ForeverMissed
Cody Alan Woodruff was born late on Friday night on March 23, 1979 to Joyce Woodruff, Tommy Hill and his brother Tommy and sister Jamie. 
Many years later he was blessed with another sister, Erica. 
From the moment he was born Cody was very quiet. He never cried much and was very content to play alone and was so laid back. That stayed the same for his whole life. He was so soft spoken that he was forever being told to speak up. 
Cody rarely met anyone he didn't like. If he had differences with someone they got it out of the way and it was over. They were friends. 
Cody had a wonderful heart. He was kind. Most people describe him with that word and we are so proud of that. Cody loved anything that had parts to it. He once took our brand new VCR when he was a kid to see how it worked. He couldn't understand why I was upset. Then he put it right back together. He stayed just like that. He took his love for that and helped many people. We're especially proud of how many elderly people he helped and never for a dime. And we cant get started on the cars and what he did with them. He could've been a millionaire with his talents but he chose to be kind and never charge anybody. He was definitely not materialistic. He had less than many and he really didn't even see it or didn't care. The only things I ever knew him to really want were the Alabama championship hats and shirts. He was a HUGE fan. 
Every one of his siblings will tell you that he was their best friend. And he was. He had a special relationship with each one of them. He was a good everything. Son, Daddy, Brother, Uncle and a great friend. He had most of his friends for his whole life.
He was funny and family was meant more to him than anything. He was adventurous and did a lot of things in his short time on earth. 
With all of the good about Cody, he was no saint like its sounding. He made mistakes like all of the rest of the world. He was just human. We love him so very much. We will forever miss those beautiful blue eyes and that sweet smile. He is still every day in our lives and always will be.
Posted by Jamie Smith on October 27, 2020
I just miss you so much
Posted by Joyce Woodruff on June 17, 2020
you were the greatest man i ever knew . i love you so much, forever and ever.
love ric ric .
Posted by Joyce Woodruff on May 25, 2020
Missing you sweet son of mine. Every single thing about you. We love you so much. We'll see other again. I'll miss you and love you til then. Love, Mama XOXO
Posted by Jamie Smith on May 25, 2020
Love and miss you!!
Posted by Ricky Woodruff on May 25, 2020
This is just to let you know I was thinking about you. Rest easy. I'll see you again one day.
                                                   Uncle Duke
Posted by Joyce Woodruff on April 22, 2020
Was just thinking about you. Stepdad fixed up a place for you in the yard. Its really cool. I think you'd love it. A red bird visited this morning during my exercises. I hope that was you giving the ok on the new place. You could never know how much I miss you. I love you forever. Mama XOXO
Posted by Joyce Woodruff on April 5, 2020
You are always on my mind. Night Night. I love you so much, Mama XOXO
Posted by Ricky Woodruff on March 23, 2020
Just wanted to holler and give you a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You have to know that we miss you like crazy! See you in heaven one day. I love you!

                                                   Uncle Duke
Posted by Joyce Woodruff on March 23, 2020
Dear Cody,                                                           It's your birthday!!! Happy Happy Birthday!!! I bet it's not a big deal considering the glory in which you live every day. It is still a hard day here. I try to remember that absent from the body is present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8. It has been so long and it's also like yesterday. I miss you son. I still always wait for you to walk through the door.I don't know when I will see you again but I know that I will. And I won't let you go. I love you always, Mama XOXO
Posted by Joyce Woodruff on March 16, 2020
I missed you a lot today. Josh and Ric had birthdays. Officially yesterday now since I am still sitting up all night most nights. Can you believe that Josh is 24? How crazy is that??? He's a good young man. Angela did a good job raising him. And Ric Ric... that is tough. You were really missed. I am getting a little nervous about next week. I do still cry but I now laugh at our crazy memories and spend more time just being so grateful that we had you while we did. You made them the best years. Stephen is in heaven now too. I hope after his grandparents finished hugging him that you were right there for him too. I love him so much too. You two boys are loved and missed every moment. Love Mama XOXO
Posted by Jamie Smith on March 11, 2020
Can't help but think about your birthday coming up soon. Sure do miss you alot. Weve started playing softball on sundays and Corey is so serious about it. I know he gets his competitive genes from you. Wish you could play! Love you lots!
Posted by Jamie Smith on December 29, 2019
Sure missed you this Christmas. I know you would be so happy how our family has stayed together for you. Love you always
Posted by Jamie Smith on December 20, 2019
I sure missed you tailgating. We've got such a big set up now. I know you would love it! We didn't make playoffs this year and I know you were up in heaven stroking out. We will be back next year tho. Anyways christmas is a few days away. I always love when you got my name. You would always get me lotto tickets and cheese pretzels. The pretzels are still hard to find at times but Corey took after you in so many ways and he gets me some when he sees them. Still dont have a lottery here so no tickets. Lol. Anyways I love and miss alot! Always!!
Love
Jamie
Posted by Joyce Woodruff on December 20, 2019
Christmas is close. I really miss you. All the time, not sometimes. I bet Christmas in heaven is better than we could ever imagine. I love you Cody, so much that sometimes I still wonder if I can survive. One day we will all be together again. What a day that will be. Love you always, Mama XOXO
Posted by Joyce Woodruff on May 31, 2019
I haven't been able to look directly at your pictures. I still break down every single time I look at your sweet face. This year on that awful date, I got SO ANGRY!!! Its a few days later and last night I kept watching that video that Corey took of you in the front yard. I don't know how many times I watched it. Just over and over and over. Sometimes I would just close my eyes and listen to your voice. My gosh, how wonderful it felt to hear you again. I miss you so much. Words just won't do so I won't even try. I love you sweet Cody.
Posted by Jamie Smith on May 25, 2019
Today you have been gone 4 years. I miss you everyday. I cant wait to see you again when I walk through the gates of Heaven! I love and miss you always!
Posted by Joyce Woodruff on March 23, 2019
Happy Birthday Son Son! Today you are 40. It never occurred to me that we wouldn't be together today. The sadness is overwhelming. But I am so grateful that we had you at all. No words can ever say enough how much you are missed every single day. I love you so much. Mama

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Posted by Jamie Smith on October 27, 2020
I just miss you so much
Posted by Joyce Woodruff on June 17, 2020
you were the greatest man i ever knew . i love you so much, forever and ever.
love ric ric .
Posted by Joyce Woodruff on May 25, 2020
Missing you sweet son of mine. Every single thing about you. We love you so much. We'll see other again. I'll miss you and love you til then. Love, Mama XOXO
Recent stories

We never gave up.

Shared by Joyce Woodruff on June 6, 2020
Two years ago, we got all of the justice that we will get for you on this earth. I couldn't help it but I had a smile come to my face when I remembered it. I have come on a long way but I am am only human. It felt good. We love you and miss you so much.                                                    Love you always,  Mama  XOXO

Simple things

Shared by Ricky Woodruff on April 24, 2019

You know, it's funny how the simple things remind you of certain things or certain people but I swear that there is a parking spot that reminds me of Cody every single time I pass it, which is probably 3 or 4 times a week at least. A parking spot beside a little building.It was the very first time we ever went tailgating for a Bama game and we parked at this particular spot and had to walk a country mile. We all took a picture together in the parking lot and I have a blow-up of that picture in my Bama room. Simple stuff. I sure do miss you Cody! We've got that tailgating thing figured out now. You would love it!. I love you! 

                                                                                                   Uncle Duke