City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Lucille Dodson Boge

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 83.
Died 09/14/2023.

Lucille Dodson Boge
In Loving Memory of Lucille Dodson Boge

Lucille Dodson Boge, affectionately known as "Lucy," passed away on September 14, 2023, at the age of 83. Born Agnes Lucille Dodson on January 27, 1940, in West Virginia to her parents, Charles William Dodson and Doris Snyder Dodson. Lucy was the oldest of five children, with brothers Charles "Buck" Dodson, John "Jack" Dodson, Robert Dodson, and Larry Dodson. Her father's untimely passing when she was just 12 years old marked a significant chapter in her life, and she was also deeply saddened by her mother's passing in 2006.

After completing high school, Lucy embarked on a new journey by moving to Alexandria, Virginia. There, she pursued higher education at Benjamin Franklin University, paving the way for a fulfilling career as a bookkeeper. During her time in Alexandria, she met the love of her life, Walter Boge, and their love story blossomed. Lucy and Walter's union was blessed with three wonderful sons: William, Matthew, and Christopher.

Lucy cherished her role as a mother and later as a grandmother. William, her eldest son, married Libby, and together they blessed Lucy with two cherished grandchildren, Jacob and Laurie. Matthew, her second son, married Ryan, and they added two more precious grandchildren, August and Alex, to Lucy's life. She was overjoyed to have a great-granddaughter named Olive, whose presence brought immense joy to her.

Throughout their lives, Walt and Lucy forged deep and lasting friendships, many of which began in their beloved community on Kenley Court in Alexandria. These friendships endured the test of time and remained steadfast until Lucy's passing. They both shared a passion for the Washington Redskins and were proud season ticket holders, attending countless games together.

Walt and Lucy embarked on a new adventure by relocating to Ocean Pines, Maryland, where they enjoyed their well-deserved retirement by the water's edge. Sadly, Walter passed away five years ago, leaving Lucy with cherished memories of their life together. She moved to North Carolina to be closer to her son Matthew, daughter-in-law Ryan, and their children.

Lucy was a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her brothers Robert and Larry preceded her in death, but the bonds of family and friendship were never broken. Lucy was a warm-hearted and kind soul, always ready with a generous spirit and a forgiving heart.

As an avid reader, Lucy would lose herself in the pages of countless books, and her love for crossword puzzles and bridge was well-known among her friends and family.

Lucille Dodson Boge touched the lives of many, leaving an indelible mark of love, laughter, and cherished memories. Her legacy lives on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be deeply missed but fondly remembered as a woman of grace and warmth.

A celebration of Lucy's life will be held on October 28th in Raleigh, North Carolina and she will be laid to rest together with her husband at a future date in Weston, WV. In her memory, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity of your choice.

Rest in peace, dear Lucy.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

Simply having to reach out to a funeral home can feel overwhelming. Our goal is to simplify the entire funeral home experience and make the process as easy as possible. We hope to eliminate any unnecessary surprises by publishing our total cost and the services we provide directly on our website. All of our obituaries are provided free of charge as a way to help families celebrate and commemorate the lives of their loved ones.

Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations