Celebrating the life of Dr. Beatrice J. Booker
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She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Leigh Street in Richmond, VA where she was faithful in many ministries.
Dr. Booker graduated from Maggie Walker High School. To further her education, she attended Virginia State College and later received her Masters Degree from Indiana University, and her Doctorate from Michigan State.
She taught in the Richmond public schools forty years before retiring in July 1998. She was a world traveler with study and teaching experiences in Africa (East and West), Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Israel and Mexico. She was a Member of Amelia County School Board. She worked as an instructor at the Piedmont Jail. She exhibited equal determination and commitment even after her accident.
Beatrice leaves to cherish her memories: a sister, Evelyn Clark Frasier of Palm Coast, FL; three sisters-in-law, Annie Mondrey, Ernestine Booker and Frances Booker; two brothers-in-law, Joseph and Vernal Booker; step daughter, Deborah Wilkerson; niece, Mamie Brown Walker; nephew, Calvin Clarke; great nephews, George Brown, Jr., Ronald Taylor, Wayne Clarke, C. Rodney Clarke, Cedric F. Clarke; great nieces, Bernadette Smith, Kathy A. Branch, Kim Mohammand; God-daughter, Kimbley Weaver; special friends, Malcolm and Crystal Coleman; devoted nephew and niece, William Clarke and Reverend Nancy Clarke; caregivers, Felecia Parish, Janice, Amy, Francis Montaque, Leigh, Kent Booker, Gail Garnett, Magen, Bryant, Frances Dickerson and Paige; a host of nieces, cousins, nephews, students and friends.
Memorial Service Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Amelia High School.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of the arrangements.
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