Ardella Gautier Boyette, 90, of 1701 Ozzie Road, went to her heavenly home on Monday, August 2, 2021.
Funeral service will be held at 6:00 pm, Thursday August 5th at Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Steve Wilkins and Rev. Jimmy Flowers officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the fellowship hall. Interment will be at 10:00 am, Friday, August 6th at the Clinton City Cemetery.
Ardella, born October 26, 1930 in Duplin County, was the daughter of the late Aaron Hinton Gautier and Effie Hairr Gautier. She was a homemaker and family caregiver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Needham H. Boyette, son Corkey Boyette, grandson Jason Boyette and brothers Marvin Gautier and Graham Gautier.
Family and friends were very important to Ardella. She kept her grandchildren when they were young and cared for her father, mother and daughter when their health declined. She was a soft spoken, Christian lady who encouraged everyone with her kind words and smile. She was a loving wife and mother who provided a happy home for her husband and children. Ardella was well known to visit her family and friends regularly always bringing a cake, her delicious divinity or small token of her love at each visit. She welcomed new families to the neighborhood and church family in the same sweet way.
Ardella and her family attended Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church where she was a member over 60 years. She was a nursery attendant for her church for over 40 years and also worked with the children in the Mom’s Morning Out Program at Graves Memorial. She had great love for children and cared deeply for each child in her care at Graves. They truly became a part of her family.
She loved basketball and even though she was a humble soul, she was quite competitive. In her late sixties she played in the 3 on 3 basketball competition in the National Senior Olympic Games in Arizona.
Ardella is survived by her daughters, Connie Carter and husband, Andy; and Vickie Boyette; grandchildren, Corrie Deporter (Brian); Amy Walker; and Kaleb (Mary Ann); great grandchildren Angel, Page, JJ, Joe, Emily, Mason, Isaac, Dylan, Ansleigh and Nevaeh; one great great grandchild, Nolan; and many special nieces and nephews that she loved as her own.
The family thanks our wonderful caregivers Rebecca Pope, Christa Peterson, and the staff at 3HC.
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