Mother Lillian M. Wooden, 87 of Benton Harbor departed this life on November 26, 2019.
Mother Wooden was born November 24, 1932 in Caruthersville, MO to the union of Robert Whitaker and Mattie Mae Yeargan. She was a faithful member of Holy Temple COGIC, Benton Harbor. Mother Wooden worked as the produce manager of the Eau Clair Harding’s Friendly Market. She enjoyed singing, serving, crocheting and was well known for baking pound cakes and sweat potato pies. Mother Wooden’s favorite scriptures were Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.” And St. John 14:1, “Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
Mother wooden is survived by her children, Tommie, Larry (Bridget), Ronald, Velma and Dennis; sisters, Dessie Bobo and Jacqueline Carr; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; a host of family and friends.
Mother Wooden was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fountain “Sonny” “Dad” Wooden.
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