Elijah "E.J." Booker, Jr.

April 26, 1927, December 01, 2019

Elijah Booker, Jr.

Elijah “E.J.” Booker, Jr., 92, of Beaumont, died Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Collier Park, Beaumont. He was born on April 26, 1927, in Hemphill, to Zelma Bell Booker and Elijah Joseph Booker, Sr. In 1992, E.J. retired from Sandoz as an instrument engineer.

He enjoyed traveling to all fifty states with his loving wife, Zelta. They loved to hike and ski the mountains of Colorado. In his spare time, he would fish, hunt, and make furniture in his workshop. Each year he and Zelta took their grandchildren on trips of adventure. He lived a wonderful life. E.J. was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and a faithful servant to Christ, exemplifying Him in his service to others.

Survivors include his children, Jo Carolyn Crowell and her husband, Ronnie, of Dime Box, Texas; Derwyn Booker and his wife, Susan, of Clute; Jerome Booker and his wife, Amanda, of Silsbee; and Belle Lisa McGinnis and her husband, Dennis, of Kingwood, Texas; brother, Jimmy Edward Booker, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Todd Crowell; Scott Crowell and his wife, Katie; Garrett Crowell and his wife, Adrienne; Marshall Booker; Lauren Booker; Eric Booker; Ryan Booker; Elizabelle Booker; Elliot Booker; Elyse Rozelle and her husband, Eric; Allison McGinnis; Daniel McGinnis; Colleen McGinnis; Blayne McGinnis; eleven great-grandchildren.

E.J. is preceded in death by his wife of seventy-one years, Zelta Dolores Booker; son, John Keith Booker; sister, Margie Pearl Gray.

A gathering of Mr. Booker’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m., until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Weeks Chapel Cemetery, Jasper.

The family would like to express its love and gratitude to Sherry Martin, who provided loving and compassionate care to both E.J. and Zelta for the past several years. She has blessed the family in many ways through her kindness and faithfulness.

Video

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, December 05, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Interment
Weeks Chapel
Jasper Jasper, TX 75951

Comments (3)

  • Randall Thompson

    11 December 2019 at 03:33 | #

    One of the best people I have ever met on this earth.

    reply

  • Ginia Busby Burton

    05 December 2019 at 02:07 | #

    Eddie and I send our sympathies in friendship to you and your family. We pray that the wonderful memories will help to ease the grief and the confidence of Heaven will comfort your hearts. Our thoughts will be with you as you say Good Bye and See You Later while celebrating a life well lived.

    reply

  • Mary Stinebrickner

    03 December 2019 at 00:26 | #

    MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY. NOW HE IS WITH HIS LOVE, ZELTA. REST IN PEACE, E.J.

    reply

Leave a comment

You are commenting as guest.