Demaris Booker

Demaris Booker

July 8, 1944 September 5, 2020

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Obituary for Demaris Booker

Demaris Booker was born on July 8, 1944 in Langsdale, Alabama. She was the oldest of the five children from the union of Lucille and B.J. Booker. At a young age, she and her family relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan where they planted roots. From her early years, she had a zeal for civil rights advocacy and community involvement, which remained with her for the duration of her life.

Demaris became a staple in the Ann Arbor Public School system. She had a passion for working with and mentoring kids and ultimately retired from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.

Family was an integral part in the life of Demaris. She had one daughter, Diarra, which means “lovable gift” and represents the blessing she found in motherhood. She also played an integral role in raising her nephew/son, Marcus Hart, whom she loved dearly.

Demaris wore many different hats in this world. She was a wonderful mother to Diarra (Jarred) and Marcus (Lindsay) and grandmother to Jacquelyn. She was a great sibling to her sisters who preceded her in death, Faye and Jacquelyn and is survived by Joan and Danny (Sue). And of course, she loved and cared for Precious, her beloved Havanese for over 12 years!

How do you frame up a life so well lived? It seems impossible. But Demaris lived her life to the fullest. She fought the good fight to the very end. And she leave behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and cherished friends to honor her legacy!

Memorial contributions in memory of Demaris Booker may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday September 9, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Carpenter Road Chapel
    2400 Carpenter Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday September 9, 2020
    4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing
  • Interment

    Washtenong Memorial Park
    3771 Whitmore Lake Road
    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Burial will be Private

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Drew & Evett sent flowers to the family of Demaris Booker.
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Beverly Tyler

Demaris will be greatly missed by many in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti communities. She had an inspiring lust for living during very difficult times. She shared her love and dedication to improving the lives of others. She fought a good fight. Now, Rest In Peace!
Comment | Posted at 06:29am via Condolence

Valerie Eaglin

Sending my deepest sympathy to the Booker family. May fond memories bring you comfort and peace. Blessings to all...
.......Valerie Eaglin
Comment | Posted at 11:41pm via Condolence

Jennifer Kunec

Fond memories of working with Demaris at Pioneer. Lots of love to all of her family.
Jen Kunec
Comment | Posted at 10:13pm via Condolence

Ruth Williams

My sincere condolences to the family.
Comment | Posted at 03:04pm via Condolence

joan finn

My sincere condolences to Demaris's family. I had the pleasure of working with her in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. She will be remembered by many. in our community.
Joan Finn
Comment | Posted at 12:42pm via Condolence

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