Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
Michael DeWayne Boykin transitioned peacefully Friday, September 3, 2021, South Haven Health and Rehabilitation, LLC. He was born November 24, 1958, in Fairfield, Alabama, to the late Delores Boykin Johnson. He is preceded in death by only beloved sister, Vickie Renae’ Johnson Young, with whom he was very close.
Michael’s affinity for cooking was quite evident at an early age. Those skills were well known throughout the community, especially as his passion moved to the forefront at Captain D’s Restaurant – using his “secret” ingredient, his hush puppies were irresistible, with lines wrapped around the corner to place an order. Michael graduated from Fairfield High School, in Fairfield, Alabama, class of 1976. In addition to cooking, Michael loved to dance, travel and more importantly, spend time with family and friends. On any given day, you would find Michael laughing and joking and his personality was infectious.
He was known for his gentle and kind spirit always willing to lend a helping hand. In fact, before his granfather, grandmother, cousin, mother, and sister passed away, Michael was an attentive and loving caregiver to each family member. He was always consistent in his support for his family and those he loved.
Michael had an energetic vigor for life and truly enjoyed it to the fullest; he lived intentionally and abundantly.
Among those he leaves behind with many fond memories are his nephew Rodney D. Young, II; his neice, Ravian R. Young, along with three great nieces Laila, and Nyla I. Young and Aubree R. Edwards; one great nephew Ace R. Young; his dear friend and confidant Valerie Robinson and loving cousins, Terrie Boykin Outlin and her husband Anthony, who affectionally cared for him until the very end. Michael’s two uncles Harold Boykin, Sr. and Lonnie Ray, Boykin Sr. and two aunts Gloria E. Boykin and Brenda O. Boykin are also left to mourn his passing, as well as a host of cousins and friends.
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