Obituary

Eddie Jacob "Jake" Boggs entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Hanover Health & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on November 5, 1915 to the late Emmett Johnson and Clara (Boggs) Walker in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

He became a christian at the First New Hope Baptist Church in Spotsylvania, VA at a young age.

Eddie began to work at the age of 15 for Pulliam Dairy Farm in Spotsylvania, VA and then in various jobs at saw mills, lumber yards and farms in that area.

He married Annie B. (Minor) Boggs (deceased) on May 26, 1941. Their union was blessed with the ten children: Lawrence (deceased), Linda, Brenda, Theresa, Anita, Catina, Patricia, Terrica, Jackie and Lionel.

Soon after marrying, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he joined St. James Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Floyd H. Gayles, and was a faithful member of the Usher Board and Willing Workers Club.

While in D.C., he worked for the Mayflower Hotel as a dishwasher and as a mover for the National Capital Moving & Storage Company, Pennsylvania Building Supply, District Building Supply. He finally retired in 1980 after 25 years of service as a driver for Hudson Supply & Equipment Company. He then relocated back to Spotsylvania, VA.

Upon his return, he served as a member and usher of the Ebenezer Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Andrew J. Jackson.

After Annie's death in March 1998, he married Hilda L. Carter-Boggs in August 2001. In this union, he was blessed with seven additional children: Phyllis, Kathy, Ethel, Dianne, Joseph, Victoria and Lisa.

After his marriage to Hilda, he rejoined the First New Hope Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Gilbert Garcia and remained a member there.

Eddie was well known for his quiet demeanor, being a hard worker, a loving foster parent and his long-standing service as an usher.

Some of his favorite pastimes included spending time outdoors, watching the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles sports teams, playing board games, solving Sudoku puzzles, dancing, and watching old Western movies.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, his children, one sister, one brother, one brother-in-law, 41 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.