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December 12, 1983 – April 4, 2023

Mr. Karl M. Bowser, Jr., affectionately known as “Boodie”, departed this life on April 4, 2023. He was born December 12, 1983 to Denise Bowser and Karl Bowser, Sr. in Petersburg, VA where he remained all his life. In his spare time, Boodie enjoyed fishing.

Boodie was preceded in death by his father, Karl Bowser, Sr.; paternal grandmother, Effie Bowser; paternal grandfather, Willie Bowser; maternal grandmother, Mattie Gordon; and his maternal grandfather, Charles Whorl.

Boodie is survived by his mother, Denise Bowser of Petersburg, VA; brother, Terry Gordon, Sr.; nephew, Terry Gordon, Jr.; great nephew, Terron Gordon; niece, Sanai Bugg; several aunts and uncles, Carolyn Jones (Ken), Rosalyn Mallory (Lewis), Virginia Mitchell (Ronald), Theodore Gordon, Fefe Thompkins, William Waller, Leon Bowser, Calvin Bowser, Thomas Bowser, Jerry Bowser, Eddie Bowser, Robinette Johnson, Joyce Ellis, Gazelle Bowser, devoted, Muriel Coates and JoAnn Bassett; devoted cousins, Reginald Waller, James Gordon, Sr., Tamika Mitchell, Emily Thompkins, Keasia Harris, Kimora Clanton, Sanice Coleman and James Gordon, Jr.; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends to many to name.

Services will be held 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 14, 2023, at Faith and Hope Temple Church of God in Christ, 1800 East Washington Street, Petersburg, VA, Bishop Herman Crockett, Jr., Pastor and eulogist. The interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the funeral services live online at