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Joseph D. Booker, Jr.


Sunrise: October 12, 1952

Sunset: July 26, 2020

Sunday Afternoon on July 27, at 4:56pm, the angel of death quietly came into our midst and ushered Joseph our devoted love one into eternal rest.

 Joseph D. Booker, Jr. was born on October 12, 1952 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Rosa L. Long and the late Deacon Joseph D. Booker, Sr. He was predeceased by three brothers, Roosevelt Stover, Larry D. Booker, Sr., and Rickey L. Booker.

 He attended Portsmouth Public Schools. He worked at Howard Motor Freight Company for several years. He went on to further his career at Portsmouth Public Utilities Department for 29 years of service until he retired.

 Joseph (Bobo)was a loving, kind, generous and caring person. He loved to be around family and friends having fun. He loved helping people. He loved cutting grass and landscaping people yards.  His favorite scripture was Psalms23.

 Joseph leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife Cindy Booker for over 30 years, three daughters, Gwendolyn Garland and Ciara Brown both from Portsmouth, Va.; Veronica Campbell (Alfonza) of Chesapeake, Va.; four sons, Terrell Brown of Northern Virginia; Joseph D. Arrington of Virginia Beach, Va.; Dion Adams (Kamisha) of Portsmouth, Va.; Jamal Brown of Portsmouth, Va.; three sisters, Mary Shannon (Mike) of Lancaster, SC; Eunice Jubray (Eugene)of Portsmouth, Va.; and Stephanie Ashby (Oliver) of Chesapeake, Va.; sixteen grandchildren’s; 32 great grandchildren’s and one great great grand; one uncle; three aunts and a host of step brothers, step sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A special great grandson Andre Everett III “Bink” his eating partner.

Viewing Monday, August 3, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Mary and Kenneth Faison says

    Ken and I are saddened to hear of Bobo’s passing. Please know that all of you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. The joy he brought will always be remembered with a BIG smile–like he always displayed. Rest in peace cousin. A life well done!

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    Major Harris Jr says

    My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Joseph (BoBo) Booker Jr. Although, BoBo and his family may not remember me, but,
    I remember them dearly. Many days BoBo, Frankie Boy, Sinbad, me and others played football in the backyard. We were like family, we all got along like brothers. RIH, BoBo and my deepest sympathy and prayers to the family for their loss.

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    Ethelyn Whitehead Holley says

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your love one. Look to the Lord for your strength during these times. He will see you through all the heartache and pain.

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    LaShawn Henderson says

    Condolences and prayers to the entire family. My whole life I’ve known you as uncle (BoBo) Always greeting me with a hug and a smile and asking how the rest of the family doing. We always appreciate your thoughts love and kind words and to you we want to say that we love you and will always cherish your memory!! We asked God to continue to pray and watch over the family during this time.
    Love always:
    (The Henderson family )

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    Raymond Goodman says

    My heart greives for the loss of our dear friend “BoBo”. Gregory, Bubba Ross and myself will always remember you. You were the best neighbor, and lifetime friend we could have ever had. You and your “cool jerk” dance at my retirement party was a blast. “Rest in peace we love you “bro”
    Raymond Goodman
    & the Goodman
    family
    Goodmanfamily

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    Michael Abernathy says

    To the Joseph Booker family may you be at peace God bless you and Bobo may you rest in peace

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    Connie Cannon says

    Sending our condolences to Cindy and the family. We the Moore family sorry to hear about the loss of your love one. Bobo we love you because you always greeted with love and words of kindness. You will truly be missed definitely your Lincoln Park family. My father “Willie Moore” worship the ground you walked on. RIH brother with another mother! 🕊🕊

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    M.L. Williams says

    To Cindy and the entire Booker Family:

    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of our dear TBC brother, Joseph “BoBo” Booker, Jr.! He was always such a joy to be around and he always had a genuine spirit. I trust that the Booker Family knows they are in our thoughts and prayers. For God never fails! HE shall continue to take care of you even in this sad hour.
    Be blessed.

    Deacon Michael Williams and Family (Third Baptist Church – TBC)

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    Ronald Barnes says

    Sorry to hear of Bobo’s passing. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. I will always miss his pop-up visits , sitting in the garage listening to old school music and fun conversations. There was never a dull moment being around him .He was a good friend and co-worker. RIP my friend.

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