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Major Booth, Jr
February 21, 1950 ~ August 25, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
A viewing will be held at True Vine MBC 3765 SC Hwy 90 Conway, SC 29527 Saturday Sept. 2, 2023 3-4PM
The Funeral will be held at True Vine MBC 3765 Hwy 90 Conway, SC 29527 Saturday Sept. 2, 2023 4PM.
Rev. Major H. Booth, Jr., son of the late Dea. Major Harrison Booth, Sr., and Mrs. Mazie Bellamy Booth, was born February 21, 1950 in Conway, South Carolina. He was married to Laura Pickett and to this union three children were born: Major III, Cornelius, and Leah.
He attended Whittemore Elementary and was a proud graduate of the Class of 1968 at Whittemore High School. While in high school he was very active participating in the creation of the yearbook and was a member of the “Intelligent Ten”. After high school, Major attended Denmark Technical College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Tailoring.
After college, Major enlisted in the United States Army and served as a textile repairman from July 1971 until July 1974. He served in several different duty assignments including Germany.
Major enjoyed many different job assignments that took him to New Jersey, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. In 1991, he opened the Tailors House in St. Marys, GA. He had a thriving business that did tailoring, embroidery and custom-made clothing. There were several years in which he was voted “Best Tailor” by the Camden County community. Starting in 1998, he was responsible for doing tailoring and embroidery for the military and public at the Navy Exchange of Kingsbay, GA. Major was also a personal stylist and dressed celebrities including Ben Vereen.
Major Booth, Jr., was an active member in his community and church. He started his Christian journey at True Vine M.B. Church in Conway, SC. In 1987, he was licensed to preach the gospel from the gospel ministry at Blessed Hope Baptist Church in North Charleston, SC. In 1989, he was ordained as a Deacon at Maranatha Baptist Church in Brunswick, GA. While in Jacksonville, FL, he was active and attended the Beach Church and was most recently a member of Restoration Church.
Family and family gatherings were very important to Major. He especially enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner in South Carolina in which his specialty dish was ham. He also enjoyed fishing, telling “Bubba” jokes, sharing useless facts, dressing in high fashion, and serving as a volunteer mentor for Lawtey Correctional Institution.
As he was affectionately called Major, “Uncle Bubba”, and “Bubba”, his memory will forever be cherished by his children: Major III of Phoenix, AZ, Cornelius of St. Marys, GA, and Leah of Jacksonville, FL; two grandchildren Malik Alderman and Canasia James; three sisters: Andean (Lucius) Campbell of Conway, SC, Beneature (Charles) Pee of Conway, SC, and Hilda Alderman of Jacksonville, FL; by an uncle Frank Booth; aunts, Mary E. Hickman, Betty Booth, Minnie Freeman, Shirley Frinks, Ruby Powell, Mary Hammonds, Marie Ganus, and Estella Campbell. Also treasuring his memory are his nephews: Paul Campbell and Romulus McNeill; nieces: Valerie McNeill and Crystal Pee; great nephews: Connor Maxwell-Campbell and Harrison McNeill; and many great cousins, friends, business partners, and members of Restoration Church of Jacksonville, FL. Special friends included Myrtice Brown, Rebecca Cooper, Brenda Gross, and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Martin. His kindness and tailoring skills will be remembered by all that met him.