and the late Margaret Shook Smith. Bonnie was born into a loving family with several brothers and sisters and when she met the love of her life and married Ted Lee Woodruff, they began a wonderful life together and shared 56 years of marriage. Later they were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Teresa who has brought them great joy and happiness throughout their lives and also grandchildren that were indeed loved just as if they were their children. Bonnie dedicated her life to her family, always standing at her husband’s side in support of the Town of Canton and the people of her community and also showing immeasurable pride in every activity and endeavor that involved her grandchildren. She and Ted enjoyed traveling and they treasured happy memories of taking their camper on many trips. Bonnie was a talented seamstress and she also held a true passion for shopping.  Bonnie loved her home, she always made visitors feel welcome and she was also a wonderful cook- her poppy seed casserole was a favorite of everyone!  Mrs. Woodruff’s faith was an important part of her life and she has been a member of Canton First Baptist Church for many years. During this special season, we give thanks for the blessings in our lives and Bonnie Smith Woodruff’s life has greatly touched and blessed each of us. A loving wife, a wonderful mother and grandmother and also a dear friend – we give thanks for her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Woodruff who passed away in 2012; an infant daughter, Tara Lee Woodruff and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her daughter,Teresa Woodruff of Canton; her grandchildren, Jake Hollifield and his wife, Andrea Hollifield of Candler, Zach Hollifield and his fiancee’, Emily Montgomery of Fairfax, VA and Chelsea Allman and her husband, Zebadiah Allman of Sylva; great-grandchildren, Zayleigh Allman ,Charlotte Allman and  little, Jaxton Hollifield “ a blessing on the way”; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 24, 2018 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 12:30 until 2:00 pm prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Pisgah View Memorial Park in Candler, NC.

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Condolences from family and friends


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We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we will be praying for you and your family. May you feel God's comfort and love. Poss & Candie
Mark and Candie Sellers
Dear Teresa and Family, I send my deepest sympathy to all of you. You will be in my prayers for comfort and peace at this time of loss. I regret that I will not be able to attend the service since I will be with family for Thanksgiving holiday.
Susan Duckett
I’m so sorry for you loss!!
Anne F Elliott
Teresa, you and your precious family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know what a hard time this has been for you. Love you sweet lady.
Shirley Juanita Dixon
Teresa and family...So sorry for your loss. May you have peace and know you are in our prayers.
Darlene McElrath
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all We hadn’t known Bonnie long but she was a very sweet lady and we will truly miss her.
Linda and Lucinda Justice
Dear Teresa and Family, Prayers and condolences on your loss.
Kermit B. Wells, PHS Class of 1974.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Bonnie was one of the sweetest lady I’ve ever known and I always enjoyed talking to her. She will be missed.
Kim Jackson
Teresa I am so sorry about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tammy Shipman
Teresa, The Class of 76 sends their deepest sympathy and love to you in the loss of your beautiful Mother. May God lend you strength and courage to face the sorrow in your loss. May you feel the comfort and loving arms of our Savior. Please know we are thinking of you and praying for you. Love your classmates of 76
Class of 76
Teresa, My heart goes out to you in the loss of your mother. The road has been long but the reward of her passing is heavenly peace.
Pam Ledford
We are so sorry for your loss of such a special lady. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days to come.
Alan and Cynthia Burnette
Teresa, We are sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing and wonderful woman. Sending comforting thoughts, prayers and love to you and your family. With our deepest sympathies. Cindy and Paul
Cindy and Paul Nicholson
Dear Teresa and family, Prayers and condolences on your loss.
Kermit B. Wells, PHS Class of 1974.
Teresa, Sorry to hear about Bonnie. Will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers as you go through this sad time. Hope you can try to keep focused on your blessings and especially on your wonderful memories. Very sincerely, Karen
Karen Hall
I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family, Teresa if you need anything at all please don't hesitate to call me.
Randy Mcdowell
Teresa, we are thinking of you with much love and sympathy during this difficult time.
David and Judy (Harkins) Russell
I have lost a dear, loved friend. Ted’s Bonnie and Bill’s Bonnie were first friends through church and then also through the many activities connected with town government. Ted was an alderman for almost the entire time Bill was town manager, and they, too, were close friends. Teresa and family, I share your loss. Bonnie Stamey
Bonnie Stamey
Dear Teresa and family, Bonnie was a wonderful person and was kind to me my whole life. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Gregg Stamey
Gregg Stamey
Dear Teresa and All the Family, We're so sorry for your loss and are keeping you close in thought and prayer. Love and Sincere Sympathy, Madge, Verlin, Karen and Chris
Teresa, Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I am so very sorry about your Mom. Much love, Connie Corbett Long
Connie Long
So sorry for your loss! You're in our thoughts and prayers
Larry, Lynn Caldwell
We learned the sad news today of your mother's passing, Teresa. We hope these words convey our heartfelt sympathy to your and your family. Wishing you God's peace.
Richard and Julie Spivey