Helen Payne Boykin

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Helen Payne Boykin, loving and loved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully Nov. 2, 2013 to join her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

She was born Sept. 3, 1930 in Mexia, to Robert Earl Payne and Sarah Oma Payne.

She is survived by her son, Dennis and his wife, Cynthia and their daughters, Courtney and Brittany; son Tony and his wife, Cindy and their sons, Sam and Scott; brother, Bob Payne; and nieces, Carol Evans and Linda Liles.

Helen grew up in Wichita Falls, graduated from Wichita Falls Senior High School and attended Midwestern State University and secretarial school. She had a varied career working at radio and television stations and as a legal and executive secretary. After retiring, she fulfilled a longtime dream of owning her own store selling antiques and collectibles. Helen was the life of family gatherings and enjoyed cooking, gardening and shopping.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Mexia Cemetery with Brother Dan Carroll officiating.
Condolences to the family may be made online at blair-stubbs.com.