SSGT Joshua Stephen Boulineau
Matthews, GA – SSGT Joshua Stephen Boulineau, 32, loving husband of Nicole Meiling Le Boulineau, entered into his eternal rest Wednesday morning, September 21, 2022 in Petal MS. Services to celebrate his life will be in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 with Chaplain Wilking Jean officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Wrens Church of God Cemetery in Matthews.
Born and raised in Matthews, Josh was a 2009 graduate of Jefferson County High School after which he attended East Georgia College before transferring to Augusta State University for their ROTC program and where he studied Kinesiology. Being very industrious, he started work at Ingles while still in high school. It was there that he met the love of his life. Deciding to join the Marines before he graduated college, he married his sweetheart after completing boot camp in 2013. They were first stationed at Beaufort, SC and then Okinawa Japan, serving in the Crash Fire Rescue Unit. His station of duty was in Hattiesburg MS where he served as a recruiter. Josh had a strong work ethic and always performed his duties above expectation—failure was not in his vocabulary. Joining the Marines in 2013 as a PFC, he quickly rose through meritorious promotions to his current rank of SSGT. His file was filled with many awards, certificates and commendations. Being very intelligent, Josh loved learning and was most interested in history and space. He was very fitness oriented, working out every day, often at 4AM. An outdoorsman, he loved fishing, especially in his PaPa’s pond, and hunting. He also loved NASCAR, his favorites being Chase Elliott and Jeff Gordon, along with being a huge fan for both the Georgia Bulldawgs and Atlanta Braves. Josh has been described as being “hard on the outside but soft on the inside”, was very tender-hearted, and as being very respectful, dependable, and loyal—he made lifelong friends wherever he went and had a great impact on those around him. If there was only one word to describe Josh it would be “strength”—both physically and emotionally. He was a quiet man by nature, but, after getting to know him, he would share his playful side with his dry sense of humor and jokester attitude. A great family man, Josh put his family first above all else, loving them with a love beyond words. This loving, devoted husband, father, son, grandson, and friend will be forever missed. The void left by his passing can never be filled but his memories will forever live on in the hearts of all who knew him.
Josh is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Edna Dobbins; and paternal grandfather, Paul Boulineau. In addition to his wife, Nicole, those left to cherish his memories include his three children, Adylen Boulineau, Lily Boulineau and Joshua Lee Boulineau; parents, Lynn Dye (Stacey Dill) and Keith Boulineau (Genie); three siblings, Evan Boulineau (Ashton), Baylee Boulineau and Karsyn Boulineau; paternal grandmother, Nell Arrington Boulineau; maternal grandfather, Melvin Dye; in-laws, Veronica Walden (Benny) and Tom Le (Tina); other extended family, brothers-in-arms, and a host of friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Hayden Arrington, Mark Brewer, Nathan Chance, A.J. Freeman, Josh Hattendorf and Matt White. Honorary pallbearer will be Will French and Andy Nail.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 P.M., Tuesday evening, September 27, 2022. To honor Josh, please be comfortable and wear anything NASCAR (especially Chase Elliott or Jeff Gordon), Georgia Bulldawgs, or Atlanta Braves.
The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Mission 22 by visiting their website at mission22.com/donate.