Theo C. Auman Inc.

247 Penn Street, Reading, PA


McCrae Boykins Jr.

October 7, 1958December 27, 2019
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McCrae Boykins, Jr., 61, went home to be with the Lord on Friday December 27, 2019 in his Reading residence surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Josephine Torres-Boykins whom they shared 30 years together and 20 years of marriage. McCrae was born in Reading on October 7, 1958 a son of the late McCrae Sr., and Joyce E (Spencer) Boykins. He was a 1976 Reading High School graduate and a graduate with a 2 year leadership from I-Lead. McCrae was a graduate of Hogar Crea of 2 1/2 years. He worked as a bail bondsman for Capital Bonding in various states and was a Director of Programs for many Non-Profit originations. McCrae was a member of Spring Valley Church of God and a Knight at his church. He was a founder of Anti-Drug March for 27 years and a vice president of Family First Resource Center. He is also survived by his children; Kinatai Ellison of Phila., Sahara and her husband John Zajcevski of Bel Air, MD., Catherine and her husband Sergeant First Class Sam Richardson of Chesterfield, VA., stepdaughters Kandy and her husband Herb Spitler of Muhlenberg, Jasetta and her husband Jose Vallejo of Reading, Olesia Wright and her partner Bo of Reading, stepson Alex Angelo Roman and his fiance' Evey of Reading, His siblings; Jeannette widow of Gus Giddens of Reading, Carmela Boykins and her partner Kenneth of Reading, Annette Boykins and her partner Traye of Tampa, FL., Anita Boykins of Reading, Mildred and her husband Gary Tyler of Bowie, MD., Gunnery Sergeant McKinley and his wife Debra Boykins of Fontana, CA., Veronica and her husband John Brown of Mohnton, Keith and his wife Tanya of Reading, paternal half brother Darnell and his wife Jackie, 15 grandchildren; Breana, Bryce, Shakiera, Chiante, Dashay, Shania, Lamont, Jr., Samier, Skyler, Jaritza, Jesennia, Jocelyn, Josie, Jayden, and Madalyse, step grandchildren Alyssa and Noel, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, close family friends Grady, Robert, Victor, and Jeff. A Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday January 4, 2020 at 12 noon in Spring Valley Church of God, 2727 Old Pricetown Rd., Temple, PA 19560. Burial is private. Viewings will be Friday January 3, 2020 6-9pm at Theo C Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St Reading PA 19601 and Saturday 10-12 noon in the church. Please pay respects for McCrae at wwwtheocauman.com


  • Josephine Torres- Boykins, Wife
  • McCrae Boykins Sr, Father (deceased)
  • Joyce E Boykins, Mother (deceased)
  • Kinatai Ellison, Daughter
  • Sahara Zajcevski, Daughter
  • Catherine Richardson, Daughter
  • Kandy Spitler, Stepdaughter
  • Jasetta Vallejo, Stepdaughter
  • Olesia Wright, Stepdaughter
  • Alex Angelo Roman, Stepson
  • Jeannette Giddens, Sister
  • Carmela Boykins, Sister
  • Annette Boykins, Sister
  • Anita Boykins, Sister
  • Mildred Tyler, Sister
  • McKinley Boykins, Brother
  • Veronica Brown, Sister
  • Keith Boykins, Brother
  • Breana, Grandchild
  • Bryce, Grandchild
  • Shakiera, Grandchild
  • Chiante, Grandchild
  • Dashay, Grandchild
  • Shania, Grandchild
  • Lamont Jr, Grandchild
  • Samier, Grandchild
  • Skyler, Grandchild
  • Jaritza, Grandchild
  • Jesennia, Grandchild
  • Jocelyn, Grandchild
  • Josie, Grandchild
  • Jayden, Grandchild
  • Madalyse, Grandchild
  • And a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and close family friends.


  • Visitation Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • A Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 4, 2020


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Valerie Jackson

January 4, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family. Cherish the memories of Crae Crae's life. It was well lived and well done.

Rest in Paradise my dear friend McCrae.

Debbie Giddens

January 3, 2020

To the Boykins Family, we have known each other all of our life. Our church was located next door to your grandparents then your parents. My family the Glimp family always looked at you all as a part our family. McCrae, Crae Crae I will forever hold you in my heart. It was such a wonderful feeling to have my younger brother working with me at BCAP. So many great memories, talks, laughter, tears we shared together. I loved when you told me about giving your life to Jesus. I loved those talks. I loved watching you work hard in the community. You reminded me of your mother with your love for helping any and everyone. I love you Crae Crae and the Boykins Famliy. Rest in Jesus my brother and I will see you in the morning. Love you forever.

Pam Bayard

January 3, 2020

To the Boykins family- I am so very sorry for your loss. McCrae is finally at peace and suffering no more. May God Bless your family at this difficult time.
Pamela Bayard

Michael Surratt

January 2, 2020

I have known Crae Crae for many years, and I would just like to say. If you had him as a friend, you indeed had a truly great person as your friend. Going to miss you my brother!!💖 RIP.

Vicky Price

January 2, 2020

I had the pleasure of coming to reading hospital an praying with you an your wife. God has you now an over the years I will cherish the memories ❤️

Noahleen Betts

January 2, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May you take comfort in knowing that he is resting safe in the arms of Jesus. Amen.
Noahleen Betts

Ryan Murphree

December 30, 2019

Our Hearts and Prayers are with the Boykins Family. May you feel GOD’s Grace and Peace during this difficult time.
-Friends and Co-Worker of Mike Boykins. Ryan & Keri Murphree Crawford, TX

Neidara Mathies

December 30, 2019

I love you so much Unc Crea Crea. Thank you for being the uncle father I always needed when i was younger and the example for adulting i needed....thank you for leading me on a path of love and never denying me a extra hug....Thank u. Thank u . U will be missed like no other.

Rachel Buchanon

December 29, 2019

You will be missed from Jeff and Rachel Glad you are not suffering anymore You are with our Heavenly Father being made a new with your mom and dad RIP until we meet again so many fond memories Gone but will never be Forgotten

Danny Moore

December 29, 2019

Our Condolences to the family Keeping you and family members in our prayers