Sarah Boyter

Sarah Rebekah Boyter

MOCKSVILLE - After a courageous and valiant off-and-on 18-1/2 year battle with cancer, Miss Sarah Rebekah Boyter, 19, of Mocksville, broke free from the ugliness of the disease and went to be with Jesus on April 25, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Sarah was born Aug. 5, 1993, in Winston-Salem to William Andrew Boyter III of Mocksville and the late Gina Watson Carter. Sarah attended Davie County Schools and due to her inability to attend school her senior year, she earned her high school diploma from Davidson County Community College.

She was a member of Cooleemee Church of God. She loved Jesus, spending time with family and friends, Elvis and his music, vacations in the mountains and the beach.

Sarah loved life and when able, enjoyed it to the fullest. She had a huge heart with an endless capacity to love and never met a stranger. She leaves a void that cannot be filled.

In addition to her mother, Sarah was preceded in death by paternal grandparents William A. Boyter Jr. and Becky Cook.

In addition to her daddy, Sarah leaves behind her sister, Lauren Boyter Lashmit and husband Mike of Mocksville; stepmother Barbara Boyter; stepfather Chris Carter; maternal grandparents Jim and Peggy Watson of Mocksville; Uncle Greg and Aunt Renee Watson; Aunt Wanda and Uncle Gary Goforth; Uncle Chuck and Aunt Sondra Boyter; cousins Victoria and Salem Watson, Andi Boger and Heather Riddle, Kori and Ali Goforth, Caleb and Alyssa Boyter; special family friend Angela Mitchem; her cats, Amour and Mija; numerous extended family members; her Lake Myers' family; and hundreds of friends.

Service: A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 29 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Pastor Alan Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brenner Children's Hospital, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157; or The Make A Wish Foundation, 212 S. Tryon St., Suite 1080, Charlotte, NC 28281, both which were very special to Sarah.

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Published in Salisbury Post on Apr. 28, 2013