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Peninsula - Dorothy Johnson Boykin, 94, died Saturday, March 15, at Riverside Hospital. Dorothy was a native of Isle of Wight County and a graduate of Windsor High. She and her husband moved to Newport News in 1940 where they remained. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Newport News, and Warwick Chapter #43 of the order of the eastern star. She was employed by Lerner's Shops, Miller & Rhodes, LaVogue, and Rice's-Nachman's as a sales associate. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Willie Dempsey Boykin, her daughter, Katie Wiggins, three brothers: Joseph E. Johnson, Vernon Keith Johnson, Leroy Johnson; and two sisters: Nannie M. Harrell, and Ida E. Sawyer. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Boykin (née David) of Wilmington, Delaware, her sister, Katherine O'Neil Gallup, of Virginia Beach, four grandchildren: Mischelle Collamore, Andrea Kappes, Michael Wiggins, and Drew Wiggins, all of Williamsburg, 13 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at 1 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Peninsula Funeral Home
11144 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 18, 2014