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Booker T. Newsome, Jr. was born on May 20th, 1946 to Booker T., Sr. and the late Aurelia A. Newsome. Booker T., Jr. was called to everlasting peace on August 29th, 2014.
A native Georgian, Booker T. was the second of nine children; Rose (deceased), Kenneth, Btemoswen, Carol (deceased) and Carl, Maznyl and twin (still-born), and Ailerua.
After graduating Charles E. Johnson High School in 1963, he attended Tuskegee University on a full football scholarship. After one month at the prestigious university he left when asked to assist with building the girls’ dormitory. His words, "I did not come to help build no dormitory!" Booker T., Jr. continued his education at Savannah State University where he stayed for two years. Booker T., Jr. left Georgia and moved north to Washington, D.C. where he lived out his early years. He later returned home to his roots in the south where he lived out the rest of his years.
Booker T., Jr. leaves behind six children; Tanya, Butch, Tarvis, Baneesha, Regina, and Shan-Toya. Booker T., Jr. also leaves a host of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
To My Family,
Thanks for being there for me. Now I must go to my new place like the ocean with no end. God said my work here is all done. It is time for me to go and I could not say "no," for He said there is No Pain, No Sickness, just Joy! Joy! Joy!
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