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Rowena Booker

February 18, 2019
Rowena Booker
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Obituary for Rowena Booker

Rowena Booker, 83, died February 18, 2019.

Rowena Crawford Booker was born on August 11, 1935 in Shelby County, TN to the late Freddie Crawford and Beatrice Jones Crawford. She was the 4th of 7 children. Three siblings preceded her in death, Fred D. Crawford, Vertis Crawford and William I. Crawford.

She accepted Christ at an early age at First Baptist Church Eads in Eads, TN. She continued her Christian education as a member of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, California, under the leadership of Bishop Charles E. Blake. Although she did not unite with another church after moving back to Memphis, TN, she remained very strong in her Christian faith and beliefs. Rowena visited various churches whenever transportation afforded her the opportunity.

Rowena moved to Los Angeles, California in her mid-20s and there she worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for the next 35+ years. While living in California, Rowena met and married Mr. Stanley Booker. This union lasted for a short period of time.

Rowena moved back to Memphis, TN in 1991 where she lived until her passing. Rowena enjoyed having fun and making jokes. The simplest things could bring a smile to her face and cause her to laugh out loud. Her philosophy was that life was too short not to enjoy it. She was described by those that really knew her, as one of the realest people you could know.

After a short illness, Rowena departed this life at Methodist Hospital North at 240 a.m on Monday, February 18, 2019.

She leaves to cherish her life one son, Joel Don Crawford of Arlington, TN; two granddaughters, Sontidra Stewart and Shuvonneco Macklin of Memphis, TN; five great-grandchildren, Antonio Stewart Jr., Brandon Stewart, Kameron Stewart, Kylan Stewart, and Christina Macklin all of Memphis, TN; one brother Kenneth Lee (Rachel) Crawford of Bartlett, TN; two sisters, Shirley C. (Ed Ruthus) McVey and Jacqueline C. Clark of Arlington, TN; on sister in law, Freddie Crawford of Arlington, TN; a special cousin that was always there to aid and support her, Faye Delores Cox of Memphis, TN, two aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends to celebrate her life.

Serenity Funeral Home, Tel. (901) 379-0861.

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Visitation

Thursday

28

Feb

4:00 PM 2/28/2019 4:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 2/28/2019 5:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Service

Thursday

28

Feb

5:00 PM 2/28/2019 5:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Inurnment

Friday

1

Mar

2:00 PM 3/1/2019 2:00:00 PM
Serenity Columbarium and Memorial Garden

1622 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Columbarium and Memorial Garden
1622 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Serenity Columbarium and Memorial Garden Final Resting Place

1662 Sycamore View Rd.
Memphis , TN 38134

1662 Sycamore View Rd. Memphis 38134 TN
United States
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