Obits: Booker Mitchell Summers

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 26, 2014

 Booker Mitchell Summers

Booker Mitchell “Mitch” Summers of Olin died on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Davis Medical Center following an extended illness.

He was born in Iredell County on Sept. 16, 1942, son of the late Booker T. and Clara Campbell Summers. He graduated from Unity High School in 1961 and was a self-employed carpenter. For many years he built homes with his father, Booker T. Summers. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Harmony, where he served as a member of the Trustee Board and Usher Board. He enjoyed working and attending church. He spent more than 48 years with his partner, Jane Rose. 

He was preceded in death by 6 brothers, George, Samuel, Solomon, Alvin, Roosevelt, and Lee Preston Summers; and a sister, Willene S. Carson.

Survivors: Jane Rose of the home; 2 sons, Justin (Jesica) Summers and Nicholas Rose, both of Olin; 2 sisters, Irene (Dallas) Steele and Claudene Lewis, both Harmony; 3 grandchildren, Jalayiah, Janyiah, and Rosario Summers; many other relatives and friends. 

His funeral service was held Wednesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Harmony. The Rev. Jeffrey Miller officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery. The family met friends at the church 45 minutes before the service. 

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