The Journey of life takes us through transitions, much like the seasons of the year. We experience the miracle of birth, the freedom of childhood, a time to realize adulthood dreams and the joy of living a fulfilled life at peace with ourselves and the creator.
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The journey for Fillise Denise Boykin, daughter of the Larry Boykin and Maire B. Bullock began on August 29, 1967, in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
Fillise attended grade school in North Carolina; until her family moved to Las Vegas, NV. She completed her secondary education and graduated from Las Vegas High School. Fillise worked for a few years before retiring at an early age.
She was well known for being a good mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She always offered a helping hand, encouraging her girls and grandchildren. Additionally, she loved serving the Lord. In her pastime, Fillise loved cooking, grilling, and spending quality time with family and friends.
On April 1, 2021, Fillise’s journey ended as an heir according to the promise. She went down to where a quiet river flows from whence no one returns. Fillise reached out and touched the face of God. She was proceeded in death by her father, Larry Boykin.
“Oh death where is thy sting? Oh grave where is thy victory?” (1Corinthians 15:55) The final chapter in the book of life of Fillise Boykin has been completed. Her life is witnessed, celebrated and remembered by her family: her two children: Tia Boykin of Barstow, CA and Afria Powell-Jones of Sacramento, CA; four grandchildren: Tiani Williams, Laylani Williams, Kalani Williams, and Anthony Williams III; a sister, Angela Gonzalez -Boykin of Las Vegas, NV; two brothers: Larry Boykin of Las Vegas, NV, and Haire Boykin of Las Vegas, NV; two nephews: Savonte Martin of Las Vegas, NV, and Dillion Maury Thibodeaux of Los Angeles, CA; two nieces: Ashley Agudo of Las Vegas, NV, and Rotanza Ray of Raford, NC, and a host of extended family and friends.
Fillise Denise Boykin will forever live in our hearts. You will be remembered for the love you had for your family.