Eddie Boss

October 11, 1949 ~ April 25, 2020 (age 70)


Mr. Eddie Boss , formerly of Washington County, passed away on April 25, 2020 in Detroit,MI. 

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Graveside services will be held on Monday , May  11,2020 at 11 A.M.  from the Union Hill Baptist Church  Cemetery, Tennille, GA with the Rev. Dwight Bone officiating.

Eddie Boss was born a twin on October 11, 1949 in Tennille, Georgia to the late David Boss, Sr. the late Annie Julia Boss as the fifth child of 13.

As a youth he was a member of Jordan Station A.M.E Church of his hometown. He attended Thomas Jefferson Elder High School. In 1969 he left his hometown and lived in Warren, Ohio for a brief period. Eventually moving to Detroit, Michigan where he made his home for more than fifty years. He worked for Chrysler Auto Factory for 10 years and later started his own business cutting down trees and putting up fences. He was really a jack of all trades.

Eddie had a passion and love for music. He loved some down home blues and that led him to becoming a DJ. He was known as DJ Boss Man. Being the life of the party was demonstrated as he was the DJ for all family events. He also loved to cook and boy could he cook a mean pot of oxtail soup and chitterlings!

The joy of Eddie’s life was his two beautiful daughters Muni Abubakar of Long Beach, California and Shaylyn Ball of Asheboro, North Carolina. He loved and spoke fondly of his daughters.

Eddie was married to Linda Wright from 2000-2010, but they remained in a loving relationship until his departure.

Eddie departed the life he lived and loved on April 25 of 2020. Proceeding him in death is his sister, Mae Julia Boss, his brother, David (Shane) Boss, Jr. and his grandparents Joseph and Lela Walker.

Eddie leaves to cherish his memory, his daughters Muni and Shaylyn, the love of his life Linda Wright, his siblings, sisters Irma (Son) Hurst of Detroit MI, Mary Lou Haynes and Charlene Boss, both of Tennille, GA, Lillie Pearl Perry and Annie Mae Brinson, both of Augusta, GA, Glenda (Dwight) Bone and Linda (Ray) Ray, both of Sandersville, GA; brothers Freddie (Jane) Boss and John Willie (Angela) Boss, both of Tennille, GA, and Jerry Boss of Detroit MI; a special niece Michelle (Vincent) Hurst of Detroit, MI; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and wonderful friends.

Wheeler’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Graveside Service
May 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Union Hill Baptist Church
2389 Deepcut Road
Tennille, GA 31089

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