Obituary of Vicky Booker
Vicky Michelle Booker was born on February 22, 1956 to the late Chadwick and
Mary Booker. She was their youngest child. Her elementary and secondary
education was in the Wyandanch Public Schools. She completed her post secondary
education at Fordham University, Bronx, New York with a degree in Economics.
Vicky continued her education at New York University (NYU) and earned a
Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management.
Her employment began with Emigrant Savings Bank where she developed effective
recruitment strategies and was lead representative at unemployment hearings for the bank.
At Montifiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, she was responsible for recruitment and
placement of qualified candidates in administrative and clerical support positions.
Employment with the New York State Credit Union League and Affiliates involved
assisting credit unions in the NYC-Long Island area with financial analysis, policies
and procedures, operational issues and strategic planning. While employed by
Geritrex Corporation in Mount Vernon, NY, her first responsibility was producing
monthly sales and marketing analysis. She was soon promoted to Contract Manager
where she handled all contract matters with national wholesalers, state agencies and
the federal government including the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and
Department of Defense. At each place of employment Vicky was regarded highly
and made lifelong friends. She received recognition for her dedication to her
Vicky usually attended religious services at Parkchester Baptist Church but also
worshipped at The Church of the Master in Harlem and Holy Trinity Baptist Church
when visiting family on Long Island. Always conscious about giving back to her community, Vicky was committed toFriends of Brookville Park in Queens, PEP Senior Service in the Bronx and St.
Peter’s Food Pantry in Manhattan.
Vicky loved to attend Off Broadway and on Broadway shows. She enjoyed
attending concerts and programs especially at the Schomburg Center and Carnegie
Hall. Spending time with family and her sister-friends always brought her so much
joy. She was a voracious reader of fiction and non-fiction books.
Vicky served as secretary and treasurer of the Stewardship Investment Club. She
was a charter member of the NAUW (National Association of University Women)
Metropolitan New York Branch. She served as recording secretary and chair of the
Scholarship Committee. She was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation for
dedication, commitment and service to this branch in 2019. She was also awarded a
Certificate of Recognition from the Harlem Council of Presbyterian Churches in
Vicky was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Michael Booker, Chadwick
Booker, Carl Booker and Ronnie (Samuel) Booker. She leaves to celebrate her life,
her brother Kevin Booker (Kitty), sister Wendy Green (James), sisters-in-law Julia
VanEyken, Amityville, Lucille Booker, Palmdale, CA, Roslyn Holder, Copiague.
Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews across the
United States. Also the Wyandanch Warriors Class of 1974 and many, many sisterfriends.