James L. "Bo" Weary
December 05, 1958 - October 24, 2017
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Hence forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteousness, shall give me at that day. 2 Timothy 4:7-8
On Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 3:28 p.m. the angel of death came and silently claimed the soul of the one we loved so dearly. James Louis “BO” Weary was born December 5, 1958 to the late Chance Weary and Charlene Morris Weary.
He attended New Zion Missionary Baptist at an early age. As a child he grew up in Chicago, Ill where he attended Englewood High School and graduated in 1977. He received an athletic scholarship to play football at Wiley College in Tyler, Texas where he pledged Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Later, he relocated to Varnado, La. where he was employed by Diamond Offshore for over 30 years. He was the first black driver on the Ocean America Rig. This afforded him the opportunity to travel the world covering countries in Africa, Asia, Brazil, Australia, Singapore and more.
He enjoyed hosting big family and community gatherings. Bo was always the life of the party. He was a gentle giant who opened his doors and welcomed everyone with his contagious smile. He always had a way of making everyone feel special. Bo was the master of giving advice, even though some of us would not listen and take heed. He loved music, and sports (New Orleans Saints and Pelicans), a nice outfit with a matching hat, clean ride and turning a block. He always said “life is not too short, we just wait too long to start living it.”
He touched so many young people live by mentoring, counseling and sometimes preaching to them about how to become responsible adults.
On April 29, 2017 he hosted a dinner to thank the community for reaching out and helping all the residents on Fostertown Road that came to their rescue during the March 5, 2016 flood that devastated their community.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted and loving wife of 28 years, Evelyn Smith Weary, two sons, James Mitchell Weary, of Chicago, Il and Kentrell Lundie of Atlanta, GA; one daughter, Ingrid Lundie of Bogalusa. Grandchildren: James Mitchell, Jr., Jasmine, Jalen, Jamila, Jabari Mitchell, Mathew Pack., Zarian Young, Nigel Cole, Ja’Nayvia, Kenyon (KJ) Lundie, one brother Chance Weary, Jr.(Yolanda) of Kaplan, La., mother-in-law, Louise Smith, father-in-law Robert Smith, sister-in-law, Brenda Smith, and brother -in-law, Patrick Smith. Aunts: Elenora Robinson, Barbara Roberts, Catherine Stewart, Cathy (Eddie) Moses, Felicia (Raymond) Harry, Annie(Vertress) Moses, Queen Morris, Clarnetta (Greg) Arrington, Phyllis (Thomas) Celestine, Ellen (Richard) Matthews and Jerri (Rudolph) Thompson of Houston, Texas. Late Johnnie Robinson of Houston, TX. Charles Robinson of Chicago, ILL, Claudzella Robinson of Houston, TX Eddie M. Bickham of Varnado, Barbara Harry of Bogalusa. Rev. Altese Holmes and Clasta Hatcher of Chicago, Ill. Donice Mark of Beaumont, TX.
Uncles Jacob Weary of Bogalusa, Lyfon Morris (like a brother), Hahnville, Louisiana, Jerry Smith of Hackley, La., Lee Williams, Bogalusa, La. and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Godchildren: Raven Bickham, Sharonda Greely Smith and Nicole Smith, Treavor Smith, Aungell Williams and Akesa Mark.
Special friends. Stella Bezue and Louvater Moses.
Like a brother: Lionel Mark, Gilbert Lee Moses, Robert (Pete) Hewitt, Willie Ray Bickham, John Mims, James (Jim)Smith, Jamie Manning, The Dirty Five, Rev. John Nathaniel, Oliver Morris.
He was preceded in death by parents, Chance Weary and Charlene Morris Weary, maternal grandparents, Roscoe Weary and Sophie Pigott, fraternal grandparents Arnecia and Louis Morris, aunts Gwendolyn Smith, Josephine Williams, Selena Holmes, Jeraldine Mark and uncles: L.W. Weary, L. J. Weary and Roy Holmes.an aunt: Frankie Robinson.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel - Bogalusa from 2:00PM - 6:00PM.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 4, 2017 at 12:00PM at Mary's Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Terrence August - Pastor Officiating. Interment - Robinson Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.