Fredonia Wallace Booker
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he
leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. -Psalm 23: 1-3-
On May 2, 1941 in Cusseta, Alabama the late T.J. Wallace, Sr. and Sis. Annie Pearl Lipscomb Wallace became the parents of their second daughter and third child born. They named her Fredonia, affectionately called “Freda”.
Fredonia attended school in Lanett and received her formal education from Lanier High School. Throughout here life she had several bids of employment, she being a waitress, domestic housewife and her final job was working at the Capital Building before retiring. Freda accepted Christ as her Personal Savior at an early age and was united with Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Opelika, Ala.
Fredonia met the love of her life, the late George Lee Booker and they were united in Holy Matrimony on July 31, 1964 in Lafayette, Alabama. To this union four children were born, Samuel, Anthony, Dexter and Eric.
In 1963, George and Freda moved to New York City where she then continued to blossom into the loving, caring individual who loved meeting people and entertaining. Her personality would light up a room. She would tell you like it was-the truth. She would make you “laugh” and then laugh for making you “laugh”. Her voice was filled with joy and laughter at anytime you spoke with her. In 1968, George and Freda moved back down south to Atlanta, first living in downtown, then moving to Dixie Hill and finally to the homestead in Decatur on Longdale. She was a member of the Elegant 7 and that often held gatherings at her home. “Freda” was truly the hostess with the most. She was an avid Atlanta Falcons Fan and Michael Vick was her #1 guy. She loved everything Atlanta, playing cards (bid whist) with family and friends, attending family functions, music and hosting her annual Thanksgiving Feast. You always would see “Freda” in front of the fryer with her apron on and ready to cook at any family function. Fredonia loved family and saw the importance of often gathering together for love, laughter, food and good cheers.
On Friday, May 27, 2022 at 2:56 P.M., God called our beloved home to eternal rest surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Fredonia Wallace Booker’s journey was completed victoriously. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mr. George Lee Booker; a son, Dexter Booker; and a brother, Tommie Lee Wallace, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories and mourn her loss: three sons, Samuel L. (Naketti) Booker, Sr. of Lanett, AL, George Anthony (Paula) Booker of Conyers, GA and Eric Booker of Decatur, GA; six grandchildren, Oronde (Pamela) Booker of Stone Mountain, GA, Kendall (Cathy) Booker of Atlanta, GA, Keith (Shakale) Booker of Madison, AL, Dion (Cymone) McDill of Columbus, OH, Samuel L.Booker, Jr. CFSP of Hammond, Louisiana and Sydni Booker of Conyers, Ga; twelve great grandchildren, Takoya (Michael) Johnson, Jasmine Scipio, Kennitra Booker, Oronde Jabari Booker, Ashante’ Booker, Naday Booker, Kendall Booker, Malachi McDill, Skylar McDill, Karsyn McDill, Taliyah King and Ja’Mori Lamar Booker; three great great-grandchildren, Mohammad Awad, Olivia Awad and Jahmyr Booker; one sister, Elizabeth (Amos) McCants of Decatur, GA; one brother, T.J.Wallace, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; two sisters-in-law, Diane Booker of Atlanta, GA and Shirleen. Booker of Detroit, MI; four aunts, Rosie B. Jones of West Point, GA, Ossie Pearl Johnson of Atlanta, GA, Mattie Streeter of Orlando, FL and Gertrude Pitts Walker of Brooklyn, New. York; one uncle, Walter (Theresa) Wallace of West Point,GA and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.