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Octavia Boykin Daily was born on March 12, 1942 to Rachel and Vivin Boykin in Kershaw, South Carolina. 

God decided it was time for her homecoming on March 26, 2017 at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center, Sanford, North Carolina.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased in death by her son, Anthony Daily and a brother, Clarence Boykin.

 Octavia was the second of seven children. She attended W.B. Wicker School in Sanford, North Carolina.

In 1958, shortly after her marriage, she moved to New York, New York where she worked as a Sales Associate at Alexander’s.
In 1978, Octavia moved back to Sanford, North Carolina. She was employed at Belk Department Store for 15 years and Moen, Inc.
for 25 years.

Octavia is survived by one daughter, Arlene Daily, of Sanford, NC; one son, Ernest C. Daily, Jr., of New York, NY; one grandson,
Ernest C. Daily, III, of Syracuse, NY; one granddaughter, Porschia M. Epps, of Ellenwood, GA.; two sisters, Albertine (Redell) Buie
of Johnsonville, NC and Nancy (James) Person of Sanford, NC; three brothers, Curtis (Doris) Boykin, Ricky Boykin, and Victor (Kelly)
Boykin of Sanford, NC. Octavia is also mourned by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral Services: 2:00pm Saturday, April 1, 2017 at C.E. Willie Funeral Chapel, 
200 Hawkins Ave., Sanford; family hour: one hour prior to service; burial: Minter
Cemetery, Sanford, NC.. Arrangements by: C.E. Willie Funeral & Cremation Services, Sanford, NC.
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  • Monday, March 27, 2017
    The staff at CE Willie Funeral & Cremation Services will continue to keep you and your loved one in our prayers.
    ~ CE Willie Funeral & Cremation Services
  • Monday, March 27, 2017
    Octavia, I love you then and forever, You was such a good friend to me. and I enjoy the time that we shared together, when I came back to Sanford, three years ago.. You will be miss You was such a good person. my heart if with your family; Your ffiend always, Dot
    ~ Dorothy Shaw   Sanford,, NC
  • Monday, March 27, 2017
    To the family of my classmates octavia she will be missed.we were always together at class reunion time.may God bless the have my deepest sympathy..
    ~ Betty Washington   Allendale, SC
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Praying consolation and strength. God is faithful. Pastors Jamessage & Beverley Prince Walk By Faith Christian Center Cameron, NC
    ~ Beverley Prince   sanford, NC
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    Ernest and Family, As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. Thank you for sharing your mother with us. Love, SGM Troy and Mrs. Gabrielle Williams
    ~ Gabrielle and Troy Williams   Riverview, FL
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    Prayers and blessings to you and the family. R.I.H. MA Dukes
    ~ Bryan Strongkaracter Williams   Ft. Washington, MD
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    Words Cannot Express the feelings of loosing the Mother.....But, we all give thanks; to God, for sharing his child - Ms. Daily with us!! "BE ENCOURAGED!!"
    ~ Wayne Garner   Kinston, NC
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Ernest & Family...I am praying that God gives you peace and comfort...may Ms. Daily rest in the arms of Jesus...May God bless you all in this time of need! Tight hugs Coord!
    ~ Toi Mitchell   Dallas, TX
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    So sorry for your loss.Praying comfort,strength, & peace in Jesus name.
    ~ Yvonne Allen   Sanford, NC
  • Friday, March 31, 2017
    ~ CLASS OF 1960   Sanford and, NY
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mom. U are in my orayers. ((((hugs)))
    ~ Talisa- Tastietee   MD
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mom. U are in my orayers. ((((hugs)))
    ~ Talisa- Tastietee   MD
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mom. U are in my orayers. ((((hugs)))
    ~ Talisa- Tastietee Lewis   Baltimore, MD
  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017
    To the Family of Ms. Octavia Daily, I had the profound Pleasure of meeting Octavia as an employee at Belk, in Sanford. Ever since then she has meant so very much to me as a Friend. I was not aware of her declining health, and regret tremendously of not being able to visit with her during that time. I could Always count on her greeting me with an Infectious smile and Great conversation and a genuine hug. I will miss her Dearly, and Forever hold her Memory in my heart. Praying God's Comfort and Peace as only He can give.
    ~ HIlda Matthews   Sanford, NC
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    So very sorry for the loss of a dear friend! Octavia will surely be missed.Prayers and condolences to family. Sincerely, Claudia Lee
    ~ Claudia Lee   Sanford, NC