Like the hummingbird, Jeni Alyse McMeans Boykin touched many lives symbolizing beautiful joy, love, strength, and lightness using her creativity to transform the simplest things into brilliant works of art.
From the onset where she grew up in Athens, Alabama to her young adult years in Los Angeles, CA and later in the greater metro Birmingham area, Alyse’s project management skillset was quickly honed and greatly appreciated by her many clients who always appreciated her ingenuity, artistic flair, and “let’s-get-er-done” spirit. Always fearless, especially in her mid-20’s, she started strong in Los Angeles as a high-end lady’s garment fashionista in Los Angeles. One of her most proud/fun entrepreneurial joint venture projects was High Style Pets & Peeps - doggy boutique. If an entrepreneurial award existed for “most repeat business maker”, Alyse would have earned multiple trophies as evidence of her superior flair and competence.
She was unshakeable, genuine, and pure at heart in deeply supporting and adoring her beloved husband – Joel Allen II, sons Joel Allen III (JJ) & Jordan, mother-in-love Beverly, brothers-in-love Sean & Joel Jr., sisters-in-love Lisa & Bambia as well as a whole host of loving family members and friends.
Gone on to glory – Alyse’s parents Jerry and Joni McMeans. In addition to loved ones previously mentioned, Alyse’s spirit will forever be cherished by those she leaves behind including surviving brothers – John Whitworth & Heath McMeans, Aunt Pam, and Ava Whitworth (niece) and Bentley Whitworth (nephew), and many close friends including B. Susie Patterson, Tonya Moses-Cornett, Michelle Nunez, & Sonya Sparks. So, the next time you see a hummingbird, you might smile broadly with a warmed spirit and think of our precious Alyse.