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Robert Lee Boyce


Sunrise: January 18, 1952

Sunset: September 13, 2022

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.

Viewing Thursday, September 22, 2022 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, Virginia Celebration of Life Friday, September 23, 2022 2:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, Virginia

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    Delphine Freeman says

    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. 💔💖💐

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      Vonnie M Mcclease says

      Rest in peace my friend ♥️🙏

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    Lisa James says

    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

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    Lora Keeling says

    Rest In Peace my friend 🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    Daphne Orr says

    Rest easy my friend gone to soon but God gets the last word.Till we meet again

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    Coleen Norman says

    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
    Norman/Epps family

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