James Willie Booker was born January 3, 1952 to Mattie and James Booker in Water Valley, Mississippi.
He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1971. In 1972, He moved to Oregon with Vernita Darnell and his son, Marcus Booker. There they had another son, Terrance James Booker.
James was preceded in death by his sons Marcus Booker and Christopher O'Day, and his mother Mrs. Mattie Booker.
James leaves to mourn his wife Raquel Booker, son Terrance Booker, daughter Keshia Taylor, daughter Brianna, son Roberto Esperza, daughter Shawnae Razo, grandchildren Markisha, Malachi, Aaliyah, Marcus, great-grandchildrn Journey J. Adora, sisters Laura Faye Booker, Vonda Curtis, Adrian Booker, Foloma Booker, Macheryl Smith, Melest Booker, brothers Roylee Booker, William Booker, Roman Booker, Quinton Booker, and Malcom Booker.
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