Myra Lightsey Booth, 76, passed away on November 13, 2012 at an Abilene hospital. Graveside services will be 10:00a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Resthaven Cemetery, Midland, Texas under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Myra Lightsey Booth was born December 21, 1935 in Veribest, Texas to Henry D. and Ruby Wilson Lightsey. She grew up in San Angelo and graduated from San Angelo Lakeview High School. On August 20, 1957 she married Tommy G. Booth at her parents' home in Midland. Tommy and Myra spent the next 18 years moving wherever the United States Marine Corps sent them. In 1975 they moved back to Midland to be near family. While living there Myra was Tommy's partner in owning and operating a successful armored car company, as well as working as a secretary in a security guard company. In 1997 they moved to Abilene to be near their daughter and other family. Myra was a member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene. She enjoyed rooting for the Texas Rangers and listening to gospel music. Preceding her in death were her husband, Tommy; a daughter, Kristy; her parents; a brother, Noel Lightsey of Kings Mountain, NC; and a sister, Patricia Griffith of Gatesville, TX. She is survived by a son, Tommy Booth, Jr. of Abilene; a daughter, Kathy Booth of Abilene; and a brother, L. K. (Lois) Lightsey of Brookhaven, MS; and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Christopher Trauth, Dr. Robert Totoe, the amazing 7th floor nursing staff at Hendrick Hospital, and the very caring staff at Hendrick Hospice. Thank you for treating our mother like a member of your family and making her last days so much easier for her and us. You may view and sign guestbook at www.elliotthamilfuneralhome.com
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Nov. 16, 2012