Mr. Booker Herschel Shillcutt, age 73, of Roswell passed away on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Bookie leaves to cherish his memory a wife of 14 years, Donna Elmquist-Shillcutt; son and daughter-in-law Gilbert and Karen Shillcutt of Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law Leslie and Tony Doss of Pendleton, SC; and son and daughter-in-law Steven and Carolyn Shillcutt of Woodstock; and step-daughters Dondrea Warner (Brian) and children Faythe and Jackson; and Mareesa Elmquist and daughter Zophia. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Zachary and Victoria Shillcutt; Scott (Elizabeth) and Emily Cameron; and Ryan, Payton, and Nathan Shillcutt, as well as many other extended family members, including his brother, Bob Shillcutt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Booker Horace and Myra Joy Shillcutt; brother Jerry Shillcutt; sister Nancy Roberson, all of Shreveport, LA and wife of 29 years, Nancy Shillcutt of Roswell, GA.
We are celebrating the life of Bookie, a dedicated husband, father, family member, and friend to many at a short memorial service at FUMC of Shreveport on April 6th at 11 am. Afterwards, we are planning to congregate at Joe Cobb's BBQ in Bossier, as he would love for all family and friends to come together in his remembrance.
Additionally, we are honoring Bookie at a life celebration service at Houck's Grille in Roswell on Saturday, April 8th from 1:30-3:30 pm. The family will receive guests throughout the event with light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments being served. We will have an "open-mic" time from 2:30-3:00, for everyone to share stories, experiences, and thoughts of Bookie and all the memorable times together.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, in Bookie's honor at http://act.alz.org/site/TR?pxfid=393218&pg=fund&fr_id=1060, to help eradicate this disease.