All of Me Lord……
I Give You All of Me, Lord Jesus
“Follow me as we turn the pages of our Journey together….”
Holy, Holy, Holy…Lord God Almighty
Michael, my first born, my Beaming Star, “I Shall wear A Crown Someday”
All of Me Lord……
Ninety four years ago Almighty God, I, Margaret Louise Ransom-Booker, heard your still small voice and came unto you through the sweet union of Charles and Margaret Ransom.
On Sunday, June 13, 1926, in Paris, Kentucky, I was born into a special God-Breathed Family of 3 Sisters: Juanita Ransom, Nannie Mae Corley and Sadie Francis Ransom-Melson, along with two brothers Charlie and Milton Ransom.
I received my formal education, grade school through college, in Paris, Kentucky.
I met the ‘love and soul-mate’ of my life, Raymond Booker, during my teenage years. We were married on April 24, 1948. Our union lasted 72 beautiful years.
Lord, all my life I shared myself with your people. I laughed and cried with them. I’ve encouraged them, prayed for them, taught them, supported them and loved them as you loved me.
“Oh How I Love Jesus”
I worked for the Canton City Schools District, doing my best as your humble servant and a Paraprofessional. I was employed at Timken Vocational High School, Crenshaw Middle School and McKinley Senior High School. I was a ‘Teacher’ in my own right. Many of my students still remember me as being ‘tough’ but ‘fair & loveable.” Some of my fondest memories were during my time with the Leila Green Alliance of Black School Educators, where I was an active member.
Pamela Lucille, my middle child, one and only daughter, Star of Wisdom, “It was a long time ago, He Touched Me”
All of Me Lord……
I was a faithful member of the Peoples Baptist Church, Canton, Ohio. I served many years as the personal assistant for my Pastor, the late Reverend William H. Cotton. I was a dutiful Missionary, serving as the Director of the Dorcas Circle. My passion for Missionary service extended to other churches in the city of Canton, state of Ohio, and across the country.
I was the Choral Director of the Mass and Youth Choirs.
“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, He is the King of My Life,
I Crown Thee Now, Thine Shall the Glory Be”
My extended memberships included St. Mark Baptist Church (Canton, Ohio); Mount Zion Baptist Church (Akron, Ohio); and Original Harvest Missionary Baptist Church (Cleveland, Ohio)
I was an active student, delegate and teacher of Missions in many Baptist Conventions. These included The National Baptist Convention, USA Inc; The Ohio Baptist Convention (OBGC), The Northern Ohio Baptist Association (NOBDA) and the Canton-Warren-Youngtown Sub-District (C-W-Y)
As I launched out into the Deep, God elevated me into His Kingdom work and I became the President of the “Great” NOBDA Women’s Auxiliary and later as a Vice-President of the OBGC Women’s Auxiliary.
“Out of the Depths of my Soul I cried….Jesus Draw Nigh”
Harold Stafford, my youngest child, the Honourable Star, “The Only Hope We Have, It’s in Christ Jesus”
All of Me Lord……..
My interests included family, singing songs/Hymns of Zion, praising GOD, Public Speaking, organizing Women’s Missionary Groups and being one of the best Culinary Artist in the city.
In my Legacy, and to cherish my memory, I leave my (3) Precious Jewels, Michael (Mary), Pamela, Harold (Kathy), (8) grandchildren: Maurice, Wanda, Brittany (William), Ashley, Harold II, Carmen and Gary; (8) great-grandchildren; (2) great-great grandchildren; (5) God-children Bernadine Wade, Joyce Woods, Myrna Wess, Bobby Daniels, Harriet Williams-Black; a host of special nieces, nephews, friends, and the last surviving Sister, Sadie Francis Ransom-Melson. A very special cousin, Harry Downing and a very special sister, Iona Hester-Guillory.
I was preceded in death by my husband of 72 years, Raymond Booker. Also, preceding me in death were my siblings Charlie Ransom, Juanita Ransom, Nannie Mae Corley, Milton Ransom and my God-child, Pastor George Dunwoody.
“Oh, I Want to See Him……Just to Behold His Face”
You called me once again Lord, but this time I reached my eternal home on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 and there I saw you face to face. It was Some Glad Morning when this Life was over that I Flew Away to see my Jesus!!!!
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