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Obituary for James A. "Sonny" Wooten

James Arthur Wooten age 81 passed away peacefully on January 15, 2022 due to medical complications.

James was born in Norfolk,Virginia on May 19,1940 to Bertha Wooten and James Arthur Wooten Sr. James Arthur Wooten also known as "Sonny" received his education throughout the public schools in Norfolk Virginia graduating from Ruffner high school. Upon finishing high school, James went on to participate in his favorite sports basketball.

James formed a basketball team in his community with friends and neighbors to keep them active in the community. James also was diligent in laboring. He wore many hats. In his younger years he worked side by side with his father(James Sr) in Landscaping shortly after he took on another job working at the Cavalier Hotel during the summer months as an Assistant Cook. He was also known as the"Candy Man"delivering candy and stocking machines throughout the Virginia area. James' last well-known job in Virginia was 25 years of dedication working at JCPenney as a stockroom clerk. James later relocated to Boston with his first wife, Antionette L Wooten and their three children, James Arthur Wooten III , Laverne Wooten and Lynn Carol Wooten. James later married his second wife Catherine Wooten and welcomed his fourth child Marcherie Wooten.

James remarried with Sarah Johnson-Wooten who predeceased him in death. James as a youngster was brought up in a Baptist church in Virginia. While living in Boston James Joined the William G. Butler Lodge #12 as a member where he served until his passing. James retired from his 40 year everlasting job with Polaroid Corporation as a Supervisor. After his retirement he lived a quiet reserved lifestyle enjoying family and friends on some occasions James would indulge in one of his passions which was traveling. James would hit the highway with his right hand man, his son “James A. Wooten III” and drive to his desire destination. This brought him so much peace and pleasure and what he enjoyed the most. James was reunited with his long time significant other Kittie Ernestine Simmons who stood by his side to nurse and care for him in his final days.

The life and legacy of James Arthur Wooten shall forever be remembered by his surviving brother, Jerry Jack Wooten, His four children: James Arthur Wooten III, daughter in-law: Patricia Ellen-Wooten of Boston,Ma. Laverne Alfred (Lewis Alfred) of Georgia, LynnCarol Ruff (Tony Ruff) of Brockton,Ma. and Marcherie Wooten of Brockton,Ma. His five grandchildren, James J. Wooten, Diona D. Wooten (Howard Robinson) of Boston,Ma. Jatrissa S.Wooten of Georgia,Tatiana Cronan (Benjamin Cronan) of Bridgewater,Ma and Alexus Alfred (Corey Alfred) of Alabama. Ten Great Grand children: Leana and Jada Leary, Lanajah Farmer, Niemah Skylar Wooten, Madison Wooten-Robinson, Masaun Wooten-Robinson, Morghan Wooten-Robinson, Maer Wooten - Robinson of Boston,Ma. Maribella Cronan of Bridgewater,Ma and Naomi Alfred of Alabama. and One great great grandson on the way and a host of Nieces, Nephews,cousins and friends. Among those he will meet in heaven his Mother: Bertha Wooten, Father: James Arthur Wooten Sr, Two sisters: Sarah Bertha Gattling, Dorothy Ann Wooten and his Loving wife: Sarah Johnson-Wooten.

Gracious Acknowledgement: Special Thanks to the Masonic Lodge Local -12 and to his two dearest friends: Kyrstine Biggs and Carmen Carter.

Repass: Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the necessity of keeping everyone safe and healthy, there will not be a repast fellowship. Honoring and celebration for James will be held at a later date.

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