April 23, 1933 – Dec. 27, 2020
James Wroten, 87, of Tylertown, died Dec. 27, 2020, at his residence. He was born April 26, 1933, in McComb, son of the late Tommy and Edna McNair Wroten.
Funeral services for Wroten were Jan. 5, 2020, at Craft-Ginn Funeral Chapel, Rev. George Coney officiating, interment in St. Paul MB Church Cemetery.
He attended the Fernwood School System. For many years he worked as a presser and then changed his profession to electrician and became a top electrician. He worked as a master electrician until he retired. He gave his life to Christ early at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. He served until he relocated. He and his family relocated to Somerset, NJ, in 1962 and united with the Antioch Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) under the leadership of Rev. James F. Spencer. Wroten remained in New Jersey for over 30 years. After retiring, he returned back to Mississippi and joined the Magees Creek MB Church. He served on the deacon board.
James was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorothy thornton; three brothers, Tommy Wroten, Jr., Bonnie Wroten and Arbetee Allen; four sisters, Lillie B. Wroten Turner, Geneva Wroten Williams, Lora V. Wroten and Annie Mae Wroten Brumfield.
Survivors are his wife, Willie Mae Wroten; three daughters, Gloria Wroten of New Brunswick, NJ, Diane Wroten of Tylertown, and Jonnie Gillette of Somerset, NJ; six grandchildren, Anji Wroten Woodard and Katisha Hoyte both of Tylertown, Rahshun Wroten and Albert W. Small IV both of Franklin, NJ, Elestine Mark of Louisiana and Valicia Lewis of Tylertown; one sister, Clarice Wroten Carmel of McComb; three god-children, Stephanie Arlene Johnson of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Rev Ray E. Thompson of North Carolina and Trina Gibson of New Jersey; 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Ferry Dean Bullock, Ernestine Tate and Mary Lee Gatlin; two brothers-in-law, Walter Slocum of Georgia and Albert Leon Slocum Tylertown.
Craft-Ginn Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. Share online condolences at www.craftfuneralhome.org