Melissa Carol Wooten, 49, living daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on July 13th, at home in Wilmington, NC. Carol graduated from Hoggard High School and Appalachian State University. She taught adaptive physical education in Guilford County before her early retirement due to the complications of MS. Her positive outlook, cheerfulness and grace in the most difficult times were an inspiration to all. She would want to be remembered as a faithful Christian and loyal patriot; red, white and blue were her favorite colors. Carol is survived by her parents; a sister, Allison Wooten Austin (James); two nephews, Fletcher and Jacob Austin, aunts, many cousins and boyfriend, Ross Cook. She leaves behind her best friend, Charlie, the dachshund. Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Eastern NC Chapter, 3101 Industrial Dr., Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27609.