Elaine Droddy

Elaine Droddy, 85, of Lake Charles, LA, died on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in a local hospital.

Mrs. Droddy was born September 21, 1934 in Singer, LA, where she was raised. She lived a number of years in Merryville before moving to Lake Charles in 1963. She worked as a pre-school teacher for First United Methodist Church and was a longtime member of Livingway Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed children and loved to babysit throughout her years.

She also enjoyed sharing her love of baking with her family and friends and will be remembered for her wonderful divinity candy, yeast rolls and pies. Most recently, she enjoyed taking the time to work on her word puzzles.

Mrs. Droddy is survived by her son, Ernest “Mitchell” Droddy and wife JoAnn of Lake Charles; sister, Betty Hudson and husband Earl of DeQuincy; special sister, Jeannie Droddy of Pensacola, FL; brothers, Clyde Clark and wife Carolyn of DeQuincy and Luther Smith of Singer, LA; grandchildren, Amy Nixon and husband Kenneth, Amanda Hufstedler and husband Jason, Kara Ortego and husband Scott, David Droddy and wife Tasha, Hope Droddy, and Stephanie Droddy and fiancĂ© Brandon; and her great-grandchildren, Emma Nixon, Kaitlyn Dotson, Sara Hufstedler, Bella Grace Ortego, Baby Boy Ortego (on-the-way), Taelyn Droddy, Rynen Droddy, Brayden Pesson, and Abriella Droddy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Droddy; son, Ricky Gene Droddy; father, Mitchell Clark; mother, Bessie Cook; and brothers, Charles Clark, Sr., Dean Clark, Paul Smith, and Frank Smith, Jr.

Her graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Good Hope Cemetery in Singer, LA, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Reverend Chuck Huddelston will officiate.

Please note that the gathering capacity will be limited to immediate family, as per state compliance and the service will be by invitation only.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.

(Paid memorial)