LAWNDALE-Mrs. Docia "Dot" Boykins James, 59, of 129 Falls Road, Lawndale, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby. She was born on Aug. 28, 1953, in Cleveland County to the late John Brown and Odessa Boykins.
Docia was a lifelong and faithful member of the Mountain View Baptist Church where she was active as Sunday school superintendent and served on the usher board, Care Ministry, Senior Missionary, WC Choir, Mass Choir and Women in Ministry (WIM).
She was formerly employed with PPG and worked there for 28 years until she became disabled. Docia enjoyed helping in the community when and wherever she could. Docia's favorite quote was "I like singing but, I love the Word of God."
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie (Bubba) James; a brother, James Willis Boykins; and sisters, Linda Thomas and Sue Grace Merriweather.
Left to cherish her memory are one brother, Frank Boykins (Chinetta) of Kingstown; a sister, Peggy Eskridge of Roxboro; a special niece, Carolyn Turner of Forestville, Md.; special friends, Shirley Leslie and Betty Clark, both of Lawndale; goddaughter, Tomeka Leslie of Mebane; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Baptist Church
Officiated By: Pastor Esther Littlejohn. The Rev. J.Q. Boykins will deliver the eulogy.
Burial: Church cemetery
Funeral Home: Enloe Mortuary is serving the family
Online Condolences: www.enloes.net