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February 21, 1924 ~ April 30, 2019 (age 95)

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I Walked With God

My Walking Partner….Walking at His Pace and in His Direction  

In the cool of the day…….

From the sweet union of Stafford Booker and Lucille Stivers, God spoke and on February 21, 1924, Raymond Booker became a living soul.

At the age of 95, God spoke again and Raymond Booker received his eternal crown at the Pearly Gates on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

In addition to his childhood family, Raymond had (3) sisters, Anna, Billie Jean and Mary Elizabeth, and (3) brothers, Harold, Eddie and William, who all preceded him in death.


Walking in His Spirit and His Presence…….

——We walk by Faith, not by Sight——

Raymond was a true Born Again Christian, who devoted his life to the service of the Lord.

His Christian walk encompassed his role as a leader in his church.

He was the first to use the “Reel-to-Reel” Tape Ministry in the Canton area.

His service moved through Peoples Baptist Church (Canton), St. Mark Baptist Church (Canton), Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Akron), Original Harvest Baptist Church (Cleveland), and he returned back home to Peoples Baptist Church to fulfill the work and walk of the Lord.

His walk extended as a student, delegate and laymen participant in the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, the Ohio Baptist General Convention, the Great Northern Ohio Baptist District Association and the Canton-Warren-Youngstown Sub-District Association.


Walking in His Honor…….

The only God, for honor, and glory forever and ever.

In 1943 thru 1945, during the WWII, Raymond Booker served his country with honor as a Private First Class (PFC) in the United States Army.

He was a member of the WWII Supply Convoy called, “The Red Ball Express. “ His unit allowed General George Patton to keep his troops supplied at the front line.

For the past 6 years, Raymond Booker was a part of Operation Flads of Freedom and the Perry High School Army ROTC. Raymond  road upon the Veterans Military Float and the Army truck in the NFL Hall of Fame Parade. For which he was cheered by thousands for his military service.

On May 21, 2019, in Raymond’s honor, two graduating seniors from the Perry High School ROTC will receive the first annual “Raymond Booker Leadership Scholarship Award”.


Walking in Love…….

Raymond Booker leaves to cherish his …….”I DO” forever and ever Margaret Louise Ransom-Booker of 71 years. In his own words he said, “I knew I loved her from the first time I saw her. We lived in small towns - 8 miles apart in Kentucky. I was just a farm boy….”

He also leaves to cherish his “loving, precious jewels”; Judy Jones of Paris, Kentucky, Michael (Mary) and Pamela of Canton, Ohio, and Harold (Kathy) of Solon, Ohio; (8) grandchildren, Maurice, Wanda, Brittany (William), Ashley, Harold II, Carmen, and Gary; (5) great-grandchildren; (3) great-grandchildren.; (5) god-children, Shirley Ervin (Canton), Joyce Woods (Charlotte), Pastor George Dunwoody (deceased), Myrna Wess (Columbus0, Harriet Williams-Black (Canton); (10) special nieces, Micheline John (Dayton), Sherry Corley-May (Dayton), Anna Louise Hall-Cole (Monroe,Michigan), Brenda Stiver-Chenault (Akron), Vicky Washington (Cincinnati), Regina Ransom (Dayton), Alice Faye Hampton (Cleveland), LaVerne Mason (Cleveland), Carolyn Ransom (Ann Arbor, Michigan), and Sharon Melson (Dayton).

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May 8, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

May 9, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Peoples Baptist Church
701 17th Street S.E.
Canton, Ohio 44707

Celebration of Life
May 9, 2019

12:00 PM
Peoples Baptist Church
701 17th Street S.E.
Canton, Ohio 44707

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