Metra M. Boykins was the mother to four sons: Maurice*(Sheila), Ralph (Cassandra), Darrell (Irene), Reginald; and two daughters: Dauncie*, and Phyllis* (Tommie).
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She was born to the union of Elsie (Evans) and Pervis Boykins on August 27, 1932 in the city of St. Louis, MO. (Homer G. Phillips hospital). Her siblings then were: Marietta Boykins*, Beatrice (Charles), Walter*, Nathaniel*, Robert (Bertha). After her father’s death, her mother then later married Mr. Harold Henderson. They moved to Detroit, MI and to that union, her siblings were: Harold Jr.* (Mavis), Earsiline, and Sarah*. Momma remained in St. Louis and was raised by our beloved Aunt Mittie Pearson*.
Momma attended St. Louis public schools at Patrick Henry and Washington Technical HS where she developed interest in the cooking lessons. She worked and supported her family as a laundry room worker for more than twenty-eight years at a nursing home on the city’s Southside.
Mr. Gene Fry* and Mr. McKinley Keith* must be shared in this memory for their love of our mother and how they shared, shaped and influenced our life.
Momma leaves THREE SONS: Ralph (Cassandra), Darrell (Irene) and Reginald. THREE SIBLINGS (all of Detroit, MI): Beatrice Brown, Robert Boykins (Bertha), and Earsiline Francis. GRANDCHILDREN: Ralph Boykins Jr., Marlon Boykins, DeMarco Boykins Sr. (Tracey), Tasha Boykins, LaVonda Boykins, Libra Harrison, Angela Strawder, Robert Crowder Jr., Tearra Johnson, Marlita Boykins. GREAT-GRAND CHILDREN; COUSINS; NIECES/NEPHEWS; LOVING HOST OF CLOSE FRIENDS AND EXTENDED FAMILY. THE CHURCH FAMILY AT PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH