Sandra Duke Boykin

Sandra Duke Boykin

Sandra Duke Boykin
October 20, 1944 – November 18, 2018

Sandra Lois Duke Boykin, 74, went home to be with her Lord & Savior Sunday. She was born in Franklin County to the late Dewarner “Crip” Earl & Crystal Perry Duke. Sandra retired from Carolina Builders where she worked for many years. Sandra loved her family with all her heart and was very proud of them. She was fun loving and always met you with a smile and a warm heart. She was very active in Relay For Life. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dewarner Earl Duke, Jr.

Funeral 11 am, Wednesday, Zebulon United Methodist Church. Burial, Zebulon Town Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ralph Lenwood Boykin of the home, children, Len Boykin (Tammy) of Wendell, Wendy Boykin (Kimbry) of Zebulon, grandchildren, Hayes Boykin, Elyse Phillips (Mark), Kellon Boykin, Tyler Whitley, special aunt, Nell Perry & her dog Daisy.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Zebulon United Methodist Church or Relay For Life.

Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home.


  • Joan and Ed Tippett Posted November 20, 2018 3:21 pm

    Ralph and family, We are truly sadden by your loss. May God grant you comfort and peace. Sandra was just a sweet person I will surely miss her smile at our class reunions. God Bless. Joan and Ed.

  • Wayne Perry Posted November 20, 2018 4:14 pm

    Hi I’m Wayne Perry on the Perry side of the family so sorry for your loss but now she is with the Lord don’t have to worry with all the bad things in this world may you rip.

  • Robert & Jean Jones Posted November 20, 2018 4:32 pm

    Ralph & family
    So sorry to hear of Sandra passing.
    She was a very sweet and kind person.
    She had a smile and kind word every time we saw her.
    She will be missed by everyone that knew her.
    You have our deepest sympathy.
    May God comfort and give you peace today and the days ahead.
    Friends, Robert & Jean Jones,,,Zebulon

  • Jeffrey Upchurch Posted November 21, 2018 7:59 am

    So sorry for your loss. praying for you all .

  • Leasa Dupree Posted November 24, 2018 5:16 am

    Wendy & family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Sandra’s passing! You will be in my thoughts, during these most difficult days ahead!

  • SUZY DRAPER Posted November 24, 2018 2:17 pm

    I am writing to your family to give you my condolences for the loss of your loved one. In God’s word, The Bible, it tells us at Revelation 21:3, 4 that death will be no more right here on earth. Please read that scripture from your Bible or you can Google it or download a free Bible.

    “…there is going to be a resurrection…”​—Acts 24:15, right here on earth and soon you can see your loved one again (John 5:28, 29).

    God has resurrected humans in the past. The Bible reports eight instances of humans​—young, old, male, and female—​who were brought back to life on earth. Some had been dead for a short while, but one had been in a tomb for four days!​—John 11:39-44.

    God is eager to do it again. God hates death; he views it as an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) He has a longing to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection. He yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again.​—Job 14:14, 15. Psalms 37:9-11, 29.

  • Andy Driver Posted November 30, 2018 11:40 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember her as being such a sweet lady. May the Lord comfort you in your time of loss.

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