Mary Ada Derrick Boozer, 91, of Prosperity, widow of O.H. “Dick” Boozer, died Monday, February 2, 2015, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on October 31, 1923, in Chapin, she was a daughter of the late George Arthur and Cedecia Annie Mae Wessinger Derrick. She was retired from American Fiber & Finishing. Mrs. Boozer was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she was a member of the Young at Heart Sunday School and the WMU. She was a member of the Friendly Road Runners of Newberry.

She is survived by daughters, Shirley Boozer (Richard) Fontaine of Springfield, VA and Janice Boozer (Tommy) Meeks of Newberry; a sister, Mabel Derrick Miller of West Columbia; sisters-in-law, Linda Lake (Ronnie) Griffith of Greenwood, Ruth Derrick of Newberry and Barbara Boozer of Sylvania, GA; grandchildren, Julie (Bob) Reikowski, Shelley M. (Eric) Willingham of Prosperity and Stephanie M. (Bobby) Hamby of Abbeville and ten great-granchildren. She was predeceased by brothers Homer Derrick, Furman Derrick, and Noah Derrick, and a sister, Adelaide Shealy.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, February 5, 2015, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Scott Kierstead and Rev. Bill Ebener. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to Tri-County Hospice, 13795 C.R. Koon Highway, Newberry, SC 29108

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#41 Audrey Henry 2015-02-07 09:00
Janice and Family, I was sorry to hear about your mother's death. I did not know her personally, but I know she produced a fine, loving daughter. My thoughts are with you.
#40 Wendy Sease 2015-02-05 06:18
Mrs. Mary Ada was one of the sweetest women that I have ever known. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!! Wendy (Cotney)Sease and family
#39 Sandra Collins 2015-02-04 19:50
Janice, i am so sorry for the loss of your mother for I know you were very close to her and did so much for her. The days ahead will be difficult without her, but we know she is now free of pain and suffering. I will remember her for her sweet smile & bubbly personality. Rejoice in knowing that she is now with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and that you will be with her again. Please know that I am here for you in any way I can help.
Love, Sandra
#38 judy an leo jennings 2015-02-04 19:23
We all will miss ya'll's mom, she will have a lot of friends there waiting to get a card game going. The missing will be hard, but we know god has a place waiting for her.
#37 Cathy Bagwell 2015-02-04 19:01
Janice, Stephanie, and Shelly and all the family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you needed her here but I guess God needed her more. She truly earned her Angel wings. I am here if you need to talk.
Cathy Bagwell
#36 Cheryl Bedenbaugh 2015-02-04 18:16
Janice, David & I send our sincerest sympathy to you & your family. You are in our thoughts & prayers. God bless you! David & Cheryl Bedenbaugh
#35 Lynne 2015-02-04 17:29
A kind, gentle soul; a loving family matriarch; a special lady and an enduring influence throughout my life. She will be missed greatly by those who had the privilege of having known and loved her. I share deeply with you in your grief, sorrow and loss. Lynne
#34 Kevin Bundrick 2015-02-04 15:47
Janice, Stephanie & Shelley sorry to hear about the passing of Ms Mary. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kevin
#33 June Force 2015-02-04 10:04
Janice and all the family, so sorry to hear of Ms. Mary Ada's death. Will keep you in my prayers. May God bless you.
#32 Laurie Bagwell Walke 2015-02-03 21:17
My deepest condolences are with your family for your loss. Ms. Boozer was always such a sweet woman during the time I spent at her house with Stephanie. She always treated me like I was part of the family. I lift your family in prayer that God will comfort you until you see her again.
#31 Sylvia and Joe Moore 2015-02-03 16:29
Janice, we are sorry to hear of your mothers passing.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#30 Tosha, Al and family 2015-02-03 14:10
May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you. Nobody that departs from this earth ever truly leaves, they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences,she will not be forgotten.
#29 Patricia Armfield 2015-02-03 11:59
Janice, Daddy and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May God give you and your family peace and comfort in the days ahead. May wonderful memories fill your heart as you remember your precious mom. Love to all. Patricia and Gordon Leslie
#28 Brice & Alice Boozer 2015-02-03 10:31
Janice and family, we are saddened to hear of your mom's passing. May you find peace and comfort in your time of sorrow.

