Bruce E. Boone, Jr.

Sunrise: October 30, 1965

Sunset: September 5, 2018

On September 5, 2018, God called our beloved father, husband and friend, Bruce E. Boone, Jr home. Bruce resided in Chesapeake, Virginia until his passing. He was the son of Bruce E. Boone, Sr. (Trina) and Elizabeth Shirley Boone (deceased). Bruce was born October 30, 1965 and worked as a longshoreman for 18 years at ILA local 1248. He loved his job and his job title. He will be forever remembered for his jokes, making people laugh with his crazy sense of humor. He had a unique way of showing love to everyone in his life. Bruce leaves to cherish his memories his wife; Tanika Boone, his loving children; Bruce E. Boone III (Lil Bruce) of Chesapeake, VA, Brittany Speight of Chesapeake, VA, Jeanetta and Jamika Burnett of Temple Hill, MD, Melba Parker (Jaquan) of Chesapeake, VA, Tiffany Saunders of Portsmouth, VA, Dierdre Beard (Wynton) of Hampton, VA and David Short of Chesapeake, VA; two brothers; Craig Boone and Keith Boone of Chesapeake, VA; three sisters; Rosetta Boone of Portsmouth, VA, Shana Boone of Newport News, VA and Bruce Moore of Washington, DC and a very special friend; Layla Godfrey. Bruce was preceded in death by his son, Jerelle Burnett. Bruce will be missed by 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, a host of cousins, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends.

Viewing Monday, September 10, 2018 Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Avenue Service Tuesday, September 11, 2018 12 Noon Mt. Zion Baptist Church 900 Middlesex Street Norfolk, VA 23523 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Vernon Lee Boone says

    Send my condolences to the whole Boone family..

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    Rose Boone says

    I’m his sister Rose..My heart will never be the same…We had a bond so strong and he was always my protector… Thank you for being such a Wonderful Big Brother to Me???

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    Earlean P White says

    Heartfelt condolences to the family for your loss. Nelson and I will there Tuesday.

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    Jubril Rawles says

    To my ILA brother Bruce. Work will never be the same without your hilarious stories! Working with you made me go back to the drawing board for jokes. A presence that can never be duplicated or replaced. We will miss you on that pier. Rest in Paradise and I will see you when I get there.

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    Rosemary Jackson says

    Rosemary Jackson

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    Rosemary Jackson says

    My condolences to everyone. Thanks Bruce for enriching my life and ask God to give us comfort.

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    Yancey McIntyre says

    My deepest condolences to the family, Bruce is a part of the ILA Family that will be greatly missed,may God keep your heart’s

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    J Speller says

    My heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Boone family. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. Rest in peace my ILA Brother.

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    Aunt Maggie's kids says

    To Keith, Craig & Bruce Jr’s immediate family. Our love & prayers goes out to you all. Even though our face to face encounters were rare, Bruce’s big hugs always made us feel the bond of our family. Be Blessed

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    Nathaniel Langston says

    To the Boone family my prayers and condolences go out to you …I will never forget his sense of humor …he always had a funny story…it made the work and day go by faster…REST IN PEACE ..my ILA local 1248 brother…. one day we all get together and shape for a job on the other side

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    Sebrena R Daughtry says

    My prayers are with the entire Boone family. I knew bruce and his brothers very well. And his beautiful daughters. We we’re like sister and brother and we’re neighborhood friends and Deep creek jr high school friends. I will miss him and his crazy ways. R. I. H. Bruce

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    Tonya Carroll says

    To the Boone Family, you have my sincere condolences. Bruce had a smile and personality that would light up a room. My Prayer is for Strength. God Bless You.

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