Mrs. Alice Boyd Brockington has finished her race and departed her earthly life on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC. Alice was born April 25, 1928 to the late Menin Boyd and Nancy Giles Boyd. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 5 brothers.
Alice found Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Lebanon AME Church. She received her formal education in Williamsburg County school system. In 1957, She married Louis Brockington and this union was blessed with 4 children. For the next 15 years she was a devoted and loving military wife, that cared for her husband and their children. When her husband was deployed, she always told their children,” Daddy was coming home”, and he did.
On September 28, 2017, Alice and Louis celebrated 60 years of marriage. Her husband retired after 20 years of military service, and at this time she joined Weldon Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Alice loved her church and its members. Weldon Hill welcomed her into their family with open arms and made her feel at home. She served the church faithfully holding several positions in the church. She served as President of the Usher Board, member of the Missionary Board, Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer of the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Association, and Deaconess/Deacon’s wives Auxiliary Board. In her community, Alice was a member of the Mt. Ararat Chapter #288 Order of the Eastern Star for many years.
Mrs. Alice Boyd Brockington leaves behind a loving and devoted husband, Mr. Louis Brockington of the home, three daughters, Mrs. Sherry (Clayton)Brockington Gillyard of Daegu, South Korea, Mrs. Louise (Timothy) Brockington Leland of Pendleton, SC, Ms. Judy Brockington of the home. One son, Mr. Louis Brockington, Jr. of Pendleton, SC. Ten Grandchildren, Clifton D. Gillyard of Kissimmee FL, Natasha C. Gillyard of Durham, NC, T. Reshawn Leland of Seneca, SC, Timothy J. Leland, Jr, Alexis C. Leland, Nycole E. Leland and Allison B. Leland of Pendleton, SC, Joshua F. Neal, Nadia S. Neal and Katherine Z. Neal of the home. Six Great grandchildren, Little Miss Ashton Olivia Leland of Greenville, SC. Little Miss A’Mya LeAnna Alice Grayden, Little Miss A’Journey LeAnn Olivia Grayden, Little Miss Avah Nicole Leland, Young Mister Elijah Akeem Timothy Leland, Young Mister Carter Louis Blackburn of Pendleton, SC. One brother, Mr. William C. Boyd of Andrews, SC. Three sisters-in-law Ms. Vernie Mae Boyd of Greensboro, NC, Ms. Geneva Boyd, and Ms. Ruby Brockington of Andrews, SC, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Alice truly loved and cared for everyone in the community. We would like to especially thank her niece, Juanita Anderson for all of her help and care during Alice’s illness.