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Christopher Boykins

Christopher Rosean Boykins

Friday, June 5th, 1987 - Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Christopher Rosean Boykins, born June 5, 1987, went home to be with the Lord on February 19, 2019 at the age of 31. He was a devoted fiancé, father, son, grandson, brother, cousin, and nephew.

Chris was predeceased by his grandfather Charles “Danny Ray” Boykins, daughter Arianna Boykins, and his brother Kentreal Beasley. He leaves to cherish his memory by his fiancé Kylie Dishmon, his 3 daughters; Zaria Boykins, Alexis Boykins, and Ava Boykins, mother Gwenette Boykins-Oldham (Michael), father Kent Grimes (Toyya), grandmother Gwendolyn Foster-Boykins, 4 sisters; Keshira Smith, Abonie Crew-White, Rosa Brown, and Mya Oldham, and 2 brothers; Kevin Brown, and Montreal Beasley, and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

He will be lovingly remembered by those who were more than family, who had a bond bigger than words can explain; uncle Dontrell Turner (Keshara), aunt Darviette Johnson (Lekesha), cousin Michael (Myke Myke) Boykins, cousin Angela (Angie) Hayes, and cousin Markino (Kino) Walker. From running around together in diapers, to chasing after their own kids in diapers, they were inseparable.

Chris was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools system. He attended Flatwoods Job Corps where he obtained his Painting and Sandblasting certification. He was creative and an entrepreneur with dreams and plans for his own clothing line.

Loved by everyone he met, Chris had a beautiful soul. Respectful, polite, and a true gentleman, he was the epitome of what a man is supposed to be. He was a devoted father who adored his 3 girls and instilled in them the same respect he was raised with. Chris was determined and wanted the best out of everything in life. He was destined to be great.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 12:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    8100 Granby Street
    Norfolk, Virginia 23505
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Lea Ann noe

Posted at 02:24pm
My condolences to all the family of Chris Boykins. He was a very polite young man and a good father and fiancée to my nieces. He loved my cheeseball. I am thankful to have had some good Christmas Eve's with him at my house. May he rest in peace.

S Dancy

Posted at 04:14pm
To the family
My sincere condolences go out to you in this extremely difficult time the death of a loved one can be devastating the Bible offers hope for our loved ones sleeping in death Acts 24:15 helps us to appreciate that there will be a resurrection of the righteous and unrighteous and at Revelation 21:3,4 says that death pain and sickness will be no more I hope that your family will draw strength and comfort from Gods word the Bible pls visit our website at for more encouraging Bible truths again I'm so sorry for your loss

Gagliardo Family

Posted at 09:01am
To the Boykins Family,
Deepest condolences for your loss. May your happiest memories of Christopher warm your hearts at this difficult time, knowing you can see him again. Rev. 21:4 A promise from Jehovah. Prayers go out for you and yours.

Sherry Drummond

Posted at 09:19pm
My precious nephew I know we didn’t spend time together but saw one another sporadically. I am sad bc we didn’t make the time. I am comforted knowing God chose you knowing all things work together for the good of them that love the Lord. Because I know God I know all is well. Until we meet again. Your aunt Sherry 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

Trina Alston Scott

Posted at 03:57pm
Gwenette I am truly sorry for your loss, cherish all of the beautiful memories of Chris and know that our loving God will see you through, only He knows the whys and the what ifs, may God continue to bless you and the family my prayers are with you all. God Bless

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