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A Life Well Lived
Virginia Barksdale-Boyce passed away November 22, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was born to the late Jacob and Mahalia Barksdale on June 20, 1934. She was raised in Atlanta, GA and attended the first Debutante Ball held in Atlanta by Sigma Gama Sorority Inc. She graduated from David T. Howard High School with the class of 1951 then attended Morris Brown College.
She met and married Leon Boyce in 1952. From that union 5 children were born, Janice, Michael, Michelle (twins), Gregory and Dexter Boyce.
She was a devoted and caring wife and mother along with being a spiritual person (one favorite saying was “Praise his Name”).
She also enjoyed singing, cooking, and spending time with friends. She truly adored all her grandchildren. Later in life she participated in many senior activities and pageants (Ms. Choir of the Cosby Spears Towers).
She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Jacob & Mahalia Barksdale; Daughter, Janice Tension; and 2 Granddaughters, Quintricia Thomas and Evette Boyce.
She leaves to cherish her memory Daughter, Michelle Boyce; 3 Sons Michael Boyce (Polly), Gregory Boyce, Dexter Boyce(Michelle); Granddaughter, Felicia Young (Scott); and a host of other grandchildren, nephews, great grandchildren, great nieces and nephews.
The family held a private Memorial service November 25, 2017 at 10:30am.
The family would like to express our deepest thanks and appreciation for all the many acts of kindness during their time of bereavement, especially the many prayers. We all look forward to seeing her again in paradise on earth as promised in Revelation 21:3,4.
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation 3570 Buford Hwy, Suite 202, Duluth, GA 30096 (678)584-0914. Messages of condolence for the family may be shared at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.
Revelation 21:3-4 (KJV)
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.