Nina Lou Wooten
Nina Lou Wooten

September 13, 1945 - January 17, 2016
Born in Virginia
Resided in Annapolis, MD

Obituary

Nina Wooten, 70, of Annapolis passed away on Sunday, January 17th after a long battle with cancer. "Nina" was a local icon, well-known and loved by many after managing Chesapeake Exxon of Annapolis for more than 35 years. She is survived by her sister, Nora Dulaney; a brother, Gary Maddox; David Fish, her one surviving child; two grandchildren David Fish Jr. and Samantha Hall; and 5 great-grandchildren; and one adopted daughter, Kelly Riley. Her beloved spouse, Bill Wooten, predeceased her. Nina was known for her huge heart who would do anything for people, her feisty personality and her deep hearty and infectious laugh; but also for her glamorous long blond hair, always fully "bedecked" with her long nails, makeup and jewelry. Everyone knew "Nina of Chesapeake Exxon", and it was said that if they had a problem or needed something, they would come to Nina. Annapolis was her home for most of her adult life, but everyone saw Chesapeake Exxon as her life. Owner Gary Thompson said, "She and I worked side by side for 3 1/2 decades. Nina was a true and special friend. She only knew one way, to be loyal and loving. We stood by each other through many challenges in our lives, business and personal. It will not be the same without her. Customers and vendors from far and near would always ask for Nina. She will be missed by many". She was also an infamous collector -- of elephant figures, classic and special Barbie dolls, Beanie Babies and Furbies. Granddaughter, Samantha, said "Grandmother's house was literally filled with them; she just loved collecting them. But above all, she was the center of our family. She held us together". Nina lived with her sister, Nora, who also has long worked at Chesapeake Exxon, her beloved grandson David, and several of her great grandchildren. "Outside of Chesapeake Exxon, she was always all about family. She loved those great grandchildren. She doted on them, and loved watching the next generation grow up in front of her. I will miss her so much" said her sister Nora. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A. 12 Ridgely Ave. Annapolis, MD 21401 on Friday January 22 from 2-4pm with a Memorial Service to begin at 3:00pm.

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Services

Memorial Gathering
Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Friday, January 22, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Memorial Service
Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Friday, January 22, 2016
3:00 PM