Ella Mae E. Booth

Published 7:49 pm Friday, November 8, 2013

BASSFIELD – Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae Easterling Booth, age 86, of Bassfield, were held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Progress MB Church, Bassfield. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pastor Marcus P. Hull officiated the services. Reeves Funeral Home, Inc. of Mount Olive, was in charge of the arrangements.

Honorary pallbearers were Donald Bass, Marcus McDonald, Mario Applewhite, Thomas E. Booth, Johnny (Shawn) McCloud, Robert Bass, Quincy Booth, Reginald Booth, and James Johnson, Jr.

Active pallbearers were Ledera Graves I, Deacon Greg Barnes, Alvin Moore, Sr., Randall Michell, Ricardus Harper, James Ball, and Anthony Williams

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Flower bearers were nieces, cousins, and Program MBC Ushers.

Mrs. Booth passed away on Saturday, October 26, at the Song and Health and Rehab Center, Columbia.

She was a devoted member of Progress MBC serving as an usher, Mission sister, and active Sunday school member.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Luannar Easterling; her husband, Dovie Thomas (D.T.) Booth; two sons, Barnahus and Calvin Booth; brothers, Luther, T. J., Willie, Walter, M. L.; sisters, Maggie and Janie Ruth; and one grandson, Patrick.

Survivors include her children Ruby McGilvery, Annie McDonald, Fannie Applewhite, all of Bassfield and Gloria Stevens, Grand Bay, AL; sons, Travis Booth, Pascagoula and Thomas Booth, Bassfield; three sisters, Emma L. Harper, Georgia M. Bass, Bassfield, and Elizabeth Reese, Sumrall; two special grandchildren who cared for her, Sha’Tearany Smith and Deborah Harper; two sisters-in-law, Hester Easterling and Vernell Easterling; 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.