Viola Willornease Wooten

May 31, 2022

Mrs. Viola Willornease Wooten (Mawmaw), lifelong resident of Atmore, Alabama was born July 27, 1932 and passed away peacefully in her home on May 27, 2022.

Mrs. Wooten is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Fannie Boggan Smith. She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Obin Smith and Bobby Lee (Sonny) Smith and one great-grandson, Drake Boutwell.

Mrs. Wooten is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Mr. Clark Wooten, her brother Gladden (Ruthie) Smith of Atmore, AL, her children, Danny (Mary Jean) Sanspree of Birmingham, AL, Gail (Randall) Miller of Little Rock, AL, Judy Wooten Pouncey of Stapleton, AL, Debbie (Tony) Patterson of Canoe, AL, Bobby (Cheryl) Wooten of Little Rock, AL, Don (Lila) Wooten of Birmingham, AL, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Jean (Joe) Pennington of Spanish Fort, AL and Adeline Rhinehart of Canoe, AL.

In her young adulthood, she graduated from Flomaton High School and after, worked at Vanity Fair in Atmore, Alabama. In her later years, she worked driving a school bus for Escambia County. She was a member of Robinsonville Baptist Church. In her lifetime, she enjoyed spending time with her family the most. She was a adamant follower of Jesus Christ, and did her best to instill that in every person she came into contact with.

She was the epitome of a Proverbs 31 woman. Her family believes that she was more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her. She draws on her strength. Her hands reach out to the poor and she extends her hands to the needy. Her mouth speaks wisdom and loving instruction. She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also praises her. A
woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to a foundation of your choice, Southern Care Hospice, or place Gideon International Bibles in her honor.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Brigitte Covington with SouthernCare Hospice for her loving kindness and dedication while taking care of Mama.

Arrangements are as follows: Funeral services will be at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Visitation for family will be at 1:30 pm. Visitation for friends and others will be at 2:00 pm. Services will begin at 3:00 pm with Bro. Phil Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Robinsonville Baptist Church.

Pallbearers include: Jacob Williams, Tony Patterson, David Womack, Garry Baggett, Jimmy Smith and Michael Smith.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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