Wooten, Melba Jo (Trenton)

Monday, April 6, 2020
Melba Jo Wooten passed away Friday, April 3rd, 2020. She was 79 years old. Mrs. Wooten moved to the area as a young girl with her family. Here, she met the love of her life, Bethel Wooten. They married in October of 1961 and lived happily until his passing in 1993. She never remarried, choosing instead to dedicate her life to her family and to Tiftonia Holiness church, where she was a faithful member for almost 50 years. She will be remembered by all that knew her as a loving mother and grandmother that doted on her family. She was a kind soul that cared about the well-being of everyone around her.

Mrs. Wooten was preceded in death by her husband, Bethel Wooten; her parents, William Conway and Bertie Joiner; and her brother, Aubie Joiner.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherry (Troy) Lawson; her son, Aaron (Tina) Wooten; her grandchildren, Natasha (Tim) Parker, Hannah (Loren) Bridges, Jameson (Kristen) Wooten and Donavan (Mallory) Lawson; several great-grandchildren; her sisters, Pat (Bobby) Franks and Loretta (Darvin) York; and a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews,and great-nieces.

A private family service will be held on Friday, April 10, with interment following at Lake Hills Cemetery.

Aguilar, Artemio Mitchell (Cleveland)

Pritchard, Betty Sue (Cleveland)

Goins, Betty Louise (Cleveland)


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Betty Louise Goins, 81, lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away at her home on Monday, June 1, 2020. She was born to the late Luke and Nannie Brown on Nov. 12, 1938. Betty was a member Temple ... (click for more)



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Pritchard, Betty Sue (Cleveland)

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Nina Eadon Hale

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