Tawatha “WaWa” S. Wooters

CENTRALIA — Tawatha “WaWa” S. Wooters, 31, of Centralia, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018, surrounded by her loving and devoted family.

She was born October 9, 1987, in Centralia, daughter of Roland “Patrick” Wooters, Sr. and Thelma (O’Neal) Wooters.

She is survived by her parents, Roland “Patrick” Wooters, Sr. and Thelma Wooters of Centralia; two brothers: Roland “RoRo” Wooters, Jr. of Centralia and Brodrick Wooters of Centralia; grandparents: Rubbie O’Neal of Centralia and Jesse O’Neal and wife Millie of Centralia; several nieces and nephews; one special niece Anaya of Centralia; several aunts and uncles: Jesse O’Neal, Jr. of Centralia, Juanita “Aunt Nene” Jackson of Charleston, Brenda O’Neal of Centralia, Dwight Wooters and wife Paula of Odin, Michael Wooters and wife Brenda of Centralia, Tammie Seats of Indiana and Delite Gilpin of Carmi, Kimberly Young and husband Tyrone of Sparta, Brandi Perez and husband Alexander of Texas, Colleen McClain of Carlyle, and Matthew Mitchell of Carlyle; cousins she grew up with like siblings includes: Sharica, Shajuana, Shanika, Shauna, Sharesa, Maya, Amber, Dontea’, Richard Jr., and Artese; numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, and a ton of friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Helen Wooters.

Tawatha loved spending time with her family and friends and always had the biggest, most radiant smile on her face. WaWa loved reading and enjoyed crafting. She also enjoyed dancing and singing. She had the sweetest spirit and the kindest heart.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Centralia with Reverend Ronald Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to S.A.F.E. and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Wooters family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com.