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Shonda Boykins

Published 9:14am Saturday, July 14, 2012

Name: Shonda Boykins

Shonda Boykins

Age: 37

Occupation: Children’s Center

Children’s names and ages: Travon, 17, and Shondara, 15

If I could change my name, I’d make it: I wouldn’t, I love my birth name

Pet I’d like to own: Black lab

People say I look like: My grandmother, Ellen Sykes

Favorite movie of all time: “The Color Purple”

TV show I never miss: “First 48”

The secret to happiness is: Being honest with yourself

I wish I knew how to: Do maintenance on a car

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: “His Eyes on a Sparrow”

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Fish, mashed potatoes and any kind of greens

Three words that best describe me: Fun, outgoing and very caring

One superpower I wish I had: Curing cancer, sickle cell anemia

My proudest achievement: Being the best mother and father to my kids

My most humbling moment: Helping family members

My most recent trip: Rich Square, N.C.

My friends think I’m: Too easy going with people

I really lose my cool when: Someone makes fun of the unfortunate ones

Favorite pro sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite color: Purple

Best life lesson I’ve learned and who taught me: Never wish you had what someone else has because you don’t know what they went though to get it – my mother, Juanita Boykins

Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

What gives me the blues: Losing my loved ones

Best childhood memory: My cousin Jerry Knight showed me how to make a pop pistol out of notebook paper

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