Paula Frederica Pittard King Booker

04/24/1956 – 03/19/2021

Obituary for Paula Frederica Pittard King Booker

Paula Frederica Pittard King Booker, age 64, of Oak Ridge, passed from this life into eternal life on Saturday March 20, 2021. She was born on April 24, 1956 in Harriman Tennessee to Fred & Pauline Pittard. She was a 1974 graduate of Oak Ridge High School (74 Cruisers), attended ETSU, and received her masters at the University of Phoenix. Paula, an activist, was active within the civil rights movement as the Vice President of the Knoxville NAACP, securing over $60 million dollars from Knox County Government to equalize the funding for inner city schools and establishing what is now known locally as the Knoxville PARC Association as well as winning the landmark Supreme Court case against the Boeing Company establishing equal pay for everyone. Mrs. King Booker was a member of Spurgeon Chapel AME Zion Church. Paula was full of life and had a smile that could shame the sun. She was a devoted mother to her children and worked hard to provide for them. She loved dancing and traveling but what gave her true joy was spending time with her family. Mrs. Paula P. King Booker was preceded in death by her parents Fred & Pauline Pittard; siblings Dora Pittard and Billy Joe Harris; aunts, Reba Price, Myrtle Cale, Josephine Lee, Sarah Fain, Corine Radical, uncles, Robert and Curtis Harris, grandchildren, Frederica and William Booker, and special friend, Willie T. Booker. She is survived by her daughter, J.“Imani”(Aaron), son, William Taavian Booker, also beloved Jackie Griffin, Armand Booker, Jaman Booker, grandchildren, Jataallis Henderson and Tiger Booker, siblings, Yvonne D. Pittard and James Sinclair, nieces, Aisha T.
Faison, Carol Riser (Stephon), Alisha Harris, Sybil Cannon (Anthony), Tabby Taylor(Damon), Kristie Jamison (Maliki), nephew, Jeff Harris (Sylvia), great nieces, Aiyana D. Scott, Chelsey Carmichael (Kuron), Courtney Harris, D’Naysha Keltin Cannon, Briana Kai Brandon Jamison, Jalen Taylor, great nephews, Adrian Riser, Jaylan Taylor, Kelton Cannon, Kai Jamison, Brandon Jamison and a host of cousins and friends to include special friends, Imogene Moore, Diana Watson, Kathy Hodges, Dee Dee Chapman, Dewey Roberts, William Summey, Ronnie Capshaw, and extended family, Julie Harris and Blenza Phillips.

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Open Visitation

Friday, March 26, 2021
12:00PM – 8:00PM
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary
2823 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914

Receiving of Friends

Saturday, March 27, 2021
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Spurgeon Chapel AME Zion Church
100 Houston Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Oak Ridge Memorial Park
1501 Bethel Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830




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