Mary  Booker
Mary Booker

March 29, 1949 - December 14, 2018
Resided in Richmond, VA
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Mary Doretha Booker, who is known by her friends as Teresa, was born on March 29, 1949, to James and Vernell Bell. She was preceded in death by her sister Carol and her long-time companion of 34 years, Richard Carter.

In the early stages of her life, Mary experienced some rough days and had some difficult challenges to overcome. As a child, she lost both parents, which caused her to grow up in foster homes, and be separated from her siblings.

Nonetheless, those experiences made her stronger and made her a survivor. Later on in her life, she met John L. Booker. From that marriage, Mary gave birth to her one and only son, John Jr. She also helped to raise two godsons, Anthony and Bryant.

Mary was a hard worker, sometimes holding down two or three jobs at a time in order to provide for her son and give him a better life. Her hard work over the years payed off; she became employed for the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

Mary loved to decorate and loved making arts and crafts projects. She always had a keen eye for details, no matter how small they were.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, John Jr. (Judy); her siblings Russell, Gloria, and Joanne; her grandchildren, Riy’yad (Emily), Latifah (Jasmine), and Aijah; one great-grandson, Mason; her closest friends, Sissy and Troy; and a host of other family and friends.

Service dates and times can be viewed below.




Chiles Funeral Home
2100 Fairmount Ave.
Richmond, VA US 23223
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Funeral Service
Chiles Funeral Home
2100 Fairmount Ave.
Richmond, VA US 23223
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
12:00 PM