Mary Jane Boykin, 90, born July 15, 1927, passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 19, 2017 at 10:18 a.m.
She was preceded in death by her three children, David (Monty) Moncrief, Junie Teague and Charley Phillips Sr.; her brothers; sisters; mother; father; and two grandsons.
She has many kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, great-great-grandkids, in-laws, family and fried by blood and by heart. There are too many to list but a few of the grandkids are Lynn Drake, Angela Phillips, Kody Carter, Charley Phillips Jr., April Phillips, Steven King, Kalisha Phaup, David Moncrief, Shawn Moncrief, Dora Cadena and Jimmy Teague; great-grandkids, Brice Davis, Marcus Phillips, Zoey Phillips, Kayden Carter, Hunter Drake, Adalyn Schafer, Christopher Evans, Mariah Clifton, Talia Clifton and Isiah Salazar; great-great-grandkids, Isabella Hernandez, Isaiah Davis, Nevaeh Wolf.
I want to give a special thanks to my mother (Mary's daughter-in-law) Lujuana Shouse for staying with my grandmother 24/7 and providing the best love and support I could ever ask for. My grandmother's best friend Modell Kinsey spoiled her with love and homemade cakes and pies the whole way through. Interim Hospice providers Dora, D'Onna, Ashley, Gay (her caseworker) and David (her chaplain) for the love and care they provided. Also a big thanks to my niece Kelsey Elliott for her help and support. Last but not least I want to thank God for the time we all got with my beloved angel and grandmother.
She was an honorable, sweet, intellectual woman who would do anything for her family or community and to help others. From raising many children, to volunteer work my whole life through, to making western corrals, jewelry, to many other talents, to kids in need, she left a lasting impression on anyone she met and will be missed by all.
Mary's wishes since decades ago has been to donate her body to Texas Tech science lab for learning experiences and to further educate and help heal. She has now gotten her wish and will continue to be blessing of others.
This is dedicated to the most honorable, most sweetest Heaven sent woman that I know in my life today.
My Grandma …
I want to thank you for simply being you and for always being here for me through my triumphs and in times of need.
It is because of you grandma that I believe in angels and for that I will always be grateful.
You will always be special to me and hold the key to my heart.
Grandma it is simply because of you that my life is a little better every day for that I will always love you!
Love always, Marcus