Gaye Guerrant Booth

February 11, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Gaye Guerrant Booth, 69, of Charlotte died February 11, 2021 at Duke University Hospital due to rejection of her lung transplant.

Gaye was born in Manhattan, Kansas on January 13, 1952 to Ralph Eugene Guerrant and Laverne Moline Guerrant. She graduated from Myers Park High School and UNCG with a degree in Mathematics. Gaye would eventually teach math at South Mecklenburg High where she jokingly claim to be there to “straighten them out”.

Gaye and her husband, Larry met on a blind date and they were married for 43 years. “Gigi” as she was known by her grandchildren was a thoughtful, caring person who remembered birthdays and sent our countless cards every year. Gaye and Larry are long-time members of Myers Park United Methodist Church. She enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, Bible studies as well as teach and tutoring students in math.

Gaye is survived by her husband, Larry Booth; son, Michael Booth; daughter, Allison Laws and her husband, Chris, grandchildren, Lily and Will Laws; sister, Sue Guerrant and her husband, Bill Lord of Louisburg, NC, niece, Laura Gill, nephew, Ben Lord and niece, Heather Foster, and beloved dog, “Doodle”.

A private service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Myers Park United Methodist Church. 

The service can be viewed via

Memorials may be sent to Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 205 Regency Executive Park Dr, #102, Charlotte, NC 28217

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Mark, Leigh Ann & Zach

    Dear Larry, Michael, and Allison,

    We are so sorry to hear Gaye passed away. She was such a caring, thoughtful person, and we consider ourselves SO blessed to have known her. I still have (and use) the chicken pie recipe she shared with me, as well as the mint brownie recipe at Christmas.

    You all are in our hearts and our prayers. We hope the joyful memories of Gaye will be a comfort to you all when you need it most.

    Love and prayers,
    Mark, Leigh Ann & Zach

  • Tom Skinner

    Gaye was a loyal friend and colleague who was devoted to her family and to all her students. We mourn her loss, but are grateful that she played such an instrumental part of our lives at South Mecklenburg High School.

  • Kathy Davis McElveen

    Larry, Michael, Allison, “sister” Sue, and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Gaye. She was the most loving, kind, and giving “earth angel”. She embodied “mama and papa” Guerrant’s loving, generous, kind, and accepting souls. She helped set me on my own spiritual journey and for that I will be forever grateful dear “sister”. When I plant my red geraniums this spring, I will think of you. See you in heaven and in the flower gardens, Gaye!

  • Steve and Carol Koob

    We are sorry to hear this. We met her at our reunion and it looked like you definitely found a keeper
    You take care

  • Liz and Lou Weber

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God hold you and your family close and give you peace and comfort. Sending our love and prayers.
    Love, Liz and Lou

  • Liz and Lou Weber

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God hold you and your family close and give you peace and comfort. Sending you love and prayers.
    Love, Liz and Lou

  • Rob and Shirley Byrd

    Larry, Gaye had a quick wit and an infectious laugh. Rob and I had the privilege of knowing you both in our church Sunday School and I in our Church Circle bible study. She was treasured by all who knew and loved her. May you find comfort in the knowledge that many are holding your family in their hearts and are also remembering fond memories of Gaye along with you. Blessings, Rob and Shirley

  • Bob and Lois Binkley

    Larry, so very sorry for your loss. She was such a warm, friendly person.

  • janet and bob jones jones

    We are thinking of all of you at this very difficult time. Words seem so inadequate. We send our love and prayers for the days ahead and especially remembering the service Thursday. Love Bob and Janet Jones and the '68 group!!

  • cheryl allen

    Gaye is an inspiration in her amazing resolve to get better! She had such a warm heart, as evidenced by her beautiful smile, and I will miss her.

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