Leonard "McRae" Boyette

December 27, 1935April 30, 2020

Leonard “McRae” Boyette, of Lucama, passed away on April 30, 2020.

McRae was born and raised in Lucama. He graduated from Lucama High School where he excelled in many sports. McRae worked for Wilson and Company for 27 years as a supervisor until they went out of business. He then went to work as a meat cutter at the grocery store on Main Street, Lucama INS. McRae and his wife, Dean, were members of Little Rock Original Free Will Baptist Church.

McRae loved sports, especially basketball and fishing. He enjoyed his time working in the garden and woodworking, making small furniture and toys for his grandchildren. McRae loved his family dearly and treasured his time with them.

McRae was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Blanche Boyette; granddaughter, Kiara Boyette; and brothers, George and Clarence Boyette. He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Geraldine “Dean” Askew Boyette; children, Kimberly Coley and Randy (Rachel) Boyette; grandchildren, Crystal (Robert) Wilson, Allen (Amber) Barnes, Danielle Boyette, and Justice Boyette; great grandchildren, Ava Wilson, Walker Wilson, Cameron Barnes, Trenton Barnes, and Aspyn Barnes; and very special family friend, Ann Little.

A funeral service will be held Monday, May 4th, at 2 pm, at Thomas Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC, with Rev. Kelley Smart and Rev. Dr. De Eakes officiating. Burial will follow the service in Evergreen Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Little Rock Original Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 340, Lucama, NC 27851.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Leonard "McRae" Boyette

have a memory or condolence to add?

John Broadway

May 3, 2020

Dean, Kim and Randy. Very sorry to hear about the passing of a man I called my best friend. We had so many great times together. I will always cherish those memories. God will comfort you and give you wisdom in times of sorry.

Wanda Brown

May 2, 2020

Mrs. Geraldine, Kim and Randy, I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. McRae passing. He was so kind and dear hearted. May God’s peace be with you all. My prayers are with you, love Wanda Lewis Brown.

Christopher Weber

May 1, 2020

Randy and family, our prayers are with you during this especially difficult time.

Chris Weber and family

Sharon Hoffman

May 1, 2020

Prayers going out to your family.


Learn more about the Boyette name