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Pearl C. Booker

May 14, 1927 December 14, 2020
Pearl C. Booker
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On Monday morning about 6:15 a.m. as God was walking through His garden at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in search of a flower to fill a spot which seemed empty, suddenly He paused as he looked at our mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. He knew she would beautify that spot, so he whispered “Come with me Pearl”. Pearl Lee Campbell Booker was born to the late Richlieu and Alma Wynn Campbell on May 14, 1927 in Alleghany, PA.

At an early age she was baptized and joined the Poplar Lawn Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend Watkins, where she served faithfully until her health failed.

She attended the Jerusalem Elementary School in Blackstone, VA. At the age of eight as she was returning home from school, she was hit by a car and dragged a distance resulting in a broken leg and other injuries. Then in 1992, again she was the victim of a heat-on collision in which she suffered minor head injuries and another broken leg. She knew God was a great healer and always testified to her family and friends about the goodness of God and his healing power.

In the early 70’s, she received her GED from the Amelia County High School. She was always willing to learn. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, painting pictures and rocks, making jewelry and putting puzzles together. She always found something to do around the house to make it comfortable for her family. She did not let her disabilities hinder her from being the woman God created her to be. She was well loved by all whom she came in contact with. On March 6, 2015, she experienced a slight setback at the loss of her only daughter, Nannie, and she testified that this was the work of God and said she was blessed to be kept by his loving hands.

Her favorite scripture was John 14, her favorite hymn, “I’ll Fly Away” and her favorite quote, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. She was also affiliated with PACE (the Senior Citizen’s Program of the County), which she enjoyed and looked forward to attending three days a week.

On her birthday, May 14, 1948, she was united in holy matrimony to Braxton “Peaches” Booker, Sr. To this union five children were born, two of whom preceded her in death.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Braxton; two children, Nannie Ross and Arthur Booker; sisters, Hilda and Edith; brothers, James and Willie.

She leaves to cherish loving and fond memories: three sons, Braxton Jr, (Elizabeth), Richard (Maria) and Leonard Booker; twelve grandchildren, Tanya Moses, Lemuel and Corey Ross, Devon, Anthony, Sharmin, Carl, Ieisha, Petra, Deon, Kerri and Shannon; seven great grandchildren, Terrell, Amelia, Micheal, Anthony, Kianna, Ameera and Layla; brothers, William (Shirley) and Richard Campbell; her favorite cat, “Peanut”; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Public viewing Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Graveside services Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Poplar Lawn Baptist Church.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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