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Official Obituary of

Edward Praileau

August 1, 1952 ~ March 8, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Edward Praileau Obituary

In honor of Edward “Will” Praileau.  A man who lived life to the fullest

and on his own terms. Will would say it was his world and you’re just living in it.


Will’s journey began on August 1,1952, in Eutawville, South Carolina and he lived every day like he was 21. He was real street smart, and the life of the party.


He was born to the late Mamie Lee Lancaster-Praileau and William Prioleau. He was the 5th child out of 6 siblings.


 In 1961 he moved to Boston, MA. While living in Boston he attended Boston Public school and later worked at Sears & Roebuck along with his two sisters and niece Beanie.  After leaving Sears, Will quickly learnt the city, he got around.


Will enjoyed living life his way. There wasn’t a person that he didn’t know in the neighborhood and often worked for them as a handy man, but you couldn’t pay him before the job was done because Will wouldn’t return to finish the job.


He had an interest in wild life animals and boy did he love watching the Jerry Springer Show.

You would often find Will outside washing the cars on a nice summer day. He was an excellent driver and could drive pretty much anything but never got his license.


You could find him in the refrigerator eating all your leftovers even after you told him not to touch it. Will really loved his family and would fight for them to the fullest. In his words “Come here, I’ll beat yo ‘’ 


On Wednesday March 8, 2023, Will changed his address and went home to be with our Lord and savior Jesus Chris.


He Leaves to Cherish is Memories:


His two daughters: Yvonne Praileau and Mamie Praileau; three grandchildren: Shavonne Praileau, Siyon Chisolm, and Destyni Powell; one great-grandson: KamRon Praileau; Siblings: Theresa Praileau and Frank Praileau, Sister-in-Law: Betty Gethers-Praileau and Brother- in-law Christopher Rowell.  Along with a host of Nieces, Nephews, Family members and Friends.


Preceding him in death


Parents: William Prioleau and Mamie Lee Lancaster-Praileau; Sister: Dorothy Praileau-Rowell; Brothers: Sammy Prioileau, Leroy Hughe, and Isaac Praileau



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March 23, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Davis Funeral Home
MATTAPAN, Massachusetts 02126-3242

Funeral Service
March 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Davis Funeral Home
MATTAPAN, Massachusetts 02126-3242

Interment following funeral service

Oak Lawn Cemetery
427 Cummins Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131


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