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Obituary
Belle Wrenn Booth
September 17, 1929 - December 16, 2018
Born in Person County, NC
Resided in Person County, NC
Visitation
Saturday December 22, 2018, After the Service
Roxboro Baptist Church
202 S. Main St.
Roxboro, NC 27573
 
Service
Saturday December 22, 2018, 2 PM
Church Service
Roxboro Baptist Church
202 S. Main St.
Roxboro, NC 27573
Belle Wrenn Booth peacefully went to Heaven on Sunday, December 16, 2018. She had been a resident of Cambridge Hills Assisted Living, where she received loving care and support.

Mrs. Booth was born in Person County to George Weldon and Ollie Solomon Wrenn. Raised on a tobacco farm, she was the fifth of seven children. Most evenings the family would gather around the piano, played by her mother, and sing. It was in this home Mrs. Booth developed her strong work ethic, love of music, and deep faith in Jesus. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, George Wrenn, Helen Blaylock, Hazel Johnson, and Merritt Wrenn. Two siblings, Anne Hill and Bill Wrenn survive.

After graduating from Roxboro High School, Mrs. Booth attended Hardbarger Business College in Raleigh. Her career included expeditor for M.Steinthal, teller for Peoples Bank, sales clerk for Carney’s, insurance agent for Mutual of Omaha, and proprietor of Cross Road Bookstore. She enjoyed participating in political campaigns and never missed an opportunity to vote. Mrs. Booth was appointed by Governor Jim Hunt to the Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees in 1977 and held that position until she resigned after 32 years of service. She stated, “My theory is, keep your foot in the door of learning, no matter what it is.”

A member of Roxboro Baptist Church for over 67 years, she served in numerous capacities and was a member of the Sisters in Christ Sunday School Class. She was also a Bible Study leader for Christian Women’s Club and a member of lay renewal teams. Mrs. Booth and her husband Bob were involved with prison ministry, rest home ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Gideons. Together, they opened Cross Road Bookstore in 1983. She continued to operate the store until it was sold in 2011. Sadly, Thomas L. “Bob” Booth lll, her husband of 61 years, passed away months later.

Faith and family were the most important components of Belle Booth’s life. She was a bold witness who believed in the power of prayer. She is lovingly remembered by her five children, Betsy Murray, Olivia Borgo, Rachel (Dennis) Moffett, Doris (Bruce) Jacobson, Tom (Jane) Booth IV; fifteen grandchildren, and seven great- grandchildren.

A service of thanksgiving and praise will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 22 at Roxboro Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. DuPre Sanders officiating. The family will greet friends in the fellowship hall following the service. Interment will be private.

Memorials are appreciated and may be made to Roxboro Baptist Church Missions Fund, PO Box 348, Roxboro, NC 27573 or to Piedmont Community College Foundation, PO Box 1101, Roxboro, NC 27573.