Mary Nell Kearney Boykin, 87, of Spring Hope died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at her home. Born in Vance County on August 8, 1927 to the late Samuel Crawford and Sadie Wheeler Kearney. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Millard Guy Murray and Albert Dewey Boykin; her son, Keith Murray; her grandson, Michael Murray; her siblings, Esther Lowery, Edward, Robert, Justice, Howard and Clarence Kearney.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle with Rev. Mark Tondee and Rev. Bobby Murrill officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall. Interment will follow in Bunn Memorial Gardens.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Janice Mills (Brooks) of Spring Hope; step-daughter, Jean Goff (Prince) of Snow Hill; daughter-in-law, Judy Murray of Bailey; grandchildren, Brent Cone (Jennifer), Mark Cone (Rebecca), Robyn Reynolds (Ron) all of Spring Hope, Adam Murray (Stacie), Roman Murray (Tiffany) all of Bailey and Mollie Poulin (Greg) of Alberta, Canada. Also surviving are her sisters, Frances White (Ronald) of Rolesville, Mavis Cash of Rocky Mount, Edith Jenkins (John) of Jacksonville, FL, Sandra Hall (B.D.) of Butner; a brother, David Kearney of Georgia; as well as her twelve great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 394 Ferrells Bridge Road, Louisburg, NC 27549 or to Good News Baptist, 13212 NC Hwy 98 W., Spring Hope, NC 27882. Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg, Online condolences may be made to www.lancasterfcs.com