December 21, 1978 ~ June 8, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

Thomas “David” Bouknight, Jr. was born on December 21, 1978, in Denver, Colorado. He was one of four children born to Evonnu Rasmus and Thomas D. Bouknight, Sr.

David, as he loved to be called, was raised in Houston, Texas. He received most of his primary and secondary education in the Houston School System, and culminating at Willow Ridge High School. While in school, he enjoyed playing football and basketball.

In 1999, David joined the United States Marine Corp. After his military service, David earned his Associate Degree in Science from Wayne Community College, in Goldsboro, NC.

David met the love of his life Dawnetia, in Denver, Colorado. They were married, and to this union came four children, Thomas David III, Jeremiah, Elijah, and Ariyah. He was a loving husband and devoted father. He was supportive of Dawnetia in her military career. Her assignment took the family all over the world. David worked at various jobs from restaurant operations manager and cook to pharmaceutical technician. Most recently, he was employed by BSNF Railway, as a Conductor. David was known as a no-nonsense, hard worker, who was respected by many.

As a lifetime learner, David was passionate about botany. He spent his spare time gardening and cooking the “fruits of his labor” He planted fruit trees including plum, apple, peach, and blue berry bushes. David was also skillful in outdoor grilling and cherished the time spent with family and friend whenever possible. He also loved working on his 1971 Monte Carlo in his spare time.

A man of God, David was a member of Kadosh Life Ministries, in Goldsboro, NC. He loved studying the word of God. David touched the lives of many people. He loved hard and he will be missed.

David departed this life on June 8, 2019. Left to cherish his memory are: his beloved wife, Dawnetia, his four children- Thomas David III, Jeremiah, Elijah, and Ariyah Bouknight of Goldsboro, NC; his parents- Thomas David Bouknight, Sr., Missouri City, TX., and Evonnu Rasmus, Houston; his brother -Samuel Bouknight; his sisters- Senitra Bouknight, Shavon Square, Sharoia Taylor, and Brittany Payton; maternal grandmother- Johnnie Rasmus; paternal grandmother- Donna Bouknight; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and loyal friends.

John 11:25: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.”

John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you, not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not you heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”.

Revelation 21:4: “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away”.
Those we love do not go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, Unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

Services

Visitation: June 21, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


Celebration of Life: June 22, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Reception: June 22, 2019 3:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


Interment:

Room: Houston National Cemetery

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  1. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS MY SORROW FOR YOUR LOSS THOMAS AND BOUKNIGHT FAMILY.
    MAY GOD BLESS YOU, COMFORT YOU, AND GIVE YOU PEACE AS YOUR BELOVED “DAVID” IS TRANSITIONED.

    Comforting God,
    You have promised that you are near to the broken-hearted. We ask that Thomas and his family might sense your peaceful presence with them in these days and weeks ahead.
    May they find comfort as they remember the happy memories they shared with their son, father, husband, grandson, nephew. May they find comfort and glimmers of hope even as they look to the future.

    May they sense your arms of love holding them.
    IN THE NAME OF JESUS, Amen

    • Thomas, I know this is a most difficult time for you and your precious family. All of you are in our prayers. May God grant you His peace that passes all understanding at this time and days, months and years to come. God bless you.

  2. A devoted husband, faithful father & friend! He loved his family & cooking. May God give you strength during this time. I love you all!
    Auntie Danielle & Family

    • I love you ❤️
      My prayers are with you and the children. May the peace of God rest upon you. David has crossed over to the place of rest. He is at peace now. 🙏🏾
      Love you more😘
      Aunt Margie

  3. I’m still speechless. My deepest and sincerest condolences to Dawnetia and the boys. Much prayer going up for all who knew and loved David!

  4. Praying for the entire Bouknight family. May God forever comfort and strengthen your hearts each day and night.

    • Thomas, continued prayers, comfort and peace for you and your family. John11:25-26, Jesus said, “You don’t have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and life. The one who believes in me, even though he or she dies, will live. And everyone who lives believing in me does not ultimately die at all. Do you believe this?” Your son still SHINES BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND!!!

  5. SENDING OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOU THOMAS & THE REST OF THE BOUKNIGHT FAMILY. MY FAMILY & I, ARE SENDING ALOT OF PRAYER, STRENGTH, & LOVE TO HELP YOU AND THE FAMILY, THRU THIS LOSS. GOD WILL ANSWER ALL PRAYERS!!! REST IN PARADISE DAVID 🌹🙏❤️

  6. Thomas, continued prayers, comfort and peace for you and your family. John11:25-26, Jesus said, “You don’t have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and life. The one who believes in me, even though he or she dies, will live. And everyone who lives believing in me does not ultimately die at all. Do you believe this?” Your son still SHINES BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND!!!

  7. On behalf of the 4th Med Group Housekeeping Staff we offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I’m praying for your strength and hope that you continue to trust God.

  8. To Beau, Evonno, Dawnetia, Thomas Jr’s children, siblings and family our heartfelt prayers for you. “And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:7. God bless and love.

  9. Prayers, blessings an love Mrs. D. Bouknight to you and your family. Believing for comfort, strength, and peace to be with you in your time of bereavement. Love always Alicia (KLM)

  10. Thomas, I know this is a most difficult time for you and your precious family. All of you are in our prayers. May God grant you His peace that passes all understanding at this time and days, months and years to come. God bless you.

  11. Dr. Thomas Bouknight, You are and were a wonderful role model & Dad to your beloved son David, children, grandchildren, and so many others. Our heartfelt sympathy and comfort are with you, Peaches, David’s wife, especially his children, siblings, grandparents and all of your family members. Keep leaning and trusting in God, your rock, refuge, and encourager. David’s wonderful spirit and your cherished memories of him will forever live in your heart, soul and mind. Love lasts an eternity. Sending Love, Prayers & Blessings, Bobbi, Bri & Family

  12. Thomas, the one thing God can not do is lie. Jesus said in his father’s house are many mansions and He left to prepare a place for us!! No DOUBT you will see David again! God bless and keep you through these difficult days. Love, Hope and faith be with you and the family believing in God’s reasurances. Love last forever!!!
    Sincere condolences from me and my family, so sorry I am unable to be with at this trying time.
    Chris & Felicia Thomas & family

  13. I never want this to go unsaid,
    So here in this poem is for it to be said.
    There are no words to express how much you mean to me,
    A son like you, I thought could never be.
    Because the day you were born, I just knew,
    God sent me a blessing- and that was you.
    For this I thank Him every day.
    You are the true definition of a son, in every way.
    It is because of you that my life has meaning.
    Becoming a dad has shown me a new sense of being.
    I want you to know that you and your siblings were the purpose of my life,
    Out of everything I did- it was that I did right.
    Always remember that I know how much you care,
    I can tell by the relationship that we all share.
    For a sons like you and your brother there could be no others,
    And whether we are together or apart,
    Please do not ever forget-
    You will always have a piece of my heart…
    Dad

  14. Praying God’s Peace brings comfort during this time of sadness. Sincere condolences from the Haynes Family.

  15. Praying for peace and comfort for you and the family.

    John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you, not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not you heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”.

  16. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I pray that God will send the Comforter your way in the days to come.

  17. On this day, I pray you find comfort in the Lord. He is your rock and will never leave his true and faithful servant! Hold on!

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