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Monta Faye Wooten

May 22, 1935 ~ October 8, 2018 (age 83)

MONTA (FAYE) ROGERS WOOTEN WENT TO HER HEAVENLY HOME ON OCTOBER 8, 2018 IN AMERICUS, GEORGIA.  SHE WAS BORN IN DECATUR, AL, MAY 22, 1935 TO CLYDE AND ELEISE ROGERS.  FAYE WAS THE OLDEST OF FOUR CHILDREN: JEAN (ROGERS) BOLTON OF TRINTY, AL; PEGGY (ROGERS) LUMPKIN, AND WAYNE ROGERS OF HILLSBORO, AL.

SHE GRADUATED FROM DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL.  SHE ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM JUDSON COLLEGE IN MARION, AL WITH A DEGREE IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION.  SHE RECEIVED HER MASTERS FROM UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA.

SHE MET AND MARRIED, WILLIAM V. (BILL) WOOTEN ON JANUARY 31, 1958 IN MELBOURNE FLORIDA.  THEY WERE MARRIED 50 YEARS.  FAYE AND BILL HAD FOUR CHILDREN: PAMELA (RICHARD) POSTON OF CANYON LAKE, TX; GINA (MICHAEL) SCOTT OF FREDERICKSBURG, VA; BRIGITTE (GLENN) TIDWELL OF AMERICUS, GA; AND SON, SHAWN WOOTEN OF FORT WALTON BEACH. 

FAYE AND BILL HAD SIX GRANDCHILDREN: NICOLE CANTU, JACOB ENZER, TORI NUNNALLY, IAN SCOTT, ELIZABETH PENNINGTON, AND TYLER TIDWELL.

FAYE AND BILL HAD SIX GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: COLE POSTON, CALEB ENZER, GARBRIELLA CANTU, ALEX NUNNALLY, CHARLOTTE NUNNALLY, AND ARYA SCOTT.

FAYE WAS A FIRST GRADE TEACHER FOR 15 YEARS AT MELBOURNE ELEMENTARY, CHEROKEE ELEMENTARY, WRIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK.

FAYE’S GREATEST JOY WAS TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY AND YEARBOOK AT MAX BRUNER JR. MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS.  SHE LOVED AMERICAN HISTORY.  MANY SUMMERS SHE TOOK STUDENTS TO TOUR WASHINGTON D.C.  SHE NEVER WANTED TO BE ANYTHING BUT A TEACHER. FAYE LOVED GOING TO THE RETIRED BRUNER BREAKFAST, SHE ENJOYED ATTENDING THE BROADWAY SERIES AT NORTHWEST FLORIDA WITH HER DEAR FRIEND MARY BARNES,  SHE LOVED TO GO TO THE MOVIES,  SHE ALSO LOVED TOURING EUROPE. FAYE LOVED HER ADK SISTERS AND GOING TO ADK CONFERENCES AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS,  HER ONCE A MONTH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS GET -TOGETHER, VISITING HER JUDSON SISTERS THAT LIVED IN THE AREA AND SHE ENJOYED HER WOMEN’S CLUB WEDNESDAY MEETINGS. 

FAYE AND HER “TWIN” SISTER JEAN WERE INSEPARABLE.  THEY DRESSED ALIKE; SLEPT IN THE SAME BED TOGETHER; ATTENDED THE SAME COLLEGE WHERE THEY WERE ROOMATES; THEY WERE BOTH TEACHERS.  THEY WERE BEST FRIENDS FOR MORE THAN 80 YEARS. SHE WAS FAYE’S BEST FRIEND.

FAYE WOOTEN HAD MANY HOBBIES AND LOVED MANY THINGS: SHOPPING, TRAVELING, STEP SINGING AT JUDSON COLLEGE, CHRISTMAS, SHOES, MACYS, JEWELRY, AUBURN UNIVERSITY, SHARING A DIET COKE, NORTH ALABAMA AND FLORIDA.

HER CHILDREN WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE CAREGIVERS; THE PEOPLE THAT DO THE IMPOSSIBLE WHEN FAMILIES ARE GIVEN A BURDEN THEY CANNOT BEGIN TO CARRY.  HER MEMORIES HAD STOPPED BUT THE MEMORIES OF HER LIVE ON.

THANK YOU BRIGITTE SABRINA WOOTEN TIDWELL, HER WARRIOR.

A graveside service will be held at Beal Memorial Cemetery, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, 32548 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Dr. Jeremy Gates officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions, in Faye’s memory, be made to the Alzheimer’s Associations, www.alz.org and donations to Miona Geiatric & Dementia Center, 201 Poplar Street, Ideal, Georgia 31041 are warmly welcome.  This facility helps all who need care and were especially kind to our mother in her time of need.  

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