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Linda T Boykin
Aug 29, 1951 to Dec 28, 2014


Linda Tart Boykin, 63, departed this life on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at McLeod Hospice House, Florence. Born August 29, 1951, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Cleo Davis and Floretha Tart Wilson. Mrs. Boykin graduated from Johnakin High School, Marion. She earned a Bachelorís Degree from Voorhees College, Demark, and received her Masterís Degree from South Carolina State University. She retired from Sumter School District #17 after having taught for 33 years. She later worked an additional three years in the Lee County School System. In her community, she was an active member of the Sunshine Ladies Club and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Zeta Omega Chapter. Mrs. Boykin was an active member of Union Baptist Church, Rembert, where she served as secretary to the YWA for many years. She also served on the Education Ministry, volunteered with the Summer Youth Camp, where she was the co-director. She initiated and sponsored, until her death, a fatherís day program that recognized all fathers in the church, where she personally provided gifts to each father in the church. She was united in marriage for 40 years to Marvin Boykin. To this union three sons were born: Marvin Eric , Erik (Tasha) of Hackettstown, NJ and Justin (Brittany) of Fort Polk, LA; two grandchildren, Erin Boykin and Elyssa Boykin (Erik); along with her immediate family, she leaves to cherish her precious memory: one sister, Debra Williams of Marion; five brothers, Leon Wilson of Latta, Charles Wilson of Darlington, Donald Wilson of Myrtle Beach, Milton Wilson of Columbia, Cornelius Wilson of Mullins; a special mother, Alberta Davis of Sumter; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and supportive friends. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; one son, Marvin Eric; one brother, Ronald Wilson; four sisters, Cynthia Williams, Patricia Legette, Wanda Faye Wilson and Angela Renee Wilson-Davis. Homegoing Services will be held 1:00 p. m., Friday, January 2, 2015 from the Union Baptist Church, 5840 Springhill Road, Rembert, with the Rev. Joshua Dupree, officiating, the Rev. Mary L. Johnson, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Calvin Haste, Rev. O. J. Hanna, and Elder Delcia Harper-Baxter. The family is receiving family and friends at the home, 678 Marlborough Drive, Sumter. A wake service will be held 6:00 Ė 7:00 p. m., Wednesday, from the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, during which the Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Eta Zeta Omega Chapter will be conducted. The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon. The procession will leave from the home at 12:15 p. m. Flower bearers will be the Sunshine Ladies Club. Honorary Flower bearers will be Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Eta Zeta Omega Chapter. Pall bearers will be immediate family and friends. Burial will be in the Union Baptist Church Yard Cemetery.
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