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Ernest Boggan Jr.
  • Passed away on January 10, 2023

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Ernest Boggan Jr, our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2023, at home surrounded by his loved ones.

Ernest, also lovingly referred to as Ernie, Sonny, Big Bro, Dad, Pops, Dada, Grandpa, and Papa, was born in the cotton fields of Mississippi in 1941. The fifth of twelve children, he spent most of his childhood, alongside his siblings, working the fields owned by his father. He left home at an early age in pursuit of knowledge which guided him for the rest of his life. Whatever name he answered to, one thing was sure, he answered. Whether a flat tire on the side of the road, a leaky faucet, late night calls, or a hug, he was always on the ready.

A Marine Honor Guard, our dad guarded President John F. Kennedy. He also stood guard along a chain linked fence in Cuba – a nation dividing two nations on the brink of war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His time in the service led him to New York City where he met the mother of his four children, Elaine on New Year’s Eve in 1962.

He was the most loving and supportive father to his four children. He never judged, only listened. His only hope for his children was that they pursue happiness and support one another. Every challenge, loss, success, game, recital, graduation, wedding, birth, he was there. We will remember him for his witty humor, ability to fix anything broken, and deep knowledge of the universe.

Grandpa or Papa was an equally loving grandfather to his 3 beautiful grandchildren – Ashley, Ethan, and Mollie. His childlike enthusiasm and playful nature made for a lifetime of wonderful memories. Ashley will remember his big heart and smile as well as watching his favorite Westerns on television together. Ethan will remember the bike rides and after school trips to McDonald’s. Mollie will remember all the hugs and snuggles.

As the world stands still in your absence, we take with us the knowledge you passed on and carry you in our hearts forever. Your strength and resilience will help us through this the most challenging moment of our lives. We will remember you when we look at the stars, hear your favorite song, take a tasty bite of your favorite fish, or sip your favorite beer. You will live forever through each and every one of us. We will remember you and carry on your legacy – one of love, acceptance, and curiosity. Rest in eternal peace until we meet again, Dada.

Ernest is survived by his four children: Wayne Ernest Boggan, Caroline Anne Boggan, Lori Astrid Boggan, and Amanda Elaine Mora, with their spouses/partner: Pamela Lynn Boggan, Dan Patrick Hanley, Fredrik Brännström, and Sean Michael Mora, three grandchildren: Ashley Lynn Carter, Ethan Michael Mora, and Mollie Iris Mora, six sisters: Anita Faye Murphy, Barbara Annie Bennett, Charlotte Dianne McKay, Carolyn Sue Monroe, Linda Carol Lot, and Donna Marie Boggan, as well as many nieces and nephews and his former wife of 25 years, Elaine Boggan.

The family would like to thank Halifax Hospice and all who cared so compassionately for our father during his long struggle. We would especially like to acknowledge our beautiful mother, Elaine Boggan, who is a shining example of selflessness and compassion as she cared for our father during his decline these past two years. And thank you to our dearest cousin Jennifer Ross for being by our side through this as well as capturing the day we celebrate his life and lay him to rest.

A service for family and friends will be held at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home on January 16, 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens.


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  1. Caroline Boggan lit a candle:
    26 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 26, 2023 at 1:47:21 AM

  2. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    25 Jan 2023
    Always had a green thumb
    Always had a green thumb

  3. Amanda Mora lit a candle:
    25 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 25, 2023 at 1:34:01 AM

  4. Caroline Boggan lit a candle:
    24 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 24, 2023 at 1:45:01 PM

  5. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    24 Jan 2023
    Nurse Mollie❤️
    Nurse Mollie❤️

  6. Amanda Mora lit a candle:
    24 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 24, 2023 at 1:00:08 PM

  7. Caroline Boggan lit a candle:
    23 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 23, 2023 at 1:58:58 PM

  8. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    23 Jan 2023
    I will always have a candle lit for you
    I will always have a candle lit for you

  9. Amanda Mora lit a candle:
    23 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 23, 2023 at 1:33:03 PM

  10. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    22 Jan 2023
    ❤️❤️❤️
    ❤️❤️❤️

