2009-03-20 / Obits

Beatrice "Lucy" Boon

Longtime Resident

Beatrice Boone, a 48-year Far Rockaway resident, died March 7.

Boone was born in Murfreesboro, North Carolina on May 29, 1943.

She began her education in North Carolina and completed it at the Crown Business Institute in Queens, where she was valedictorian of her graduating class.

Upon arriving in New York in 1961, she settled in Far Rockaway. She was a member of the Arverne Houses Tenant Patrol and Association. The "Busy Bea" held several positions in the fashion industry and in business administration.

Boone was preceded in death by her parents, Alex Goodman and Nettie Boone.

She is survived by her daughter, Onika E. Ellis; sister, Mary Ellen "Daisy" Cross; brother, Reuben (Shirley); aunt, Edna B. Merritt; nieces, LaTanya Cross, Stephanie and Shayla Hooks, LaShandra and Victoria Cloud and Dacia Peele; nephews, Tristan and Tyshawn Cloud, Tyler Hackett, Rontrell Hooks and Ronald Williams; honorary brother, Mr. Ervin "Cool Papa" Hollis; and many other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lawrence Chapel Funeral Home. Interment was at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale, New York.

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