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Wilma Lonetta Wire (Woody)

January 7, 1941 - August 20, 2021


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    Shane Fairchild says

    Woody you were my Saving Grace when I was just 12 years old ,

    You were my Saving Grace when I was 12 , You were like a Mom to me……..its Funny how we finally became family after my niece-your Grand Daughter Tabatha brought us together. Love you and will miss you terribly.

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    Earl Golden (Robby) says

    I have known Woodie a very long time. I used to live a few blocks away in Boxtown from the Wires house. I was friends with the family and us kids would run the neighborhood together. I became best friends with her nephew and met more of the family in later years. I ended up getting married to her lovely daughter Celesta after years of trying to get a date. Woodie would always put her children ahead of herself. She taught us all valuable lessons on life we will never forget. I will miss her coming to our house to visit, the jokes, and the happy times we all had. I have a empty spot in my heart that I must refill with the memories of this great woman. She raised her children and all of us family, never once made us feel worthless. She always looked at the bright side of life and wanted us all to be happy. The happiest times I remember is going to Waffle House with the entire family. Woodie had her own booth that was “unofficially” reserved for her.
    I always thought that Woodie would outlive us all. She was tough as nails and never “tried” anything. She just done it.

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Wilma Lonetta Wire (Woody), 80, passed away August 20, 2021. She was born January 7, 1941 to the late Christine (Gray) Woodall and Carl R. Woodall.
Lonetta retired from Whirlpool after 30 years of faithful service, yet she was known to have two or even three jobs at a time to support her family. She loved her family with all her heart. Even after exhausting days she would always make time for her children. From going to Burger Bank, followed by a great day where she and the kids would climb on playground and go down slides. To just throwing the football in the back yard. She made sure her children knew they were the greatest joy of her life.
Lonetta is survived by her children Chris (Luwana) Wire, Carla Cox, Joseph Wire, Celesta (Earl Robert) Golden; grandchildren Tabitha (Brian) Hoffman, Elizabeth Ma-e (Harold) Wilson, Zachery Wire, Amber (Rick) Lake, Adrian (Jessica) Powell, Loreli Golden (Ryan Blackwell); great- grandchildren Scotty Hoffman, Paul Hardin Jr, Kaia Wilson, Ace Wilson, Journey Wire, Leland Wire, Sean Harrelson, Christina Harrelson, Elizabeth Harrelson, Hayden Powell, Brookyln Powell; sisters Sue Porter, Joy Blythe, Geraldine Long; brother Carl(Christine) Woodall.
Including her parents Lonetta is preceded in death by her sisters Maybell Edge, Shirley Reaser, Margret Woodall, Elizabeth Anita Lickey; brother Gene Woodall.
Services for Lonetta will be held Monday August 30th, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Park the family will accept friends from 11:00 A.M. till time of the service. Family and Friends may also visit Sunday August 29th, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Park.