Salem Funeral Home
120 S. Main St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Thursday, Apr 02, 2009
- 8 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church
5000 Country Club Road Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Friday, Apr 03, 2009
Mar 10, 1921 - Mar 31, 2009
WFU Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Mrs Ruby Hall Wooten Angell died March 31, 2009 at Baptist Hospital Sticht Center surrounded by her family. Born March 10, 1921 to Ernest Swaim Hall Sr, and Gertie Kisor Hall. Predeceased by her first husband John R Wooten Sr in 1961. Together they had three children, John R Wooten Jr, Douglas H Wooten (deceased) and Catherine W Baucom. She married Lester H Angell in 1964, who predeceased her in 1984. A graduate of Hanes High School in 1938, Ruby excelled in athletics, lettered in soccer and basketball, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She spent countless days bowling in leagues, and cooking dinner at church with her girl friends Ruth Harper, Snooky Johnson, and Mary Ruth Middleton. After battling Lymphoma at the age of 43, she took swim lessons on the Dr.’s recommendation. She was an active member of the YMCA Shark Club until her death. Ruby was an active member of he North Winston Baptist church, and in 1964 became a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was likewise active. A true lady to the end, Ruby Angell was the type of person who made an impression on you no matter what the circumstances. Ask her siblings, her children, her grandchildren, her fellow church members, her former teammates, her neighbors, and the response is the same. She was a strong pillar to lean on, a soft shoulder to cry on, a word of encouragement when you needed it, a positive view of the world, and the best friend anyone could ever ask for. Her list of accomplishments are only a small representation of the person she was, and stood for. Her family will miss her more than words can express, and trust that every one she touched along the way will be a better person because of her impact. Predeceased by her son Douglas H Wooten, sister Sue Hall Saylor, brother Marvin “Tink” Hall. Surviving family members sister Opal Hall Faircloth, brother Ernest Swaim Hall Jr, grand children Wes Wooten and Amy Brasser, daughter in-law Evelyn Wooten, step son David Angell, and his children Laura and Vickie, and five great grand children. Funeral Services will be held Friday 2:30 at Calvary Baptist Church, April 3, 2009. The body will Lie in State 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Salem Funeral and Cremations, 120 S. Main St. Any memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church in her honor.