Nekko Anthony Boukis

Nekko Anthony Boukis passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the age of 23.

He was the beloved son of Greg and Kelly Boukis. Dear brother of Justin and Brent. Cherished grandson of the late "Papou" Tony and late "Yaya" Effie Boukis, "Papa" David Bopp, "Mema" Lettie and late "Bepa" Al Garafolo, and "Nanny" JoAnne Bopp. He leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Nekko's athleticism began at a young age with soccer. As he grew older, Nekko developed and religiously followed his own workout plans. His family fondly remembers him asking for journals for Christmas so he could record his plans and track his healthy eating habits. He loved playing baseball, so much that when he wasn't playing he supported his brother Brent by attending his baseball games. Nekko enjoyed cooking for everyone in his household and shared his talents in several restaurants. Nekko thrived outdoors – he fished, walked anywhere that he could, and found joy in mowing the lawn on sunny days.

Nekko took pride in his tan and his physical fitness. A lover of music, Nekko enjoyed classic rock, and could often be found listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird, Metallica's version of Turn the Page, the Red Hot Chili Peppers Under the Bridge and Otherside, and Michael Jackson's Billie Jean. As a toddler, his favorite song was Rob Zombie's Dragula. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A visitation will take place on Monday, June 3, from 4-7:30 pm and on Tuesday, June 4, from 3-7 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236. Nekko will lie in state on Wednesday, June 5, from 12:30 pm until time of funeral service at 1:00 pm at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles Rd., Troy, 48098. Interment at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, MI. www.ahpeters.com

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