Elizabeth L. Boykin, of Tallahassee, born Nov. 20, 1928, passed to her heavenly reward on June 30, 2013, in her home, surrounded by family and friends.
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Her love for her family and dedication to serve the Lord was most important in her life. She served as a Sunday School teacher for more than 35 years at the Branch Street Church of God. She was a longtime resident of Tallahassee who provided childcare to many local children in her home for over 25 years. She worked at Eleanor Shops in downtown Tallahassee for many years but later retired at Wal-Mart with 15 years service.
Survivors include four children: Earline Whitley (and husband Gary) of Tallahassee, the Rev. Charles E. Boykin (and wife Kathy) of Tallahassee, Bobby Boykin (and wife DJ) of Mahomet, Ill., and the Rev. Dwayne Boykin (and wife Sharilyn) of Lakeland; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; a brother, William Stokes (and wife Annalee) of Tallahassee, and Mary Ouzts (and husband JT) of Fort Braden, FL.
She was the daughter of the late Maggie Stokes.
Reception and visitation was held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bevis Funeral Home located in Tallahassee on North Monroe Street. Services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at the Roselawn Cemetery, Piedmont Drive, in Tallahassee.
Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193 or www.bevisfh.com) is assisting the Boykin family with their arrangements.
Published in The Wakulla News on July 4, 2013