"You don't know my story… you don't know the things that I've been through…You cannot imagine…the pain and trials I've had to endure...But through it all God has been faithful to me!..He promised He would never leave me…My story proves that God can use me…And deliverance from sickness is my testimony…YOU DON'T KNOW MY STORY! The final chapter and the peaceful conclusion of the miraculous story in God's Book of Life for our beloved son, grandson, brother, godson, nephew, cousin and friend, Mr. Frankie Lydell Boisseau, Jr. was revealed on Saturday morning, November 12, 2016, at the Pruitt Healthcare Center in Raleigh, N.C., where he resided.Frankie Jr. was TRULY a miracle designed by God in the form of a "bouncing baby boy" who entered the world as a "Preemie," only 26 weeks developed and weighing in at 1 lb. and 13 oz., born on February 27, 1990, to his parents, Vivian Taylor Boisseau and the late Frankie Lydell Boisseau, Sr.at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Hospital in Richmond, Va.By the grace and mercies of God, and despite the constant doubt of his longevity by the entire medical professional and after 26 years of blessings after blessings, Frankie Jr. proved to be a true testament to the amazing, sustaining power of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.In addition to his father, Frankie Jr. was greeted at Heaven's Gates by his maternal grandfather, the late Richard R. Taylor and his paternal grandparents, the late Howard H. Sr. and Mary E. Boisseau ("Papa & Honey") whom he loved with all of his heart.As a toddler, Frankie Jr. began to thrive and develop into a "happy-go-lucky" child who kept a beautiful smile upon his face. He began his early formative years as student with the Richmond Public Schools System in Richmond, Va. Upon relocating with his family to Warrenton, N.C., Frankie Jr. graduated from the Warren County High School as a proud member of the Class of 2008. Soon after graduation Frankie Jr. was diagnosed with the disease Lupus. Despite all the odds he experienced with the dreaded complications of his infirmity, and with prayer, perseverance and patience, Frankie Jr. matriculated to North Carolina Central University, where he was an active member of Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success, Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society, The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ), and later earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude…truly, To God be The Glory!As a young boy Frankie Jr. confessed Christ as his personal Savior and united in membership with the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg, Va. After relocating to Warrenton, N.C., he began to fellowship with his family at various churches in North Carolina Metropolitan area.Frankie Jr. loved all types of music from Gospel to Jazz and from "Old School" to "New School!" He was a true, loyal, dedicated, supportive and faithful fan of The Dallas Cowboys Football Team..."true blue to the end." He was a true inspiration to his beloved family and all who knew him. He often displayed prolific strength and determination even in the midst of his pain. He was living proof and a profound witness to God's grace, His goodness and His mercy. He demonstrated to everyone that in spite of life's adversities "all of his good days, far outweighed his bad days and never complained!" We are most Thankful to God for the promise of Everlasting Life with Him and the assurance that though Frankie Jr. is now absent from his tired, weak and debilitated physical body….his precious soul is now present with the Lord!Frankie Jr. has left an indelible legacy in the hearts and minds of his loving family to include his loving, faithful and devoted mother and step-father, Vivian Taylor West-Bey and her husband, Fred Sr.; loving and truly devoted fiancée, Zakiyyah A. Ballentine of Raleigh, N.C.; loving siblings, Dominique E. Taylor (Teresa), LaFredda Z. West-Bey, Joanna L. Nelson, Renata A. Nelson, Simaria Cook-Bey, Fred West-Bey Jr., Karen D. West-Bey, Sharon Y. West-Bey Smith (Paul), Sophia Z. West-Bey and Larry A. Epps; loving and devoted grandmother, Shirley P. Taylor; godsisters, Raven C. Watson and Robin M. Griffin; loving and devoted godparents, Minister Calvin L. Robb (Annie) who helped to raise him, Gail Anderson, Doris Knight and Louis Stamps; many loving and faithful aunts and uncles to include, Lisa R. Turner, Iris L. Burleigh, Brenda Smith, H. Bertram "Bert" Boisseau and Rodney D. Taylor; loving nieces and nephews, Kei'Myah A. West-Bey, Tamyah M. Jones and Siahna M. Taylor, Arianna Griffin, Araia Griffin, and Jeremy Hayes; loving cousins to include Lisa M. Woods, Darien Taylor, and Rickey A. Taylor, and devoted family friends, The Ballentine and Brown Families of Durham, N.C., along with the Taylor, West-Bey and Robb families, and all others persons who were touched by Frankie Jr.'s amazing life.Services for Mr. Frankie L. Boisseau, Jr. will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va., Rev. Dr. Robert L. Elliott, Jr., pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church, Burrowsville, Va., eulogist, and Rev. Dr. Rebecca Branch-Griffin, pastor of Oak Street A.M.E. Zion Church, Petersburg, Va., officiating. The interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m.. to 7 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2016, at the funeral establishment.Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Boisseau and watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.