Lydie Frelechoux Gay Boykin

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Lydie Frelechoux Gay Boykin, 84, of Ft. Mitchell, Ala., died on Wednesday, Feb. 05, 2020 with her family by her side.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 in the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, Ala. with Pastor Derrick Millirons officiating.  Entombment will follow in Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Ms. Boykin was born Aug. 6, 1935 in Paris, France, daughter of the late Arthur Frelechoux and Ernestine Launay Frelechoux. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family. Ms. Boykin’s home was the “neighborhood” home during her children’s youth. She loved to garden, cook, quilt and crochet; making special quilts and afghans for family and friends. Her special gifts will continue to be cherished along with her memories.

Ms. Boykin was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Wyatt Gay and a son, Joseph Gay.

Survivors include her four children: Billy Gay, Smiths Station, Ala., John Gay (Lisa), Seale, Ala., Teresa Hopper (Bill) Rabun Gap, Ga. and Angela Albertson (Darren), Ft. Mitchell, Ala.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; several other family members and friends also survive.

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