Mary Frances “Frankie” Boyett


Sunday morning, July 25, 2021, heaven became the home of Mary Frances “Frankie” Boyett. In one beautiful moment, all of her faith was made sight. The body that robbed and failed her for many years became whole. Forever she will run, shout, leap and worship the Savior she loved and served faithfully all of her days. 

Frankie was born on February 12, 1946 at home in Harold Florida to the parents of William Monroe Smith and Mollie M. (Mutter) Smith. On October 31, 1964 she married Jimmy Boyett. They raised 2 sons, Shawn and Will, and one daughter, Shawna.

Frankie loved life and lived it to the fullest. She loved her Jesus, her husband, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with every beat of her heart. She treasured her friends and placed value on every relationship in her life. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was there for everything. Gathering with family and friends was one of her favorite past times. She loved to shop, going out to eat, cooking—-and boy, was she ever good at it, working in her yard, and just working in general. There’s a million things to say about this incredible woman, but this piece of paper would never hold nor do justice to the life, love, care, help, goodness, gentleness, meekness and kindness that she bestowed upon all those she came in contact with. She was known for her kind and compassionate spirit, her nurturing demeanor, and her love for Jesus. 

Frankie was preceded in death by her father, William, her mother, Mollie, her sisters, Dollie Nelson, Nancy Martin, Shirley-Ann Smith, Helen-Jean Smith, Hazel-Jean Smith, and her brother, Bo Smith.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years – Jimmy Boyett. Three children Shawn Boyett, Shawna Faison (Tony), and William Boyett all of Vernon, Florida. Her grandchildren Samantha Ward (Seth), Liz Barnes, Lynn Barnes, Dakota Boyett, McKenzie Faison, Shane Boyett, Ridge Faison, Brooklyn Cochran, Derek Boyett, Riley Thomas, and Calum Boyett. Two great grandchildren Ellie and Emberly Ward. Her sisters Marie Register (Harlon), and Margaret Roche (Squeaky). A host of nieces and nephews who also will cherish her memory. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 6:00pm -8:00 p.m. at Liberty Church in Vernon, Florida. Funeral Services will also be held at Liberty Church Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverends Dennis Boyett, Josh and Cody Boyett officiating. 

Interment will follow at New Hope Methodist Church cemetery immediately after service.

Brown Funeral Home & Blue Lake Crematory of Chipley, FL is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online register at


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