Sally Jane “Janie” Boykin

August 4, 1941 - November 24, 2023

Sally Jane “Janie” Boykin, 82, of Lumberton, died Friday, November 24, 2023.  She was born on August 4, 1941, in Blountsville, Alabama, to Irene Little Young and L.H. Young.

Janie moved to Lumberton with her family, went to school in Kountze, and graduated in Silsbee.  She attended First Baptist Church of Loeb where she met the love of her life, John Boykin.  They later married and had four children.  Janie opened a beauty salon and later her and John started Boykin Homes and Land Sales.

She loved traveling in her bus to Branson, it was her favorite place to visit.  Janie also loved spending time with her grandchildren, playing cards with her friends, and most of all going to church at Crestwood, she loved the Lord with all her heart.

Survivors include her children, Marilyn Welch and her husband, Jerome; Kevin Boykin and his wife, Renee; and Julie Moore and her husband, Garry, all of Lumberton; grandchildren, Jennifer Ard and Jared Welch, both of Lumberton; Ashlyn Kilpatrick and her husband Stephen, of Silsbee; Natasha Nichols and her husband, Thomas, and Natasha’s father, Tommy Blanchard and his wife, Jamie, all of Lumberton; Kyndall Brownsworth and her husband, Dylan, of Valley Mills; Brenner Boykin and his wife, Dusti, of Orangefield; Remington Boykin; Drake Boykin; Kala Hartman and her husband, Josh; and Jace Retherford and his wife, Amanda, all of Lumberton; Cameron Downey of Houston; and Bryton Theis of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Dillon Welch and his wife, Audrey of Lumberton, Dolton Coleman of Port Neches, Draden Ard, Dathan Ard, Braley Ard, Reese Kilpatrick, Jenna Kilpatrick, Rody Hussey, Rye Hussey, Sunni Brownsworth, Kipp Hartman, Kellar Hartman, Jake Retherford, and Avery Retherford; and great-great-grandchildren, Riddick Welch, Rexton Welch, and Aria Welch.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John J. Boykin, Jr.; daughter, Darla Blanchard; great-granddaughter, Addie Ard; and siblings, Hamilton Young, Herschel Young, Haywood Young, Harry Young, and Nancy Casper.

A gathering of Mrs. Boykin’s family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2023, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Boykin Family Cemetery, Lumberton.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • December 2, 2023
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • December 3, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Boykin Family Cemetery – Lumberton
  • West Walton Road, Lumberton, Texas, 77657,
  • December 3, 2023

Comments (8)

    Darlene Langham Barlow says:

    So sorry to hear of Janie’s passing. It’s never easy to loose your mom, and especially during the holidays. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Lumberton Chamber of Commerce says:

    So sorry to read this about Ms. Boykin. Prayers of comfort for her family.

    Ben & Sandra brunotte says:

    Very nice lady ,sorry for your loss.

    Mary Jo Pryne says:

    Truly a sad loss for those of us who called her our friend. She was always doing so much for her church and her friends. We miss you already, Janie. You are now re-united with your beloved John and for that we are happy. Until we see you again, rest in sweet Heavenly peace. Love and hugs~~~~Mary Jo

    Candice Biddle says:

    Marylyn and Jennifer,
    My condolences to yall and the family. I am glad that I had got the chance to meet her and to know her for the time that I did. She was a very sweet woman. I love yall.

    Debbie Dunham says:

    Loved your mama! She took me under her wing at 21 and doing youth and taught me how to prep food and things for large groups. Our sweet tea will forever be judged if it’s “Janie” tea.. that meant LOTS of sugar! Just the way everyone likes it!I can still see her grin when I asked her secret!

    Terrie D Green says:

    Janie was a dear friend and will be greatly missed.
    Janie loved her family beyond all measure and was blessed with a large family. She loved all her grandkids and great grandkids and each one held a special place in her heart.
    I know Janie is with her beloved John and daughter Darla, singing praises in heaven, free of pain!
    You will be missed, my friend!

    E-LANE K Graves Graves says:

    Will miss your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, but I will miss her as a friend. Loved her. E-Lane

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