Constance G. GARCIA
FUNERAL HOME
O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home
3009 Chestnut Avenue
Newport News, VA
HAMPTON - Constance Goble Boykin Garcia died peacefully on May 4, 2010, at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Va.
"Connie" as she was always known, was born April 27, 1943, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., the second of three daughters, of Katherine Goble Johnson and the late James F. Goble. In 1951, Connie's family moved to Newport News. She graduated from Carver High School in 1961. She received her bachelor's degree from Hampton Institute/University and spent many years as an elementary school teacher in Newport News. She also taught for five years in New Orleans, La. Her final teaching years were spent at Crittenden Middle School (formerly Carver H.S.). An active deacon at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church, Connie belonged to the Carver Senior Choir, the L.L. Bethel Inspirational Choir, the Leonard Tucker Bell Choir and the Alice Rollins Circle.
Connie was a member of the Lambda Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., whose Ivy Beyond the Wall ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Connie is survived by three children, Katherine Michele Boykin-Sanders (Jenerio), Gregory Scott Boykin (Patricia), and Douglas James Boykin; her parents, Katherine and James Johnson; two sisters, Joylette Hylick (Lawrence), and Katherine Moore; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial celebration will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church, 830-25th Street, Newport News.
Arrangements are by O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home.
The family has requests, in lieu flowers, memorials be sent to the Community Free Clinic of Newport News; or to Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published by Daily Press from May 9 to May 10, 2010.
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31 Entries
god bleess
jassmen brown
Grandchild
April 3, 2019
You are a role model we miss you!
Zoe Claan
Neighbor
April 14, 2017
We are so very sorry to hear such sad news, but know that there will never be another "Connie"....her smile, warmth, and sunshine she gave to everyone.

Kathy, Joylette, Mom Johnson and Family , you ALL have our deepest and heartfelt sympathy.
With our love and friendship,
Peggy and Peter and family..
Peg and Peter Perry
May 17, 2010
Doug and family, We were sadden to hear of your loss. We will fondly remember Connie every time we look at the flowers she planted in our garden.

Tim Sedgwick & Egertha Cartwright
May 14, 2010
Kathy, you and your family have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your sister Connie,I will always remember the good days we had as class mates. God Bless You and your family.
Ernestine Cotton-Ellison
May 12, 2010
TO DOUG AND FAMILY, I AKM SORRY ABOUT YOUR LIFE BUT YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHEN GOD DOES SOMETHING IT IS ALWAYS FOR A REASON AND IT IS NOT TO BE QUESTIONED. BUT I LOVED YOUR MOTHER I GOT THE CHANCE TO HAVE HER AS A TEACHER AND ALSO KNO HER SOME WHAT OUT OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. BUT I KNO SHE IS MUCH HAPPIER NOW SO KEEP YOUR HEADS UP AND JUST KNOW THAT MY FAMILY IS ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DOUG. LOVE YOU COUSIN!!!!!!
May 12, 2010
I was there at Connie's homegoing celebration and it was very nice. I was glad to see the family being strong and handling it all. One can find peace in knowing where Connie is right now. May that thought continue to comfort you. God Bless You All.
Gloria Nichols
May 11, 2010
Soror Connie you were such a ray of light in my life. You will be truly missed! From the good old days at Briarfield until those middle school days! Keep smiling beautiful angel, you are with our Father now!
Stephanie Hunter-Brown
May 11, 2010
The Goble/Boykin/Garcia/Johnson family; you have my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Connie; Connie, along with Kathy and older Sis, Joylett, were beautiful, vibrant youg girls back at Dear Carver High, a time I treasured being in their presence. Mom, you did a beautiful job, May God continually bless each of you. The Sinclair twins, Jeanette & Jeraldine, Class of 1957.
Jeanette Sinclair-Anthony Miller
May 11, 2010
Aunt Connie.....I will miss you and I will love you forever. Thanks for always being there with a smile and a laugh. In all my years, I have never seen you without a smile. I will hold on to those memories....I LOVE YOU.
Kathryn Moore
May 11, 2010
To Joylette/The Goble/Boykin/Garcia and Johnson Families: So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you and family in prayer. Mary Cheeseman Graham GWC Class of 1958 and Thomas & Nelson Cheeseman Class of 1961
Mary Alice Cheeseman-Graham
May 10, 2010
Michele,Greg & Doug: So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I met her over 45 years ago in Bridgeton. She was so vibrant and always had a smile. you are in our prayers. Sydney & Linda Boykin
Linda Boykin
May 10, 2010
Mrs. Garcia was a wonderful person with a bright smile. She was such a joy to work with. It wasn't so long ago that we were given each other a hug, and talking about the good times at Crittenden. She will be greatly missed. Maria Ramadan
May 10, 2010
Expressing heartfelt sympathy to the children and family during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Doris Mangrum & Family
May 10, 2010
Ms. Garcia You Was The Best English teacher I Could Ever Have I Have Memories Of Goinq To Your Class Happy Because You Made English Fun. Never Will You Be Forgotten You Made A Change In My Life. And To The Family God Bless You All, I Wish I Could Help. But You ALL Are In My Prayers.
Juslena Williams
May 10, 2010
We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Julie & Bryan
May 10, 2010
I remember Mrs. Garcia from back when I was in middle school at Crittenden. She was always smiling when I saw her and was always so nice to me.
Kassaundra Carpenter
May 10, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
G. E. Gaynor Bldg. Contr., Inc & Staff
May 10, 2010
Michele, Greg & Doug,
Sorry to hear about Connie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Reggie, Ann & Shaughanassee Williams
May 10, 2010
May God comfort this family in this hour of loss
Arthur Johnson
May 10, 2010
Michele, Greg and Doug,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.
Milton & Verna Smith
May 10, 2010
May God Bless and keep you, and may the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Our prayer's are with you. Gloria, Julia, Tamela and Thelma
Your Friends
May 10, 2010
Our hearts, prays and love goes out to the Garcia family and relatives . Connie was truely a special angel and her light will forever shine. Thank God for the time she shared with us, we were truely blessed. She loved everyone!!! Katrina, Zachary II and Imani Hines
Katrina Hines
May 10, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless your family in this time of sorrow.
The Sanders Family
Theo, Charlene, Tyler and Chloe
CHARLENE SANDERS
May 10, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Connie's family and friends. She is truely one of a kind.
Chuck, Betty and Corey Ainsworth and Jack and Evelyn Tuten
Betty Ainsworth
May 10, 2010
May God bless this family in their time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Patricia Baker/NNPS
May 10, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

James & Juanita Grant
James Grant Jr.
May 10, 2010
Prayers go out to the family of wonderful Mrs. Garcia. I truly had the pleasure of having her as my 6th grade teacher at CMS. Forever you will be missed. May God bless the family.
Traia Wilson
May 9, 2010
At this time of sorrow, may you find comfort in your many fond memories.
May God's continued blessings be with you.

With Deepest Sympathy.
Henri Hill
May 9, 2010
I Extend My Deppest Condolences To The Garcia Family At This Time. I Remember Mrs. Garcia At Briarfield Elementary School For The Glittering Caps She Wore. She Was A Very Specilal Person Who Always Greeted You With A Smile. May God Wrap His Arms Around The Entire Family At This Time.
Jessica Ariell Ward
Baltimore Maryland
May 9, 2010
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home
May 9, 2010
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