Birchie Lea Booton
Date of Birth: May 16, 1925
Date of Death: November 12, 2020
November 16, 2020 - 11:00 am - Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne, WV
Birchie Lea Booton of Lavalette went to be with the Lord Thursday morning after she passed away at the age of 95 years old. She was born May 16, 1925 at Race Fork, Virginia to the late Gorden Cloyd Rife and Loueasy Justice Rife. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Booton and son Ernest Fonzo Blankenship; brothers, Russell Dewey Rife, Erwin Rife, Robert Rife; sisters, Jessie Shuff, Gertrude Huff . Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Ginger Booton of LaGrange, GA.; grandchildren, Trevor Booton, Mark Rowsey, Penny Johnson and Duane Blankenship; great grandchildren, Xavier and Chase Rowsey, Melissa and Matthew Johnson; sister, Willy Jean Blankenship and many nieces and nephews. Birchie worked as a waitress, worked at the cigar factory, cooked at Lavalette Elementary School, worked as a security guard, cleaned houses and the Lavalette Bank. She was most proud of being a house wife and taking care of her children and grandchildren. Birchie was also a member of Grace Gospel Church. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11:00, November 16th at Elmwood Cemetery in Wayne, WV by the Rev. Keith Wiebe Jr.
From: Jerry and Becky Davis Nov 13 2020 10:28PM We are so sorry for your loss, but rejoice for her in her home going. We always enjoyed her at church and church meetings. We remember fun with her as we attended some of the Caleb meetings together. We are thankful for the special times when we were able to visit with her in her home. Our prayers will be with the family during this difficult time. From: Robert (Bob) Ours Nov 17 2020 10:35PM Terry and Ginger, I was so sorry seeing the passing of your mother. i remember seeing your mom and dad when they lived at the St. Cloud Commons building. Later after your dad passed, I went with you a few times to visit your mother. Your mother was just like the picture that the paper showed ... smiling and a warm person. You were very lucky to have such a person as your mother and how she kept moving on to take care of her self. Such a strong person. So lucky to have her that long. I hope to get a chance to talk with you in the next month or so.(where we can rekindle the world's fastest ride to a stone wall in your 500 Triumph) and the west end Huntington Kroger store .