Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, McDuffie Street, Buena Vista, Georgia. The Reverend Gregory Porter will officiate. Interment will follow in Mahalia A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Mahalia Road, Buena Vista, Georgia.
Martha Bryant Wooden was born April 4, 1922 to the late Dave Bryant and Eula Mae Jones Bryant in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia. She was educated in the Marion County School System. Martha was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board Ministry. She was joined in Holy matrimony to the late Willie Oliver Wooden. Martha is preceded in death by one stepson Anthony “Tony” Wooden and two siblings, Lizzie Mae Johnson and James Bryant.
Survivors are her beloved twin sister, Mary McGrady, Buena Vista, Georgia; nieces and nephews Barbara Times, Columbus, Georgia, Mary Alice Watson, Palm Coast, Florida, Eula “Poochie” Cochran, Gloria Jean Bryant, Carolyn Bryant, all of Chicago, Illinois, Lois (Rev. Tommy) Terry, Buena Vista, Georgia, Marilyn (Robert) Shelton, Detroit, Michigan, Jimmy McGrady, Detroit, Michigan; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Wooden, Connecticut; and a host of great nieces and nephews other relatives and friends, including two devoted cousins, Alfonzo King and Felton “Jack” King and a beloved family friend, Joanna Johnston.