Mildred Maxine ‘Jo’ Booth, 97, enjoyed traveling the country with her husband

Mildred Maxine ‘Jo’ Booth

SHALLOTTE — Mildred Maxine “Jo” Booth, 97, of Arbor Landing of Ocean Isle passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021, with her family by her side.

Jo was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Upshur County, West Virginia, to the late James Garfield and Martha Miles Wilfong. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Irene R. Hall, and her husband, Joe, Wilda Clark, and her husband, Ray, and Karl Wilfong, and his wife, Roberta.

She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and is a 35-year member of the Little River United Methodist Church. At the age of 25, Jo married the love of her life, Wayne Booth, and they began a life together. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed reading and traveling extensively. They traveled with their Airstream across America and spent many summers at the St. Lawrence River and many winters in Texas with their grandchildren.

Surviving are her loving husband of 72 years, William Wayne Booth; two daughters, Brenda Young, and her husband, Dwayne, of Trinity, Texas, and Lisa King of Calabash; grandchildren, Jill Hogue, Randi Vickers, and her husband, Adrian, Buck Hogue, and his wife Renee, and Brett Hogue; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Wilfong, and his wife, Fran, of Delaware; two sisters, Sue Gum of Michigan and Jeanne Ours of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.

Private memorial services will be conducted at Arbor Landing of Ocean Isle.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers at Arbor Landing and Amedisys Hospice for care given to Jo.

Memorials may be sent in her name to Amedisys Hospice, 1729 Southport-Supply Road, SE, Suite A, Bolivia, NC 28422.

Share online condolences with the family at Michael J. Fulwood Funeral Service Licensee.

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