Maurice Kendall Booth

February 23, 1937 - October 3, 2005

Mr Maurice Kendall Booth, age 68 of The Colony, Texas passed away on Monday, October 3, 2005 in Carrollton, Texas. He was born on February 23, 1937 in North Carolina to Edward and Irene (Bryan) Booth. He worked for Piedmont Airlines as a Customer Service Manager for thiry years going on later to own and operate Mail ‘N More and also The Colony Directory. Maurice married Cheryl Beebout on November 11, 1988 in Columbia, Iowa and was a member of the Baptist Faith. Many people around town knew and respected Maurice Booth, when he owned and operated Mail’N More from 1993 to 1999 he was more than just a local business owner. He became a good friend to many and never hesitated to lend a hand to someone in need. There were many busy times in the shipping industry but none more so than the holidays. When a woman was ill and couldn’t leave her house Maurice went to her and took care of shipping her packages for her. Another gentleman who had lost his job just before the holidays was unable to pay to ship his gifts but Maurice took care of the shipping charges and allowed the man to pay him as he could. He was always aware of the needs of his customers and community and will be greatly missed. Maurice is survived by his wife, Cheryl Booth of The Colony, Texas; children, Susan Booth Barnes of Galloway, New Jersey, Angela Booth Dockery of Apex, North Carolina and Maurice “Kenny” Booth, Jr., of Odenville, Alabama; grandchildren, Michael Wayne Blease, Matthew Raymond Blease, Adam Marcus Dockery, Bryan Lucas Dockery, Joshua Ryan Dockery, Robert Anthony Booth, Richard Alan Booth and brother, Donald Booth and wife Daphne Civils of Cove City, North Carolina. A Visitation will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 7, 2005 at The First Baptist Church of The Colony with Reverend Bruce Scofield officiating. Interment will be in Burlington, North Carolina.

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I worked with Maurice at Mail n More for 2 years at Christmas time in 1997-1998. Always full of laughter and caring for others, even teasing!!! I will miss you and may you be at peace- there is no other like you. Shannon Marie Parsons, October 7, 2005 A good friend, business associate and fellow Ham Radio Operator. He was always a gentleman and happy to help someone in need. I will miss him, as will lots of others, who had the pleasure of knowing him. Good Bye, old friend see you in heaven. Robert W. Bean, October 6, 2005