Chakira A. Boyland was born Oct. 12, 1984 to Jaqueline Griffin and Dallas Boyland in Helena. She was raised and nurtured by Jacqueline Griffin Dixon and Rickey Dixon.
As a little girl she loved music, singing and dancing. When Chakira got older she enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and every contestant was supposed to pick the letter “T.”
Early Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, 2013, God sent one of his angels down to Helena Regional Medical Center to bring his baby girl home.
There are no words to express how much we are going to miss her.
Chakira is preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Pearlie Mae Vann, grandfather Robert Payne and an uncle, David Lee Griffin.
Chakira leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted mother, Jaqueline Dixon of Helena-West Helena; her fathers, Dallas Boyland of Helena-West Helena and Rickey Dixon of Clarksdale, Miss.; three brothers, Anquon Ellebb of Fulton, Mo., Jamaal Griffin of Helena-West Helena, and Curtis Griffin of Austin, Texas; a sister, Casey Griffin of Robinsonville, Miss.; her grandmothers, Addie Bea Griffin and Ruth Ella Boyland of Helena-West Helena; her uncles, Curtis (Bunnie) Griffin of Dalton, Ill., Tony Boyland of Georgia, Marvin Boyland of Chicago and Timothy Boyland of Helena-West Helena; her aunts, Carolyn (James) Street of Southaven, Miss., Linda (Willie) Minor of Helena, Wonda Boyland of Helena-West Helena, Kitty Leddbetter of Little Rock, Jontella Boyland of South Carolina, Theresa Willis of Holly Grove, Margie Holbrook of Helena-West Helena, Debbie Moore of Southland, Angelia Lynard of South Carolina, Linda Lesuare of Georgia, Joyce Boyland of Chicago, Ill., and Shirley Cobb Smith of Carolina; her great aunt, Pearlie (J.C.) Duckworth of Maywood, Ill.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends that loved her very much.
Funeral services for Chakira A. Boyland will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the P.L.M. &D District Center. Rev. JaSean Smith will officiate the service. Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Robert Lee Brown Memorial Chapel.