Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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Bryant Jerome Boddy Sr. who was affectionately known as "Shoe Boodie" was born June 16, 1955 to the late Preston V. Boddy, Sr. and Lillie E. Boddy. He departed this world on December 30, 2011 at home after losing a courageous battle with cancer.
Bryant was a lifelong resident of Harford County and received his education in the Harford County Public School system. At a very early age, Bryant started working as a sanitation engineer. He was a hard working man. He work journey included Aberdeen Proving Grounds Mess Hall, Harford County Board of Education, Douglas and Lomanson Company, John Carroll High School, and the Lorien Nursing Home.
Bryant joined Word of Faith International Outreach Ministries and was baptized in May 2010 under the leadership of Bishop Melvin T. Taylor Sr.
No matter where he went he made a friend. He had a laugh that was unique and unforgettable. We will miss his laughter and his ability to make people laugh. He will be especially remembered for his quick wit and straight-forwardness. Bryant loved football, most of all his Washington Redskins. He loved going to bingo and spending time with family and friends. Bryant was a one of a kind man, friend and father.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted companion for 19 years Bertha Anderson, Aberdeen, MD; son Bryant J. Boddy Jr. of Aberdeen, MD; daughters Shaunte S. Boddy, Rising Sun, MD, Sharon Brown and Patricia Littlejohn, Petersburg, VA; grandchildren Hayden B. Evans, Nyasia Watkins, Nehemiah Brown, David Brown III, Patricia Littlejohn, Alana Towns and Tianna Littlejohn; brothers Preston (Darlene) Boddy Jr., Aberdeen, MD, Nathaniel Grimes Sr., Aberdeen, MD. Stanley (Bonnie) Grimes Sr., Bel Air, MD, Jerome Grimes, Aberdeen, MD. James Jenkins, TX., and Jerry (Mary) Watters, Havre de Grace, MD; sisters Cecelia(Ernest) Brown, Havre de Grace, MD, and Vanessa Grimes, Havre de Grace, MD; aunt Bassie Boddy, Oxford, PA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Preston V. Boddy, Sr. and Lillie E. Boddy, his sister Cheryl L. Caldwell and niece Sherry Boddy.
Visitation will be held Friday January 6, 2012, 6-8p.m. at Lisa Scott Funeral Home and Saturday January 7, 2012, 11a.m.-12p.m. at Word of Faith International Outreach, 1301 Loflin Road, Aberdeen, MD where funeral will start at 12p.m.
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