Deaconess Bernice Nash Booker passed away peacefully from this life on October 7, 2022 at the age of 88 to her eternal home. She was surrounded by her loving children during the last days of her earthly life. Deaconess Booker was born one of 7 children to the late George Nash and Mattie Haskins. She is survived by her 8 children, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. She is survived by her sister Paulene Randolph of Philadelphia, PA.
Deaconess Booker accepted God early in life. She was baptized at a young age at the High Rock Baptist Church. She later became a faithful follower of Christ and sag in the choir at Gravel Hill Baptist Church. She served on the senior choir. She loved to recite Psalms 23 and the Lords Prayer. She attended the historical RR Moton School in Prince Edward County. She worked at the Burkeville sewing factory, shoe factory, tobacco factory, Stackpole and the Veneer plant for several years off and on. Deaconess Booker enjoyed shopping, watching soap operas, cooking and sewing.
Deaconess Booker married the late Al Smith Booker, Sr., October 14, 1950. From that union they had 8 children; Mary, Jane, Gloria, Al, Jr., Georgia (Kenneth Hicks), Mattie, John, and Sharon. Deaconess Booker also helped to raise three of her grandchildren as her own; the late Tyrone Mottley, Marya Mottley and Carl Booker. Deaconess Booker's niece, Joyce Atkins felt she was like a mother to her as well.. We all will truly miss her.