  11. Amanda Mora lit a candle:
    22 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 22, 2023 at 1:24:54 AM

  12. Caroline Boggan lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 21, 2023 at 1:48:37 PM

  13. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    21 Jan 2023


  14. Amanda Mora lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 21, 2023 at 1:19:39 AM

  15. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    20 Jan 2023
    There will never be a day you won’t be missed ❤️
    There will never be a day you won’t be missed ❤️

  16. Amanda Mora lit a candle:
    20 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 20, 2023 at 1:04:03 PM

  17. Caroline Boggan posted an image:
    19 Jan 2023
    Our Most Handsome Dada
    Our Most Handsome Dada

  18. Caroline Boggan posted an image:
    19 Jan 2023
    Most Handsome Marine Ernest Boggan Jr.
    Most Handsome Marine Ernest Boggan Jr.

  19. Caroline Boggan lit a candle:
    19 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 19, 2023 at 1:13:48 PM

  20. Caroline Boggan says:
    19 Jan 2023
    Rest In Peace Sweetest Papa......I Will Love & Remember You Forever...... First Daughter...Caroline Anne

  21. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    19 Jan 2023
    Wearing Mollie’s glasses
    Wearing Mollie’s glasses

  22. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    19 Jan 2023
    By the ocean
    By the ocean

  23. Lori Boggan lit a candle:
    19 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 19, 2023 at 1:09:42 PM

  24. Amanda Mora lit a candle:
    19 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 19, 2023 at 1:42:54 AM

  25. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    19 Jan 2023
    Marine Lance Corporal Boggan<br />
Semper Fi
    Marine Lance Corporal Boggan
    Semper Fi

  26. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    19 Jan 2023
    Dad and Mom
    Dad and Mom

  27. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    18 Jan 2023
    Love you papa
    Love you papa

  28. Amanda Mora lit a candle:
    18 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 18, 2023 at 1:22:25 PM

  29. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    18 Jan 2023
    Wish you were here…
    Wish you were here…

  30. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    18 Jan 2023
    Best big and little buddies
    Best big and little buddies

  31. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    18 Jan 2023
    Papa, Ethan, and Mollie<br />
Big Brother Bear
    Papa, Ethan, and Mollie
    Big Brother Bear

  32. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    18 Jan 2023
    Mollie and Papa
    Mollie and Papa

  33. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    18 Jan 2023
    Papa
    Papa

  34. Caroline Boggan lit a candle:
    17 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 17, 2023 at 1:51:22 PM

  35. Caroline Boggan says:
    17 Jan 2023
    Rest In Peace Sweetest Papa.......We Love & Will Miss You So Very Much......Only Son, Wayne Ernest, First Daughter, Caroline Anne, Second Daughter, Lori Astrid, Third Daughter, Amanda Elaine, & Your Three Beloved Grandchildren, Ashley Lynn, Ethan Michael, & Mollie Iris
    Ernest Boggan Jr.
    February 20th, 1941
    January 10th, 2023
    Thank You Dearest Momma Elaine Boggan for your Love, Kindness, & Compassion, in your exceptional caretaking of our Father in his final two years. Your Love for All of Us is Incomparable..... ❤️❤️❤️

  36. Amanda Mora posted an image:
    17 Jan 2023
    Me and you
    Me and you

  37. Amanda Mora says:
    17 Jan 2023
    Dad, I am going to miss you more than words can express. Thank you for all the love you have shown me since the day I was born. I will carry it with me on the hardest days. You were my sounding board and I feel lost without you but I know I will find my way. Like I said you are our family’s Northern Lights. Like the North Star in the sky guiding our way home. My compass is gone. This is unchartered territory dada, please illuminate the sky because I will need you every step of the way. I love you so very much. When you named me you chose Amanda and it means worthy of love. Maybe that is the whole meaning of life to be a mirror and reflect back what we see. I am grateful to reflect back the love you shared with me, to all that I love, I am worthy, so are u , so are all of us. Thank you Papa, in my heart forever tucked away in guilded gold of the highest love, your daughter
    Amanda Elaine

  38. Amanda Mora lit a candle:
    17 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 17, 2023 at 1:49:32 AM

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