|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1938|
East Carroll Parish
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 2011|
On an extraordinary winter day, February 13, 1938 in Talla Bena, LA, God blessed Dave Boykins and Luvenia Reed Boykins with a girl whom they named Lucille. Lucille was the baby girl and the last born child of 20. Lucille's educational quest included the schools of East Carroll Parish. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age at Mount Chapel Church in Transylvania, LA.
THE DASH OF LIFE:
In February 1958,she met James "Jimmy" Campbell, and they were later married. To this union they were blessed with 5 boys. Lucy, as she was called, bore 5 children but reared many which included nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Lucy also received a second nickname, "Nanna". Her personality displayed charisma, love, honor, loyalty, faithfulness, and generosity. Nanna showed love to all and was always pleasant when she was ill. She continued to show compassion and humility. Lucy loved going to church with Ms. Shirley Wilson, traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, and collecting hats.
During the boys early years, they moved to Bunkie, LA and Las Vegas, Nevada. However, they returned home to Lake Providence in the 1970's.
After returning home, she joined the Cain Ridge #2 Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Rev. Jesse C. Knight. There she was an active usher and mother. She lived by Hebrews ll:l, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." She would say, "God has been so good to me and I just want to thank Him."
THE BEGINNING OF ETERNAL LIFE:
After a lengthy illness, God dispatched his angels to Central Mississippi Medical Center on Friday, October 21, 2011 to relinquish Lucille from her earthy realm and allowed her to enter into Heaven's most Holy place. Waiting to reunite with her were her loving husband, James Campbell; her parents, Dave and Luvenia Boykins; Her siblings, Mary Louise, Eliza, Caledonia, Mary Elizabth, Maggie Bee, Virginia, Leola, General, Leo, Willie, Isaac, Henry, Dan, Gerald, Booker T., Paul and John Henry. She leaves to treasure her memories: Five sons: Chike Boykins(Katrina), Rockford, IL; Kenneth Boykins (Nickie Black), Laguna Hills, CA; and Michael Boykins (Karen), Riverview, FL; A granddaughter she raised as her own, Latayatacha Ross, Monroe, LA; One brother-in-law,Sylvester Stewart, Lafayette, LA; Six sister-in-laws: Rosie Kelly(Charlie), Alberta Kelly, Betty Stewart, all of Lake Providence, LA; Vera Staples, Chicago IL; Mary Campbell, Austin, TX; and Leola Campbell, Carrollton, TX: twenty-two grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Gaither Memorial/East Carroll Baptist Association
East Carroll Parish
Created by: Alice Foley
Record added: Dec 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102715702