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Arlene Darnella Booth

October 31, 1946 — June 17, 2023

Knightdale, North Carolina

Arlene Darnella Booth was born on October 31, 1946 to father William Jefferson Booth and mother Mollie Ella Lomax. She was raised in West Philadelphia where she shared a home with them and her older sister, Dolores. Arlene was educated in the Philadelphia school system graduating from Overbook High School. 

After high school she worked at companies such as Kraft food, and as a key punch operator, ultimately leading her into the medical field. She began this journey working as a CNA, Certified Nurse Assistant, for several years before deciding to become a registered nurse. Over the next 30 plus years she dedicated her life to taking care of others. 

In addition to her nursing career, she earned her real estate license enabling her to purchase properties. Later she developed her company, Comfort Hands homes, where the mission was to provide affordable local housing. 

Arlene enjoyed life and always aimed to elevate herself. She wasn’t afraid to try new things. She was involved in her community and served as a block captain. She became a member of the Eastern Stars and other organizations such as Pre Paid legal services, Traci Lynn Jewelry, a coffee company and she own a retail website, Teresa’s Corner. Yes, Arlene loved making money. But let’s not forget, she loved to dance. 

Arlene transitioned on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Along with a host of friends and family, she is survived by her beloved partner Ramon Pagan Jr., daughter Yevonne Dolores Crowley, stepson Joe Pagan, daughter n law Julie Pagan. Grandchildren Joshua, Kevin, Nicholas, Frankie, Angie, Evie, Marilyn, Julie, and Tone. Great Grandchildren Kelsea, Journie, Marcus, jay, Elijah, Emily, Cindy, Lou, Jadiel, Francisco, Annalise, Eli, and Noah. 

Close cousins Gloria Booth, Harriet Lomax and longtime friend Paulette Hobson.

We know while she is absent from her body she is present with the Lord and in our hearts. 

The family wants to give their sincere thanks for sharing in this moment and for all the prayers, support and, condolences. 


A poem for Mom:

Our Mother kept a garden.
A garden of the heart;
She planted all the good things,
That gave our life its start.

She turned us to the sunshine,
And encouraged us to dream:
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem.

And when the winds and rains came,
She protected us enough;
But not too much, she knew we need
To stand up strong and tough.

Her constant good example,
Always taught us right from wrong;
Markers for our pathway
To last our whole life long.

We are our Mother's garden,
We are her legacy.
And we hope today she feels the love,
Reflected back from thee

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

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