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Bobye F. (DeeDee) George

November 08,1959 - October 02,2019

Obituary for Bobye F. (DeeDee) George

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Bobye peacefully entered into eternal rest at the home of his youngest sister.

HIS BEGININNING: Bobye Franklin George was born November 8, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Bobye Lee and Katie Mae Jackson George. He was born as a twin to his sister.

Bobye received his primary education in Hanover Public Schools and completed high school from Patrick Henry High School in 1978. Bobye relocated to New Britain, CT where he attended and graduated from ECPI in Hartford, CT with a certification in Computer Operations. He started his working career at the Traveler’s Insurance Company in Hartford, CT as a Computer Operator. Although this position was seen by many as a “good job”, he was not content with being in the office environment and having to wear a suit everyday to work. Bobye wanted and needed more excitement in his life and decided to explore his options in another area of the Northeast.

In 1983 Bobye moved to New York City where he soon started a new career as a Professional Commercial Truck Driver for The Yellow Freight Trucking Company. Bobye finally found his calling that met both his wants and needs and worked hard as a truck driver for 30 years until he retired in 2017.

Bobye was a very loving, generous and kind person who enjoyed life and loved his family. He was a stay close to home kind of person and after leaving Virginia in 1979 returned only once because he did not like to leave his beloved New York City. He finally returned to Virginia in the spring of this year to live out his final days close to his sisters.

Bobye leaves to cherish his memory, his sisters, Martina George-Fields (Teren), Barbara “Jeannie” George (his twin sister), Betty J. George and Altimese George, one nephew, Stefon M. George, numerous cousins and devoted friends. Although Bobye never married or had any children of his own, he had a devoted friend for 18 years, Karis Lamb.

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12
Oct

Funeral Service

01:00 PM
Owens Funeral Services (Ashland)
104 Green Chimneys Ct.
Ashland, VA 23005
Get directions »
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Bobye came into my life 17 years ago dating my mom Karis lamb I was 11 years old Bobye played a father figure role in my life when he didn’t have too that man was everything not only to me but my two younger sisters who he called his daughters from family trips to just hanging out in his apartment in Washington heights Bobye always taught me to be a hard working man and to never give up we used to watch old boxing tapes of some of the greatest boxers ever he ment so much to my family it bothers us all that he’s gone but I know he’s in a better place and he’s watching my son was born on August 26 of 2019 just wish he could have met him but we’re here today to see him home r.i.p Bobye Franklin George for ever will you be missed and tell my grandfather up there I taken care of the family and I now have a son of my own and between both men being in a better place my heart is heavy but I know they got me much love to the greatest fathers of all time
- Daquan eleazer
Sending prayers and condolences to Tina and family. I know how much family means for this family and can only imagine what you are going through at this time. I can tell from the stories Tina would tell Bobye was loved by many and had a beautiful soul. May the pleasant memories of your brother provide you with some peace. May God continue to bless your family.
- Onzie Luke
Betty, my family and I wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Just know that Bobye transitioned to another stage of life that we all must face and the greatest comfort is knowing that your relationship with your brother does not end at death. When we are grieved by the loss of a loved one, God is quick to offer us his piece. I encourage you to draw on your strength and the strength of your family and friends our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God continue to bless you and keep you and your family.
- Sherilyn Merritt
Betty, I was so sorry to hear the news of your brother’s passing. Especially, since it meant we missed the meeting I was so looking forward to. No one can prepare you for such a loss; however, just know that a person that departs this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds and through us they live on. Betty, I know God will give you the strength to get through this moment in your life. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family.
- Vickie Williams
Betty, I am sending your family love and peace at this time. I am super sorry for your loss. Bless all yall.
- Ty Williams
I'm offering healing prayers to you and the family during this difficult time. I have the pleasure of knowing Martina and memories of her sharing her love of her brother and family. God bless you and peace be with you.
- Edythe Bouldin
I am sorry to hear the loss of your loving brother Bobye .I met him this year on a trip that we all took together.Bobye was very friendly and humble but he had a nice time .I'm glad I had the chance to party and meet him cause we had such a wonderful time .Bobye your death will not go in vein you will not be forgotten and you'll be truly missed.
- Tracie Hagan
Betty, I didn't have the chance to meet Bobye, but knowing you he must have been a special brother to have a sister like you that has become my new friend. You are not alone in your loss, for I am here for you as a friend.
- Rere Barge
To Betty and family, May beautiful memories of your beloved brother bring you peace and I pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and he helps you heal with the passage of time. With love & blessings, Cedá Cosby
- Cedá Cosby
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet beloved brother. May your hearts be comforted during this time of grief. I never had the pleasure of meeting Bobye but have enjoyed the many stories shared by his sister and my dear friend Betty. I enjoyed reading his obituary and will see you all at the service. Peace and Blessings ❤️
- Tyesha Hall
I was so sorry to hear about my cousin's passing. I am keeping Tina, Jeannie and Betty in my prayers. I know you will miss your brother. I am just glad we were able to reconnect and see him one more time. I will never forget how he spoke so nicely about his favorite Uncle Clyde. Just remember he will forever be in your hearts. Love your cousin, Susie Jackson
- Susie Jackson

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