Alice McDonald Boykin, daughter of Kate and Joseph McDonald, was born on June 16, 1914 in Dresden, Tenn. She departed this life suddenly on Feb. 3, 2013 after a lengthy illness.

Faye received her education in Dresden, Tenn. In her later years, she moved to New York City, then resided in Baltimore. She was employed for many years at the Metropolitan Grace Building. She accepted Christ at an early age in Tennessee at St. James Methodist Church. In her later years, she became a member of Salem Baptist Church.

She had numerous friends; everyone who knew her loved her. She enjoyed eating and was very devoted to family. She will be truly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Boykin; three brothers, William, Bennie and Joe; and one sister, Maybelle.

She leaves to mourn her memory; three daughters, Annie, Cyrane and Christina; one son, Dwayne; five sisters, Ora, Mary, Francis, Betty, Bonnie and Bobbie; three brothers, Raymond, Jimmy and Vergil; 13 grandchildren, Ebony, Colby, Tiffany, LaToya, Nicole, Leroy, TyQuanza, Johntae, John, Tykeria, Jamaiya, Taveon and Mario; 9 great-grandchildren, Corey, Decorey, Antonio, Dwayne, Demarcus, Tajah, Paul, Tawheed and Sherman; two sons-in-law, Mike and Mario; two special nieces, Daisy Young and Sarelle; and a host of nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.