April 3, 1925 - January 2, 2022
Lestina Boyer was born April 3, 1925, to the late Maggie and Henry Cole in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the middle of three children, Lestina, affectionately know as ”Mickey” departed this life peacefully at Franklin Square Hospital in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 2, 2022. From the moment she came into this world she was a fighter. Little did she know that her untold strength would endure almost a century. She was fiercely strong, hardworking, steadfast, and unabashedly truthful. Known as Mrs. Boyer to most, Lestina to some. Mickey to many Aunt Mickey to an endearing few and more p Grandmom to those she held closet to her heart, her realness is why she was loved and respect by so many. Lestina was a strong Christian woman who served and gave her time, talent and treasure to her church. She was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church. She became an active member of pleasant Zion Baptist Church after moving into her daughter Linda’s home where she was supportively cared for. Lestina’s primary interest was always her family. she was a teacher, advisor, friend, nurse, and life coach. She was a meal planner, housekeeper, hairstylist, seamstress, and accountant. Lestina would stretch Buddy’s paycheck so far that he thoughts he got a raise. She was a loving homemaker and excellent cook. Her seasonal decorations were elegant and proper and her large wonderful meals were legendary. Lestina green thumb was the envy of her community and the pride of her home. Her ability to nuture flowers and plants was not surprising given that Lestina brought life to every room she entered. Lestina was that sweet, caring, loving, giving and funny person that you meet once in a lifetime. She was a “Ray of Sunshine” to her family and friends. She was very patient in listening and giving advice. She had a way of making everyone feel comfortable and wanted. Lestina had an infectious smile that would light up a room. She was nothing short of amazing! She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and joke. She also loved music and dancing. Always stylish, Lestina liked to shop, cook, watch old cowboy movies, and read novels. Blessed with a keen intellect, Lestina was well read and enjoyed a stimulating discussion on almost any subject. Her refreshing honesty, deep breath of knowledge, and sincere interest in her family, was coupled with her unwavering willingness to provide wit and wisdom, sage advice, counsel and a listening ear to all family members. Lestina led a full and beautiful life and can be remembered as the rock of her family. Although Lestina was tough, spirit, her heart was tender and pure She was spiritually wise and both care and endearing she possessed a beautiful a strong will and powerful determination. Lestina was the ultimate matriarch and always the phenomenal woman. She touched our lives and made it better. Lestina taught us the enormous value of self-love, selflessness and self-respect. Lestina leaves to cherish her memory; five loving children, Harry CR Williams III (Betty), Linda Golighty, Althea D. Moore. Valerie gainer, and Stephen D. Boyer; grandchildren, Sheryl Hines, Sherry Hines, Sharen Lewis, Tammy Campbell, Tracy Taylor, Harrison Williams and Heather Williams; Great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Lestina also leaves to mourn a niece and nephew, many devoted relatives and loyal friends. Lestina is preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin (Buddy) Boyer, sister Glendola Williams, and brother Nelson Staple. Lestina made numerous friends wherever she went and will be sincerely missed, but never forgotten. She will always live in our hearts.
Lestina Boyer was born April 3, 1925, to the late Maggie and Henry Cole in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the middle of three children, Lestina, affectionately know as ”Mickey” departed this life peacefully at Franklin Square Hospital... View Obituary & Service Information
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