Robert Lee Boyce quietly transitioned to his eternal resting place on Tuesday, September 13th, 2022. He was born to the late Russell Skinner and Dorothy Boyce in Norfolk, VA. He was preceded in death by his three brothers Clifton Boyce, Charles Boyce, and Clyde Boyce. Robert was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and worked as a plasterer for many years after.
Affectionately known as “Rob”, “Ricky Montez”, “The Governor”, and many others over the years, Robert was ONE OF A KIND! He was a comedian, connoisseur (specifically of his stylish clothes and reggae music) and a true lover of his “medicine”. Rob was well-known in the streets of Berkeley and the Campostella, where he ran in his younger years with the Magnificent 7 aka “The Field Boys”. The word NO was never in Rob’s vocabulary, especially when it came to his children. If nobody knew anything else about Rob, they knew that his children meant the world to him. Rob was a true family man and a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. Rob was a TV fanatic, as he had a few favorite shows to include his Westerns and Take 1 on Sports Center.
Robert leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Sharonda Sanderlin (Lionel), Brittany Boyce; four sons, Robert Boyce, Jr. Kenton Sanderlin, Darren Sanderlin (Deirdre), and Kenneth Sanderlin; four grandchildren: Ashiyah Sanderlin, Makayla Sanderlin, Mikiyah Sanderlin, and Kenton Sanderlin Jr.; five sisters, Diane Johnson, Darline Boyce, Doreen White, Lisa Skinner-Spellman (Ronald) and Lisa James; one special aunt Isabelle Roscoe, two special nephews, Chris Jones and Melchasade Chandler; a special friend, Rosyln Walker and “Rasta-Coop”, and a host of other siblings, family and friends.
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Delphine Freeman saysSeptember 19, 2022 at 5:55 pm
May you rest in Paradise. You kept me smiling!! I miss you my buddy, I miss you my friend. May God’s peace give the family comfort. 💔💖💐
Vonnie M Mcclease saysSeptember 19, 2022 at 7:36 pm
Rest in peace my friend ♥️🙏
Lisa James saysSeptember 21, 2022 at 4:25 pm
Brother aka Mr Versace my kids and going to miss you so much my son is heart broken even though you were his unc for a short time it was like you been there all his life y’all got along so well first time I Intruduced y’all the same apply to my daughter I am thankful they met you love you always one love your sis Lisa James
Lora Keeling saysSeptember 22, 2022 at 1:03 pm
Rest In Peace my friend 🙏🏽🙏🏽
Daphne Orr saysSeptember 23, 2022 at 10:55 am
Rest easy my friend gone to soon but God gets the last word.Till we meet again
Coleen Norman saysSeptember 23, 2022 at 9:24 pm
Family you have our condolences. praying God’s strength and comfort for you all during this most difficult time of Rob’s transition. Rest In Heaven King
Dee Baker saysMarch 4, 2023 at 1:12 pm
Hello my dear friend, just learned this morning that you were gone. I will miss you you were a friend of mine. Rest in peace. Love you.😘