Lula “Adele” Dossett Wooten, 97, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 16, 2022. Born October 30, 1924, in the Greenleaf community in Tate County. Adele was the daughter of Thomas Floyd and Rosamond Merrill Dossett and was the third of four Dossett daughters. Adele married the love of her life, Paul Wooten on May 27, 1941.
Adele was a true southern lady and a farmer’s wife. She loved to cook, garden, and take care of her family. Her kitchen was always open for visitors. Her famous words were “come in and have a bite.” Along with taking care of her home, she helped wherever and whenever needed on the farm. It was not surprising to see her on a horse, driving a tractor, herding cows, or opening gates. She and Daddy Paul (as known by most) checked cows two and three times a day. Even as they aged, she would be the truck driver to make sure Daddy Paul got to go to the pasture to continue what they loved to do together, check cows. When she wasn’t cooking and going to the pasture, anyone could find her in her iris garden. She shared her favorite flowers with everyone as well as provided floral arrangements for the church. Other than taking care of her home and family, Adele’s felt her biggest accomplishment was completing nursing school at the age of 62. She worked 9 years as an LPN. She was the oldest living member of First Baptist Church, Senatobia and was a member of Eastern Star.
Adele will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her children Thomas Paul (Dolores) Wooten, Wiley Roy (Amy) Wooten, and Rosamond (Dewitt) Hawkins. Adele’s grandchildren were an absolute delight to her. She had a strong, positive influence in the lives of each of them: Thomas Allen Wooten, Phil (Jennifer) Wooten, Susan (Neil) Treadway, Wiley (Melissa) Wooten, Amy (Davis) Freeman, Angie (Davie) Crockett, and Christy (Rodney) Willhite. Great grandchildren Seth Wooten, Zachary (Kara) Treadway, Allison (Gabe) Jones, Lawren Treadway, Ellie Treadway, Katelynn Wooten, Landon Paul Wooten, Campbell Freeman, Ethan (Kaylee) Crockett, Emily Crockett, Canon Paul Crockett, Maylee Willhite, Lindey Willhite and Ryder Willhite; and Great-great grandchildren, Emmalin and Octavia Jones. Also, left to cherish her memory was her Extra special friend, Rita Wolfe. Step-grandchildren Bryan (Laurie) Maxwell and Kevin (Carol Ann) Maxwell. Step great grandchildren: Mayci, Caroline, Jackson, and Myles Maxwell, and Luke and Anna Kate Maxwell. Nephews and Nieces: Claire, Kenneth, Joey, and Johnny Ferguson, David, and Gary Skory; Tommie (Joann) Neal, Faye N. Kelly, Pat Neal, Marilyn (Mike) Strange, Eric (Sherra) Neal, Karen (Mike) James, Ray (Sally) Wooten, Jim (Betty) Wooten, John Hudson, Judy (Charlie) Brown, and John (Ann) Lamar, and a host of great nieces and great nephews and their children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wooten in 2013; sisters Dorothy D. Ferguson (Correll), Marquerite D. Neal (Harold), and Elaine D. Skory (Marion).
Funeral Services will be held at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home -Senatobia Chapel, on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Visitation will precede the service from 9-11 a.m.. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Independence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Tate County Animal Shelter.
Ray-Nowell Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with Mrs. Wooten’s arrangements.