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Obituary for Jeanette Raper Boykin

Jeanette Raper Boykin, 79, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield surrounded by her loving family.

Jeanette was born in Johnston County on September 10, 1938 to the late Kermit and Maybelle Narron Raper. She was married to the late Clovis Boykin, Jr. who preceded her in death in 2006. Jeanette was a member of Stancil’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church. She was retired from the Heritage Bank in Kenly. Jeanette was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and will be missed by all those that knew her. She had a very kind and humble spirit that showed in the way she treated others.

A service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel of Kenly Funeral Service with the Rev. Lloyd Hargis and Rev. Fred Crank officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kenly Cemetery.

Jeanette is survived by her daughter Lisa Lee and husband Richard of Clayton; son Will Boykin and wife Joyce of Middlesex; granddaughter, Peyton Elizabeth Lee; brothers, Bobby Raper and wife Judy of Middlesex, Johnny Raper and wife Ruth of Wilson, Jerry Raper and wife Debbie of Wilson; and her sister Gail Johnson and husband Ray of Middlesex; and many special nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Sherwood “Teeny Boy” Raper.

Although flowers are welcome the family suggest that donations may be made to the SECU Hospice House, 426 Hospital Road, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Kenly Funeral & Cremation Service

103 E Second St
Kenly, NC 27542





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Kenly Funeral & Cremation Service

103 E Second St
Kenly, NC 27542





3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Kenly Cemetery

Kenly, NC 27542


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