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Thomas Boykins Jr. Obituary
Thomas Lee Boykins Jr. SUFFOLK - Thomas Lee Boykins Jr., 70, of the 1200 block of Gray Court, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 at Sentara Obici Hospital. He was a native of Courtland, Va., and the son of the late Thomas L. Boykins Sr. and Alice Boykins. He retired as a trackman engineer with the CSX Transportation Railroad after 33 years of service. He was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church where he was a deacon and member of the Senior Usher Board, Men's of Action Empower and Noon Day Prayer ministry. He is survived by his wife, Marie Boykins; two daughters, Annette Hale (Dennis) and Katina Sharpe (Breon), both of Suffolk; three sons, Ronald M. Boykins (Alicia) of Portsmouth, Lloyd Boykins (Hope) and Thomas Boykins III (Tarry), both of Suffolk; four sisters, Catherine Freeman of Virginia Beach, Rosa Turner and Luvenia Boykins, both of Courtland, Va., Alice Boykins of Norfolk; two brothers, James Boykins of Courtland, Va., and Johnnie Boykins (Jane) of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Mabel Boykins and grandchild, Tiffany Boykins. A funeral will be at noon Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Metropolitan Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Robert L. Hobbs. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The family will be at the residence and will assemble there on Tuesday at 11 a.m. for the procession to the church. Crocker Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 3, 2010
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