The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 24, 2015 at New Corinth Baptist Church, Will Spivey Street, Ellaville, Georgia. Pastor Brian Ramey will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion Road, Ellaville, Georgia.
Henry Lewis Boddie, affectionately called “Big Man," was born February 2, 1940 to the parentage of the late Inez Varner Boddie and the late Joseph Boddie. Three siblings, Shyenne "John" Boddie, Larry Boddie, and Walter Milton Boddie, preceded him in death. He attended the public school system of Schley County. After thirty-seven years of dedicated service, he retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation as a Heavy Equipment Operator.
He leaves to cherish his memories: two daughters and son-in-law, Mattie Lavon Ridley (Sam), Perry, Georgia and Sharon Denise Clark, Stone Mountain, Georgia; four granddaughters, Kalisha Haynes, Amber Haynes, both of Decatur, Georgia, Anitrus Johnson, Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Keondra Jones, Columbus, Georgia; five siblings, Joseph Boddie, Jr., Albany, New York, Kenneth Boddie (Angela), Ellaville, Georgia, Alexander Boddie, Los Angeles, California, Nathaniel Boddie (Pam), Columbus, Georgia, and Alice Pennamon, College Park, Georgia; seven great grandchildren, Dallas Patrick, Trajan Clayton, Makya Haynes, Jamari Haynes, Zion Haynes, India Webster and Zhariah Jones; one aunt, Carrie L. Varner, Ellaville, Georgia; one uncle, Hiawatha Ross, Americus, Georgia; a loving companion, Annie Hudson, Ellaville, Georgia; a godson, Tyshaun Thomas; a host of nieces and nephews, including two devoted nieces, Alicia Pennamon and Danielle Pennamon, both of College Park, Georgia; other relatives, including a devoted cousin, David Jackson and friends, including a devoted friend and neighbor, Julia Mae Smith and caregiver, Cathy Wilkerson.