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.
Owens Funeral Service (Ashland)
Friday August 11th, 2017
4:00pm - 8:00pm
104 Green Chimney CT
Ashland, VA 23005
First New Hope Baptist Church
Saturday August 12th, 2017
4508 Dickerson Rd
Partlow, VA 22534
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His strength was his commitment to accomplishing his desires with God and Family.
His smiles were his results of life endurance and the harmony that resided within his heart unconditionally.
His hands were an outreach of giving love because his kindness came naturally.
His mighty journey of 101 years were without limitations for he never lost his youthfulness.
His earthly being was a healing sanctuary.
I believe he would use the quote "worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow's, it empties today of its strength"
Respectfully submitted with heartfelt sincerity,
Submitted by Kathy Carter on Aug 6 2017 10:05:48 AM
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To the Boggs family,
My condolences to your family. Mr Boggs was a quiet spirited, loving person. I have many fond memories of him when he was a member of the Ushers ministry at Ebenezer Baptist Church. He served diligently and with a smile until he moved his church membership. I will always have fond memories of Mr.Boggs that I will cherish forever. May God continue to Bless and keep your family in his care.
Gail Bolden & family
Submitted by Gail Bolden on Aug 3 2017 01:50:39 PM
Alsop, Jr. Family lit a candle for Eddie J. Boggs
Alsop, Jr. Family lit a candle on Aug 3 2017 04:47:12 AM
Anita (child) (grandchild) was raised by Eddie and Annie not Ms. Hilda and Annie. We really could have a book about Pop Pop
Submitted by LaShaun M Bankhead on Aug 2 2017 11:41:15 PM
To the family,
My deepest sympathies to each of you. Mr. Boggs certainly lived his life to the fullest. He was such a humble man who loved his family and God. Will miss his smiling face. God bless and keep you united together.
Submitted by Tina Young Woolfolk on Aug 2 2017 11:02:39 PM
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