A Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Beulah Powell Booker will be noon, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Westside M.B. Church, with Pastor Benjamin Burt, officiating. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to the service. Inhumation will be in the Bell P.B. Church Cemetery. Public viewing will be Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Family visitation will be on Friday evening 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Home
Mrs. Booker was born April 5, 1920 to the late Johnny Powell and Cora Lee Bailey Powell in Morgan County, Alabama. She made her transition to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 1, 2018
She attended school in Morgan County, Alabama. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at a very young age and united with Springhill M.B. Church and later united with Bell P.B. Church where she served faithfully on the Mother’s Board and with the Youth Department. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Vermont Chapter #69.
Mrs. Booker was married to the late Curtis Lee Booker and to this union eight children were born. She was a devoted an excellent wife as in Proverbs 31. She was a homemaker who loved cooking, and was especially known for her cakes, taking them to people who were in need and businesses throughout the city. She was very quick-witted and could repeat the alphabet very fast backwards, her hobby was sewing quilts. She loved everyone and was very uplifting to all that came in contact with her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sons, Curtis Booker, Jr. and Donald Wallace Booker.
She is survived by: her children, John T. (Murna) Booker of Decatur, Olivia B. (Erskine) Brown of Athens, Danella Booker of Decatur, Annie (Roger) Booker-Williams of Athens, Willa Booker of Decatur and Samuel L. (Jeanetta) Booker of Decatur; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Johnnie Mae Booker of Belle Mina; two sisters-in-law, Sallie (Billy) Floyd of Pullman, MI and Cora Booker of Chicago, IL; adopted daughter, Emma Jean Robinson of Decatur; devoted and special friends, Lakise Hayes of Decatur, The Rev. Mary (Eddie) Marshall of Decatur, Barbara Marshall of Madison, Elizabeth (Edward) Howard of Murfreesboro, TN and Sandy and Joe Peek of Decatur; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Active Pallbearers will be: Derrick Brown, Curtis Booker III, Broderick Booker, Cortez Booker, Bryan Wiggins and Christopher Brown. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Ryan Wiggins, Kieran Booker, Wayne Powell and James Evans, Jr. Active Flower Attendants will be: Granddaughters, Nieces and Friends. Honorary Flower Attendants will be: Mothers of Bell P.B. Church.