Jewel Johnson Booker Green

Published 11:39 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mrs. Jewel Johnson Booker Green was born April 15, 1921 in Reidsville, SC and entered into rest on May 23, 2013 at St. Luke Hospital in Columbus, NC.

Mrs. Green was the daughter of the late Claude Johnson and Willie Crawford Johnson.

She was a God-fearing woman. She loved God, her family, friends and enjoyed helping people in the community. She was a faithful member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Tryon for 60 years. She served as president of the Altar Guild for 25 years and loved singing in the choir. The Daughters of Good Shepherd Church honored her in 2003 with “Jewel Green Day” in recognition of 50-years of outstanding service to the church.

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For more than a decade Mrs. Green worked as a Ward Clerk at St. Luke’s Hospital before her retirement. Afterwards she assisted at Sheppard’s Little Lamb Preschool, volunteered with the RIF Reading Program, the Red Cross Disaster team, and the Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries. She was also a member of the Friendship Council, the Court of Calante #413, and the Eastern Stars. Among others awards, she received a Certificate of Appreciation from Tryon City Schools in 1982-1983, an appreciation award from the T.C.O.B.S. in 1992, the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in 1993, and the Church and Community Award from Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in 1993. In addition, she was featured in a Polk County Historical Society DVD that is now available at the Polk County Library.

She was preceded in death by her initial spouse Boyce Jason Booker, Sr., a son, Boyce Jason Booker, Jr., her late husband William Green, four sisters and four brothers. Left to cherish very fond and especially loving memories of her are daughters Joan B. Sheppard and spouse Elder Benny L. Sheppard, of Tryon; Julia B. Miller, of Tryon; Jane A. Booker, of Newark, NJ; Janice A. Booker Wyatt and spouse Henry J. Wyatt, M.D., J.D. of Washington, DC; Ella J. Booker, daughter-in-law and widow of Boyce Jason Booker, Jr. of Spartanburg, SC; and sons Dr. Jackie Robinson Booker, Sr. and spouse Kathy B. Booker of Orangeburg, SC; and Dr. James R. Booker, of Tryon, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, cherished friends and church family members.