Maurice Leodis Boone, Jr. was born on November 16, 1959 to Betty S. Boone-Capehart and Maurice L. Boone Sr, at Lutheran Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He was called to eternal rest, Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He was affectionately known to all of his family and friends as "Reesie."
At a young age, Reesie's mother insisted that he and his sister, Tammie, attend Sunday school every week at St. Mark's United Methodist Church with neighborhood friends. As an adult, Reesie married Janet Crews, and together they joined New Creation Christian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Later, he joined New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland.
Maurice was educated in the Baltimore City and County Public school systems. He graduated from Woodlawn Sr. High School, in the class of 1977, with his sidekick/cousin/best friend Michael Boone. After high school, Reesie moved to Long Island, New York with family and attended Suffolk County Community College in Selden, New York. When he returned to Baltimore, Reesie set out to follow in his grandfather and father's footsteps and worked in the family business. He continued his entrepreneurial passions working for Prestige Home Mortgage and Centerline Constrμction company. He managed contracts for many hospitals and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.
Reesie had a great spirit for helping people. He would give you the clothes off his back and the last dollar in his pocket. He had a sensitive spot for assisting the elderly, especially his dear neighbor, Mrs. Merritt. Even with his failing health, he was always there to provide an extra pair of hands for her care. As a young boy, Maurice was blessed to be a Ball-Boy for the Baltimore Bullets. This propagated his love for sports. He could sit for hours and watch the news and sporting events on TV especially basketball and nephew's football games. He knew all of the players and believed he could have coached any professional team. Some of his other favorite pastimes were attending concerts, dining out, and going to casinos. He was known in the neighborhood for sitting on the front porch and greeting everyone who walked by. Reesie had a larger than life personality and a super kind heart. He lit up any room he walked into, and people were happy to be in his presence. He will definitely be missed by many.
Reesie was preceded in death by his father Maurice Sr, Grandparents, George and Lena Boone, and Bernard and Geneva Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his beloved mother, Betty Boone-Capehart; sisters - Tammie Cottom and Quiera Keil; brother - Kyle Boone; brothers-in-law - Richard Cottom and Martin Keil; children - Christopher, Rachel, Chantell, Cheldon and Cameron; grandchildren - Alicia, Christian, Stephen, Chelsea, Madelyn, Alona, Connor, and Carter; nephews - Camden Boone and Brandon Cottom; niece: Brooke Cottom; a devoted cousin Alfred Boone; aunts, uncles, and a host ofcousins, other family members, and close friends.
Lovingly Submitted, The Family
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