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Mr. Benjamin J. WootenCLEVELAND - Benjamin J. "B J" Wooten, age 62, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday April 23, 2015 at the Bolivar Medical Center.
Visitation will be held Saturday 4/25/2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday 04/25/2015 in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Brother Larry Weaver will officiate the services.
B J was born on March 15, 1953 to Willie Earl and Frances (Myers) Wooten in Topeka, Kansas before moving to Mississippi in 1962. He was a graduate of North Sunflower Academy and Mississippi Delta Junior College. He married Wanda Hudson Wooten on November 11, 1977 in Cleveland, MS. B J was a truck driver for Prewitt Farms for many years. He was a family man who especially enjoyed listening to his sons play music and loved spending time with his grandchildren whom he adored. B J was a very friendly person who never met a stranger. He attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Boyle.
He was preceded in death by his parents Willie Earl and Frances Myers Wooten.
B J is survived by his wife of 37 years Wanda Hudson Wooten of Cleveland, MS. 3 Sons, Chris Hudson of Cleveland, MS, Ben (Mary Kathryn) Wooten of Doddsville, MS, Matt Wooten of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Connie Moon of Brandon, MS. 5 grandchildren Jacob and Kameron Hudson, Lessley, Nathan and Gracie Wooten and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Less Moon, Rodney "Hot Rod" Moon, Justin McClain, Bryant Reid, Will Cox, Michael Dill, James Staples and Derek Pennington. Honorary pallbearers are Quitman DeLoach, Bern Prewitt, Jr., Walter McClure, Gary Hopper, Roger McClain and Junior Cobb.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association PO Box 841125 Dallas, TX 75284-1125
Cleveland Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
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April 25, 2015 at 09:52 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
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Cleveland Funeral Home - April 25, 2015 at 08:28 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of BJ's passing. I think I have known him al of my life. My condolences to his family and Connie. Another classmate gone too soon
Deonna Cummins - April 25, 2015 at 07:56 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your loss! Praying for you all!
Tracy Walls - April 24, 2015 at 06:24 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
B J and I go way back. We are only two months difference in age. We rode motorcycles together, camped out together many nights, and drank beer together even before we got our driver license. You will be missed old friend.
Billy Marlow - April 24, 2015 at 04:19 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry rp hear this my prayers ate with you Wanda and all the Family.
Faye (Hopper) Moody - April 24, 2015 at 01:46 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Wanda & family, I am so sorry to read of B.J.'s death. You'all have many fun memories & may God bless you.Jimmie Collier
Jimmie Collier - April 24, 2015 at 11:37 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Chris, Terry and I are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Sandi and Terry Cima
SandiCima - April 24, 2015 at 04:33 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about BJ. Besides being in the same graduating class, he and I saw each other when we were working in fields on the opposite sides of the road during our teenage years.
Ted Stringfellow - April 25, 2015 at 01:16 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
BJ was a man with many stories to be told and I feel like I only heard a small portion of them. I really enjoyed time spent with him and considered him a lifelong friend.. He will surely be missed..
Carolyn Bradshaw - May 03, 2015 at 08:46 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM