Barbourville, KY - Luverda Blanche Boose, affectionately know as “Momma Lue”, age 92, departed this life on November 14, 2019 at the Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Luverda was the daughter of the late Lela Gregory Simmons and Adam Simmons, happily born to them on June 16, 1927 in Knox County. Luverda was cherished by her family, by her friends and by her community. Numerous family members proclaimed, “If you ever met her - you never forgot her.” Another descriptive quote, they shared about Luverda was “She loved who she was and she loved everyone else.” Luverda was the matriarch of her family and she will be missed terribly by everyone who was lucky enough to know her. Lue spoke her mind. She was a passionate and a confident woman. Luverda loved to cook, can, quilt, bake and entertain. She was noted for having the gift of throwing beautiful get-togethers with delicious food. Ms. Boose was blessed with many gifts.
Luverda was a cherished member of the Saint Paul Baptist Church where, over the years, she devoted time as chairperson on both the Usher Board and the Culinary Committee.
Luverda was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Boose who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter: Margaret Chesney; a granddaughter: Mary Pursiful Petrey; four brothers: Chalmus Jones, Alex Jones, Alfonsa Simmons, and Winston Simmons. Three sisters also preceded Luverda in death: Ann Faneher, Bertha Frances, and Margaret Hydrolia Smith.
Left to mourn her passing is her sister Lela Potter of Barbourville, Ky.; her brother, Amos Gregory of Weirton, WV.; and her great-granddaughter Micheala Pursiful of Lexington, Ky. Luverda is also survived by a large host of beloved nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews and cousins. As well, she leaves behind many friends including special friends, Rick Broughton (Sandy) and Dennis Jackson.
Funeral Services for Ms. Boose were held at the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Charles Tinsley officiating. Pallbearers were Devinn Carter, Devonn Carter, Armani Wardlow, Kevin Simmons, Mitchell Taylor and David Lacefield. Honorary Pallbearers were Dr. Raju Vora and the staff of Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Interment immediately followed the funeral at the Rosenwald Cemetery, Barbourville. Family and friends may visit the Boose family from 12:30 p.m until the funeral hour.
The Hopper Family and the staff of Hopper Funeral Home express sincere condolences to the family of Luverda Blanche Boose.