Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, October 8, 2021, on the lawn of Mahalia Chapel A.M.E. Church, Buena Vista, Georgia, and burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Armarie Johnson Wooden was born on September 14, 1947 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia to the late Curlie Johnson, Sr. and Mary Powell Johnson. She was a 1966 graduate of Marion Co. High School. At an early age she was baptized at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She later moved her membership to Mahalia Chapel AME Church after marriage.
Armarie was married to the late Willie Oliver Wooden, Jr. and to this union three sons were born; one preceded her in death Gregory Wooden. She was also preceded in death by one brother Lejeson Chatman. She was a member of Mahalia Chapel AME Church, where she served on the Usher Board Ministry, Finance Committee, and the Hospitality Committee. She was a former member of Yuletide Chapter #383 OES of Buena Vista, Georgia whereas she served as Worthy Matron for several years. She volunteered with the Marion County Democratic Party. Armarie retired after 25 years from Tyson, Inc. where she served as co-organizer of the Union Board of Tyson, Inc.
Armarie leaves to cherish her memories two sons; Darius Wooden (Terri), Americus, Georgia, Jeffery Wooden, Buena Vista, Georgia and; grandchildren Ta-Nycia Wooden, Chanequa Attah (Pastor Godwin), Kingsland, Georgia, Derenski Wooden, Americus, Georgia, Quinton Walters, Albany, Georgia Dominique Muff , Americus, Georgia, Sharde Muff, Atlanta, Georgia, Cordero Cannon, Valdosta, Georgia, Bianca Muff, Jacksonville, Florida ; siblings Willie Mae Jackson, Evelyn Spencer (Retired Sgt. Major Robert), Gladys Boykin, Walter Johnson, and Curlie Johnson, Jr. (Inez), Patricia Thrash (Retired SFC Latimer); sister in law Carolyn Wooden, Windsor Connecticut; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends including Lynn Harris, Rebecca Phelps, and Janice Walton.