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JANELLA JEAN (BLACK) WOOTEN


Janella Jean (Black) Wooten, born December 8, 1938, passed away in peacefully at her Lookout Mountain home on March 23, 2020 at the age of 81. She was surrounded by family and friends that she cherished dearly. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Rev. Claude Wooten, parents Claudy and Ila Mae Black, son-in-law Ken McAllister, siblings Gwendola Bailey, Johnnie Black, Annie Gayle Black & baby brother Carter Black. She is survived by her children Sheila (Robert) Dougan, Rená (Michael) McAllister-Parker, Nathan (Monda) Wooten, and Bradley (Linda) Wooten; grandchildren Eric (Amber) McAllister, Elizabeth (Mike) London, Matisha (Christian) Barajas, Jessica (Andrew) Flaugher, Hannah (Logan) Coffey, Dexter Wooten, River Wooten, David (Bracie) Parker and Valerie Parker. Great-grandchildren are Joshua McAllister, Lincoln & Harrison Barajas, Greyson, Jack, Clara & Evie London, Alexus, Hannah & Avery Flaugher, and Hadlee Coffey. She is also survived by siblings Patty Sharp (Section, AL), Linda Roberts (Athens, TN) and Mitchell Black (Dutton, AL). “Maw Maw” Wooten was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her church and gospel singing, and in earlier days, sewing and stitching for everyone who needed it. Her life revolved around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Scenicland Holiness Church on Lookout Mountain on Thursday (3/26) from 2-9 PM EDT and Friday (3/27) 10-2. The funeral will be held at 2 PM with Pastor Aaron Wooten and Bro. Kenneth Wayne Guffey officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer at the church for those who wish to be present for viewing. The family will also provide a link for live feed of the service for those who cannot attend. Pursuant to Georgia State law, the family may have to limit attendance to the funeral. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton, GA.