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Virginia Florence (Cannady) Boyette

December 22, 1930 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 90)


Mrs. Virginia Florence Cannady Boyette, 90, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6th at 3:00 pm  in the Clinton Cemetery with Rev. Michael Shook officiating. 

Born on December 22, 1930 in Sampson County, Virginia was the daughter of the late Vernie and Nellie Stewart Cannady and the widow of the late Herman Boyette.  She was a member of Grove Park Baptist Church. She worked in the childcare field for thirty-five years before retiring in 2010. She loved working with all the children she came in contact with through the years and truly made a difference in their lives. The children, and their parents, loved “Mrs. Virginia” for her kind, gentle nature, and for the way she cared for each child.  Virginia loved her family and friends and cherished the time they shared together. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Virginia is survived by her son, Tommy Boyette and wife, Libby of Clinton; two daughters: Kay Boyette Royal and husband, Carroll of Clinton; Lori Boyette Lewis and husband, Ardell of Wilmington; four grandchildren: Keith Royal (LeCarla), Brian Royal (Donna), Carley Lewis and Melinda McCullen; three great-grandchildren: Meghan, Zannah and Reid; one great great-grandson: Sawyer Royal; one step-granddaughter, Carley Ward; two step great-grandsons: Matthew and Ryan. She is also survived by two sisters: Jean Litchfield and companion, Ronnie Long of Wilmington, Alice Cannady Lockerman of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Ted B. Lockerman.  

The family will receive friends following the graveside service at the cemetery. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Virginia’s memory to the American Cancer Society by mailing to the local office: 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207;  online by visiting; or to Grove Park Baptist Church, 609 Northeast Blvd., Clinton, NC  28328.   

The family wishes to express their gratitude for all acts of kindness shown to them. Your love, prayers and concern has meant so much to the family at this time of great loss and is greatly appreciated.

Royal-Hall is honored to serve the Boyette family.

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Graveside Service w/ visitation following
February 6, 2021

3:00 PM
Clinton Cemetery
Elizabeth Street
Clinton, NC 28328

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