Della Stoner Wooten, 99, Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, following a long illness at Crestview Care and Rehab Center. A native of Simpsonville, she was the daughter of the late Phillip Stoner and Betty Marshall Snider. She was the widow of William Morris Wooten. She was a domestic worker for many prominent families, including particularly the Cal Schmidt Family. She was a lifelong member of New Greater First Baptist Church, where she served as Trustee and Mother and Leader of the Church. She attended St. John United Methodist Church in her later years. She also helped in many other churches throughout the community as well. She enjoyed going to nursing homes, serving cakes to lift the spirits of others. She became known as "The Cake Lady" at some nursing homes in the area. She was a great supporter of the late Rev. Jesse Harris' radio ministry and the Joyful Praise Ministries. She was a member of the Independent Sons and Daughters Lodge. In addition to her husband and parents, four sisters, Rose Allen, Marie Dietrich, Ophelia Walker and Mary Logan and four brothers, Charles Stoner, Willie Stoner, Robert Stoner and Morris Stoner, preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Hattie (Llewellyn) Payne of Shelbyville; one son, Floyd Robinson of Louisville; six grandchildren, Mitchell Payne and Eunice Payne, both of Louisville, Debbie Reed, Pam (Isaac) Davis and Marcus Robinson, all of Shelbyville and Doug Childs of Paducah; five great-grandchildren, Montoya Reed, Tyrus Davis and Michael Reed, Jr., all of Shelbyville and Janelle Payne and William Payne, both of Atlanta, GA; eight great-great-grandchildren, Monquiez Reed, Myka Reed, Maliq Reed, Alexanderia Reed, Alaysha Reed, Tyonna Davis and Camaya Davis, all of Shelbyville and Joshua Anderson of Atlanta, GA, one sister-in-law, Marietta "Etsie" Wooten of Shelbyville and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the Cal Schmidt Family. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2012 at Centenary United Methodist Church with visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Webb Funeral Home. Rev. E. W. Terry will deliver the eulogy, and Rev. Robert M. Marshall, Sr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Morton-Beckley Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be expressed at www.morton-beckley.com.
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Published in The Sentinel-News from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, 2012