Doris B Boyd

April 21, 1938November 18, 2010

Doris B. (Memaw) Boyd, age 72, of Bassett, died Thursday, November 18, 2010, at her home. Born in Henry County April 21, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Walter G. Boyd and Gladys Rhodes Boyd. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Winford Boyd, and two grandchildren, Cameron and Christopher Martin. Doris was a member of Collinsville Baptist Church where her funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 20, 2010, with the Rev. Tracy Freeman officiating. Interment will follow in the Boyd Family Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Witt and Wendy Boyd Martin of Bassett, three sons, Michael Witt and Jeffrey Witt of Bassett, Gregory Boyd of Danville, two sisters, Shelby Cromer of Martinsville, Hazel Rhodes of Ridgeway, a brother, Arthur Boyd of Martinsville, 12 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at Collinsville Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Martinsville and Henry County or to The Gideons.

Online condolences may be made at: Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.


  • Visitation Friday, November 19, 2010
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 20, 2010

Doris B Boyd

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August 8, 2011

Ms. Boyd, It seems as if yesterday that we were sitting at the table playing uno, sipping on tea, and laughing about some poor soul! We had our good times, and it was a real pleasure getting to know you personally, the inside person, the humorous side of you. It was very difficult watching you endure the sickness that you went through as you struggled to recover from your illness. We as humans don`t know why things such as cancer has to occur to great people like yourself, but thats in God`s hands and He knows the reason! You were placed on Earth for a limited time to share your love with family and friends and we`re all much better as individuals now after having you in our lives! We will always treasure this time spent with you! Now our Father God has brought you home to be with Him and previuous loved ones who passed before you! We hate to have to let you go, but know that you will be waiting with open arms with love and joy to see us join you in heaven when our time comes! I love you and hope to see you again so we can continue with the laughs and humor while we walk the streets of gold! With Love, Barry G. Martin

megan martin

August 6, 2011

i hear that its supposed to get easier as time goes by, but i don't think that's true. i miss you so much more each day. your were, and still are my hero, and i thank God he blessed me by letting you be in my life. its especially hard waking up in our room, and you aren't laying right there beside me. there has been so many things i have wanted to tell you, and i just miss your conversations in general. you would have been so proud of me at graduation, but i know you were looking down on me, happy. there are also little things that happen, that show me that you're looking down on us. mama says so many things that you said, or reminds me of you, it always puts a smile on my face. even though i miss you like crazy, it gives me so much relief knowing that you aren't in pain anymore. its overwhelming to think that you've seen how beautiful heaven is, and you've seen the face of Jesus. memaw, i know you're still in my heart, and i think of you each day. i miss you more than words can express, and i love you so much.

love always and forever,
"merry mary, quite contrary"


June 22, 2011

I can't believe its been over 7 months since you've been gone. It never gets easy, but we constantly remind ourselves that you're in a much better place. Greg and I miss you so much and think about you every single day. Things are looking up for us and we've had so many things happen that we haven't wanted to share with you. Sometimes without thinking one of us will pick up the phone to call you and then reality sets in. You are missed more than words can describe and I'm so thankful that I got to know you...I see so much of your personality in Greg and it makes me smile. We miss you so much and love you even more.
Love always,


May 15, 2011

Every day gets harder without you!I know you would want me to focus on my life and the girls, but i am so lost in this world without you, my best friend. I know you are in a better place with your loved ones and the cancer is gone from your body and you are beyond happy, and for those reasons i wouldnt wish you back.
I go to sleep thinking of you and i wake up thinking of you. you made such an impact in my life and it is so hard to figure out how to continue without you.I miss our coffee in the mornings and the laughs we shared, and the love and support you gave. we shared a bond that no other could understand and for that i am so honored. i lost so much november 18 2010, but i will never forget! A part of you lives on in me. i miss you more than words can say and the love i have for you is even beyond that. Thinking of you always,
"little wen"

Hannah Moore

April 12, 2011

You're on my mind today more than usual. I woke up thinking about you and have been crying off and on all day. I miss you so much and wish more than anything I could hear your sweet voice or hold your hand one more time. We all try to remind ourselves that you're in a much better place and with your parents and Wink...that makes us smile, but it's still hard without you here. I love you so much and can't wait until we meet again...Love Always

Elijah Love

January 8, 2011

Mema... its hard not seeing that beautiful smile every day. But it was so easy to love you because you always welcomed me into your heart and showed me love and treated me like i was one of your own kids. I miss the lil joy rides you christy and i would take on the mountains. I know your in a better place and your very happy and pain free. I wish I could see you one day but if the good Lords willing I will. Id love to hug you and hold your soft hands and feel that warm feeling that I fealt when I was around you. I want you to know that I loved you with all my heart. Love you always see you again one day

christy Witt

January 8, 2011

Mema..I love you and miss you so much I think about you everyday , I dream of your Beautiful smile sleep with your night gown..I will never forget you and what all you done for were my Mom you taught me so much,you are the strongest person I know all that you have been through..I miss you your smile,your touch!Im heart broken with out you,but i know you are with God,and just like you wrote in your Bible christy meet me in Heaven and I will I promise!I will always cherish all the times together..Intill we meet again my Beautiful Angel,Love you Forever!


January 6, 2011

It's been almost 2 months and you're missed more and more each and every day. The holidays were very sad this year and it just felt so lonley without you here. Greg and I both have a memory of you everyday and sometimes it makes us cry while other times we're laughing so hard. You were an amazing woman and even though I'm always going to wish I had more time with you, I'm so very grateful for the few months we had together. You introduced me to new words that I'll never forget and you made me laugh harder than anyone ever has. I'm taking good care of your baby boy and somewhat keeping him in line (and you know how challenging that is :) I love you and I miss you so much...until we meet again...

Tammy Pearson

December 3, 2010

I know people come in an out of peoples hearts threw out years, but you are one that has never left mine. You are the most amazing woman Ive ever known and Im so greatfull to have the 6yrs of being a part of your family. I know god received a angel when he got you and must have some amazing plans for you. You are for ever and always in my heart I love you always Tammy Pearson

November 27, 2010