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Hattie E. Booker

January 9, 1933 June 6, 2012
Hattie E. Booker
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In the quietness of Retreat Hospital/Hospice of Virginia room 557 at four o’clock on the eve of Wednesday, June 6th , God summoned one of his faithful servants from her labor here on this earth to eternal rest. Even though we had some time to prepare for our loss, it’s still difficult to accept when it finally happens.
Our beloved, Hattie Eleanora Thompson Booker a.k.a. Dollbaby, Nanny affectionately by her grands, was born January 9, 1933 to the late Willie and Mary Ellen Johnson Thompson. She had one brother, William E. Thompson, Sr. (Phil). She was predeceased by her father in 1982, her mother in 1986 and her brother in 1999.
She attended the public schools of Amelia County VA. An alumnus of Levi Strauss in Blackstone. She was also employed at Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company and a retiree of Philip Morris, USA at the Stockton Street Campus.
At an early age, she confessed Christ and became a member of the Mount Level Baptist Church, Amelia County, Virginia. At Mount Level, she served God and her church in whatever capacity she could. She was former member of the Usher Board/Ministry, the Senior Choir and the Missionary Ministry.
Hattie was married to the late Willie James Booker (Buck) who preceded her in death early in their marriage in July, 1972. To this union they were blessed with three children, Joyce, James and Charlotte.
She loved people and was always showing her love and concern and shared whatever she had to share. Her love will live on in minds and hearts, in hugs given and received, in little kindnesses and gentle words, in all these things her love will live on. This is how she saw life “Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, and today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. So if you’re waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you’ll surely regret the day, that you didn’t take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish. So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear. Tell them how much you love them and that you’ll always hold them dear. Take time to say “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.” And if tomorrow never comes, you’ll have no regrets about today.
She leaves to cherish a legacy of precious memories, her children: Joyce A. Worsham (George) of Henrico, James E. (Sonny) Booker (Joyce) of Blackstone, Charlotte L. Tabb (Rudy) of Richmond; four grandsons: Keith Worsham (Katina) of Henrico; Marco Worsham (Shelley) of Brooklyn, NY; James E. (Riko) Booker II (Canzata) of Atlanta, GA and RuChard B. Tabb of Richmond. Six plus great-grandchildren, Andrew, Sydney, Jacob, Marley, Alexander, Luke and number seven, James III arriving soon. One aunt, Elma T. Davis of Church Road, VA; three sister-in-laws: Mary L. Thompson of Blackstone, VA, Bertha B. Hayes and Ella Mae J. Booker of Amelia, VA. A host of loving and devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, church family and friends.
Visitation Friday, June 8, 2012 at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral Services Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Level Baptist Church, Amelia with interment in the church cemetery.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of the arrangements.
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