Sylvia Boykin


Sylvia Ann Boykin was born in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of James and Annie Thornton. She attended Roosevelt High School, during which time she was introduced to Tom Boykin, the love of her life.  She graduated from Roosevelt in the class of 1960 and married Tom and had four children.

A woman of faith, strength, and dignity, Sylvia was a housewife and stay-at-home mom of four.  She was active in many churches during Tom’s military career and after his retirement, most recently at Crestview Baptist Church.  She taught Sunday School and vacation Bible school, training young minds to think.  Many will remember her wisdom and caring with gratitude.

Sylvia was predeceased by her parents and her husband of 60 years, Thomas Boykin.  She is survived by her brother James Thornton, sisters Florence (Osric) Reavis, Barbara Moss, Deborah (Richard) Goodson, Carla (Derek) Arnold, children Lynnita (Christopher) Davis, Thomas (Angela) Boykin, Sheila (Anthony) Goodwin, and Roddrick (Patricia) Boykin, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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