Melissa Vidette Booker Obituary - 2022 (2024)

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Melissa Booker was born on July 17, 1936 to Gabriel Louis Hurt and Daisy Cleveland Hurt in Granger, Texas. Melissa was the youngest of five children.

Melissa was baptized at an early age. For many years she was a member of St Paul Baptist Church in San Angelo. She remained a member of St. Paul until moving to Austin and joining Greater Swenson Grove Baptist Church.

Following in the footsteps of her older brother Marvin and sister “Nellie”Jo, she attended Huston Tillotson College where she became a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. She went on to become one of the first black graduating classes to earn a Bachelor Of Arts Degree from the University of Texas. In 1973 she earned a Master of Arts Degree from Wayne State University. Later, Melissa earned her Psychologist Certification and License to become a Psychological Associate.

They say that love is better the second time around. This was true for Melissa, when the love of her life Nathaniel Booker literally waltzed in and they married 6 months later on March 29, 1969. They remained together until January 18, 2021. Her career began with the Texas Employment Commission as a Social Worker and then she went on to work for the San Angelo Independent School system as a Child Psychologist. She retired from the Round Rock Independent School District about in 1997. She was compassionate about the welfare of children and was a true advocate.

Mrs. Booker had a special love for her community and social services. She was a member of the Le Coterie Organization and an active member of her Sorority. She also was a member of a Bridge Club for many years in Austin, Texas.

Melissa was preceded in death by her father Gabriel Hurt, mother Daisy Dabney, brother Thomas Marvin Hurt, sisters Nellie Jo Gordon and Mary Patterson, as well as her husband Nathaniel Booker. Melissa leaves to cherish her memory sister Vivian Carthorne, daughter Vinessa Booker Reese, sons Landon and George Booker; grandchildren Erica Booker, Jonathan Lawrence, Karmen Lawrence, Justin Booker, Eric Booker, Eddie Booker, Samantha Booker, Anamarie Booker, Larisha Booker and Jorge Booker; great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many dear friends.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Melissa Vidette Booker hosted by King-Tears Mortuary, Inc..

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Under all circ*mstances, face masks or face coverings are required and mandatory to enter King-Tears Mortuary, Inc. Your temperature will be taken upon entering King-Tears Mortuary.
The number of people allowed in King-Tears Mortuary will depend on the CDCguidelines at the time of the service.Please read information posted here:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/funeral-guidance.html
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING

Melissa Booker was born on July 17, 1936 to Gabriel Louis Hurt and Daisy Cleveland Hurt in Granger, Texas. Melissa was the youngest of five children.

Melissa was baptized at an early age. For many years she was a member of St Paul Baptist Church in San Angelo. She remained a member of St. Paul until moving to Austin and joining Greater Swenson Grove Baptist Church.

Following in the footsteps of her older brother Marvin and sister “Nellie”Jo, she attended Huston Tillotson College where she became a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. She went on to become one of the first black graduating classes to earn a Bachelor Of Arts Degree from the University of Texas. In 1973 she earned a Master of Arts Degree from Wayne State University. Later, Melissa earned her Psychologist Certification and License to become a Psychological Associate.

They say that love is better the second time around. This was true for Melissa, when the love of her life Nathaniel Booker literally waltzed in and they married 6 months later on March 29, 1969. They remained together until January 18, 2021. Her career began with the Texas Employment Commission as a Social Worker and then she went on to work for the San Angelo Independent School system as a Child Psychologist. She retired from the Round Rock Independent School District about in 1997. She was compassionate about the welfare of children and was a true advocate.

Mrs. Booker had a special love for her community and social services. She was a member of the Le Coterie Organization and an active member of her Sorority. She also was a member of a Bridge Club for many years in Austin, Texas.

Melissa was preceded in death by her father Gabriel Hurt, mother Daisy Dabney, brother Thomas Marvin Hurt, sisters Nellie Jo Gordon and Mary Patterson, as well as her husband Nathaniel Booker. Melissa leaves to cherish her memory sister Vivian Carthorne, daughter Vinessa Booker Reese, sons Landon and George Booker; grandchildren Erica Booker, Jonathan Lawrence, Karmen Lawrence, Justin Booker, Eric Booker, Eddie Booker, Samantha Booker, Anamarie Booker, Larisha Booker and Jorge Booker; great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many dear friends.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Melissa Vidette Booker hosted by King-Tears Mortuary, Inc..

Melissa Vidette Booker Obituary - 2022 (2024)

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