Alice (Shealy) and Brice Boozer
#27 Joanne Stewart 2015-02-03 10:24
Janice, so sorry to learn of your losing your dear mother. Please know my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Hope to see you before long. Love, Joanne
#26 Christy Bouknight 2015-02-03 09:30
Prayers for your family during this difficult time. James, Zadean, and Christy Bouknight
#25 R Brown 2015-02-03 07:39
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the resurrection promise at John 5:28,29 that reads; "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all that are in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
#24 Judy Seibert 2015-02-03 07:37
Miss Mary was such a sweet lady. Always enjoyed seeing and talking with her. So sorry for your loss. RIP special angel .
#23 Susan Bowers 2015-02-03 05:30
Janice, I am so sorry to hear about your mama. You and your family are in my prayers.
#22 luann l gross 2015-02-02 23:13
Janice & family,so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. you all r in my prayers.
#21 Cathy Shealy 2015-02-02 22:50
We will always treasure our precious memories of Aunt Mary Ada ! She was a very delghtful lady with class and she was so dearly loved by all who knew her ! What a wonderful family reunion they must be having in heaven ! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ! We love you !
Cathy , Frankie, Crystal, Ceirsten, Carter, Claire, Brandon, Natalie , Katlyn , Hannah , & Jaxson
#20 Peggy Marlowe 2015-02-02 22:38
Janice, I'm so sorry for your loss, Ms Mary Ada was such a precious lady. I learned her from the beauty shop and learned to love her. No more suffering and she is in a better place.Love You, Peggy Marlowe
#19 Kerri and Ken Lew 2015-02-02 21:40
Mrs. Janice, Mr. Tommy, Eric, Shelley, Eric, Stephanie, & Bobby,
I am so sorry to hear of Granny's passing. She was a wonderful woman that I was very fortunate to know. I will be praying for you all as I know how difficult it can be to lose a parent and grandparent. May you all have peace and comfort during the coming days.
Ken and Kerri Lew
#18 Jim and Debbie King 2015-02-02 19:57
Janice, we are so terribly sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a sweet and precious person always concerned about others more than herself. I know you were very close to her and there will be heartache but I pray you will find God's peace, hope and joy during this time. Please know that many people love you and are here for you in any way you need us. Love and hugs for you!
#17 Rita Pritchard 2015-02-02 19:27
I am so sorry to hear that Mary Ada has passed. She was a delightful woman who cared deeply for others. I grew to love her.
You were an exceptional daughter to her and she knew you loved her dearly. May God comfort you and your family during this time of your loss. She will be missed. You & your family will be in my prayers.

Rita Pritchard
#16 Julie Barnes 2015-02-02 19:15
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I loved her like she was my grandma.
Love you all, Julie
#15 Cathy P. Jenkins 2015-02-02 16:59
Janice, I am so sorry about the loss of your precious mother. You were such a good daughter and she knew that. Cling to your sweet memories. Keeping you close in thought and prayer. Love , Cathy Jenkins
#14 Linda Davenport 2015-02-02 16:58
Janice and Famiky, I'm sorrybto hear of the loss of your mother.
I know you will miss her deeply. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#13 Dolly&Wayne Blount 2015-02-02 16:30
Janice and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We both have been there in this situation. We love y'all and pray God will be with you.
Love, Dolly and Wayne
#12 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2015-02-02 15:49
Janice and family:
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of Ms Mary Ada's home going. We always enjoyed having you and your Mom travel on the many trips with us. She was always so pleasant and kind to be with. May God bless and keep you in His care, especially at this time.
#11 Jim and Patsy Parks 2015-02-02 15:17
Janice and family, we are saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Her smile was so bright and contagious. I know your hearts are breaking and our prayer is that God will give you love, peace and comfort in the coming days. Love to you and your family.
#10 Linda Davenport 2015-02-02 15:05
Janice and Family, i'm sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I know you will truly miss her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#9 David & Karen Hughes 2015-02-02 14:24
Dear Janice and family,
We know this is a hard time for you, for you were so close to your Mom. Lifting you up in our prayers.May God's promise of an eternal home give you comfort.
#8 Von &Jean Hendrix 2015-02-02 13:22
Janice, Shelley , and family members, We have each of you in our prayers during this trying time. We will miss Mary Ada very much. We love her and enjoyed many trips with her and the seniors. May God hold each of you close during this time and give you peace and understanding. From our hearts to yours, Von and Jean Hendrix
#7 Mark & Missy Hipp 2015-02-02 13:08
Mrs. Janice & family-our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Mark & Missy Guy Hipp
#6 judy bailey 2015-02-02 12:41
Janice, So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Will keep you in thought and prayer.
#5 Nancy Warren 2015-02-02 11:56
I am so sorry to hear of your dear mother's death. I know how much you loved and cared for her. Praying that the Lord will give you strength, peace, and comfort during this difficult time.
#4 Wes/Helen Griffin 2015-02-02 11:53
Janice, our hearts are heavy for you; however, how blessed you and your mom have been to have had each other for so long! She's rejoicing with the King of Heaven and will be there waiting for you. She's in perfect health and blessed with joy. "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted."
#3 Rodney & Mary 2015-02-02 10:45
Janice and family, we are saddened to hear of your mother death. We will surely miss her as I know all of you will. God be with you and hold you in you grief
#2 Jan Hall 2015-02-02 10:33
Janice and Family, I am so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I know she will be missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will see you soon, Love you all, Jan
#1 Larry & Barbara Wise 2015-02-02 08:45
Janice we were so sorry to see that your mom has passed away. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers!

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