A celebration honoring the life and legacy of Emma Jean Booker will be at 1 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014, at First Baptist Church, 225 1st Ave. SW. The Rev. Steven Horn will officiate. Clearview Cemetery is her final resting place.
Emma T-Honey Booker, age 77, was the sixth of seven children born to Lee and Geraldine Bowles Wilson. Born in Ardmore, she graduated from Douglass High School and entered Langston University. She married Joe Louis Booker in 1957. He died in 1975. T-Honey, as she was affectionately known by those who knew her personally, was a hard working woman. Her work ethics include Mercy Memorial Hospital and Lake Murray Lodge before she retired from Michelin Tire Plant after more than 20 years. She united with CME Church and later attended Sunrise Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings, Legather Wilson, Lottie Hutson, Willie Douglas, and Geraldine Moton.
T-Honey had a bonding relationship with her family. Through thick and thin, she was the glue that held the family together. Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays were always held in her home with each generation of the family present. They thought her to be amongst the very best cooks, with those delectable Peach Cobblers, Sweet Potato Pies, Dressing, and Bar-B-Que, only to name a few. Her children knew her to be a jack of all trades, for she would fix anything that was broken. Additionally, she was a gardener. Until her health failed, she kept her lawn mowed and grew beautiful flowers throughout her yard.
With family surrounding her bedside, T-Honey went home to be with the Lord November 19, 2014, in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by her oldest child, Danny Wilson; and a granddaughter, Keta Cheadle Booker, she leaves to forever cherish precious memories, two daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Tony Christian of Edmond, Sharlene and Johnny Avery, Ardmore; five sons and two daughters-in-law, Randy Booker, Oklahoma City, Joe and Delita Booker, Jeremy Booker, Ardmore, Bruce Booker, Ardmore, Dwight Booker, and Annette Wilson, all of Ardmore; her brother, A.V. Wilson, Gene Autry; brother-in-law, Harold Douglass, Ardmore; her cousins, Eugene Carter, Loretha Paterson, Hulean Hopkin, Troy Green, and Charlie Mae Williams; 41 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and a host of loved ones.
Services are entrusted to the care of Kirk Funeral Home.