Memorial for Stephen Bennett Boswell
BHS Class of 2003
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Stephen Bennett Boswell

Stephen Bennett Boswell, 20, of Lynchburg died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at Lynchburg General Hospital due to an automobile accident. Born in Lynchburg on May 23, 1985, he was the son of Harvey Bennett Boswell and Ruth Boswell-Beer. Stephen was an employee of Ruby Tuesday Restaurant.

In addition to his parents he is survived by a son, Stephen Bennett Boswell Jr. of Lynchburg, his fiancÚ, Erica Wright of Lynchburg, and his maternal grandmother, Jean “GaGa” Litchford of Lynchburg. He is also survived by Larry Beer of Lynchburg, whom Stephen thought of as his second father. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Myrtle and Ocie Boswell.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Diuguid Funeral and Cremation Service, Waterlick Chapel, 237-2722, with the Rev. C. Douglas Pillow officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Name: Judith
E-mail address: jcbrown@vt.edu
Comments: Stephen and I go way back to Leesville Road Elementary school. He was always the guy about two feet taller than I ever was! Stephen and I weren't close friends in school, but I always remember him and often said "hi" in passing. I worked with Stephen at Ruby Tuesday when I was home for breaks. Stephen was such a great and kind person to work with. I remember one busy Saturday night when he was carrying a huge stack of dishes and dropped every single one! It made the loudest sound ever. Stephen quielty laughed and began cleaning them up. It's different going to Ruby's on breaks now and not seeing Stephen. I often sit with co-workers and talk about what a great guy Stephen was to work with. He is definitely missed by his Ruby Tuesday's family and many others.
Monday, August 14th 2006 - 04:30:01 PM
Name: shawn wright
E-mail address: iwannabekyle2@netzero.com
Comments: Its been a few months since we lost you, Stephen but we will never let the memories fade. We all truly miss you!!!!
Thursday, August 10th 2006 - 09:24:55 PM
Name: Bernard Mitchell
E-mail address: mitchellb@vcu.edu
Comments: WOW, I have known Steven for a mighty long time. He was the type of person who lived life to the fullest and always had a positive demeanor about himself. We walked that aisle together in 03 and this is truly a very tragic loss.

Till we meet again,
Bernard Mitchell Jr.
Thursday, May 4th 2006 - 05:43:38 AM
Name: Josh Grinnan
E-mail address: grinnanjs@vcu.edu
Comments: I could not believe when I heard the news. I remember just like it was the other day I was sitting in class with Stephen. However, he will always be remembered by me as Bos. He was one of the funniest and most outgoing people I knew at BHS. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Sunday, April 30th 2006 - 11:47:17 PM
Name: William Eiland
E-mail address: Eilandva@aol.com
Comments: I never got to know boswell that well. He was in my spanish class and we'd talk about video games and music every day. He would sell me copies of his old stuff and I would talk his prices down cause we were "cool". I left school and never spoke to him again, Of course now I wish I had. We'll all miss you Bos. Thanks for making spanish so funny and entertaining! With respect Will Eiland
Wednesday, April 26th 2006 - 05:19:35 PM
Name: Ronnie Viar
E-mail address: ooocivicgsr94ooo@aol.com
Comments: Dang, my boy from 3rd grade, thru baseball and school, and playing with honda cars....and all them rides, wont ever forget you. wun
Monday, April 24th 2006 - 10:17:55 PM
Name: Kristin Tolle
E-mail address: ktolle@radford.edu
Comments: I still can't believe Stephen is gone. I can remember sitting in Mrs. Thurman's 11th grade english class and laughing to the point of tears because of Stephen. He was a great person who could always put a smile on your face and those memories will be burned in my mind forever. Stephen will be greatly missed by everyone and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, son, fiance, and friends.
Monday, April 24th 2006 - 06:04:48 PM
Name: Jessie Wooldridge
E-mail address: QTpa2tballr05@aol.com
Comments: I've known Stephen since I was a freshman and I can remember everything about him just like it was yesterday. He was always a nice person to be around and made you laugh. Erica is one of my good friends and when she told me about what happened I couldn't believe it. I lost touch with Stephen after him and Erica got together, but I knew he was still one of my friends. He is missed by everyone and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. Their family is blessed because their little boy looks exactly like Stephen, so a part of him will be with them forever.
Monday, April 24th 2006 - 07:52:19 AM
Name: Jessica Knight
E-mail address: pock3t@yahoo.com
Comments: I never really knew Stephen all that well, but I never found a reason to dislike him. It's times like this that make me wish I had gotten to know him better. When I heard of the accident I was taken aback, someone so young, just starting a family being taken. I couldn't believe His family and closest friends will be in my prayers. Although I wasn't extremely close to him, he will still be missed, and never forgotten.
Monday, April 24th 2006 - 12:16:08 AM
Name: Katherine Hill
E-mail address: pintoedpaprika@aol.com
Comments: I have a bad habit of seeing people I graduated with and not saying "hi, how have you been?". I guess I'm still too shy. I saw Stephen in taco bell about a week ago, and I wanted to say hi, but I didnt. To find out about this loss is really sad.. We were in kindegarten together and went to school together all the way until graduation. Even if we werent friends, its still a classmate and someone I have known almost all of my life. All of my thoughts and condolences go to Stephen's family and friends, especially his parents, son, and fiance.
Sunday, April 23rd 2006 - 07:46:14 PM
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