Elsie W. Boyd

April 24, 1942April 29, 2013

Elsie Walters Boyd died April 29, 2013 at her home. She was born to the late Beuford Walters and Myrtis Adams Walters on April 24, 1942 in Lancaster, South Carolina.

Elsie retired after 25 years with the State of North Carolina, 15 of those with the Industrial Commission. Following retirement, she enjoyed working in her flower beds, feeding the many birds that found sanctuary in her backyard and RV camping with her husband Wayne and in-laws Dot and Richard Hicklin. Elsie also loved her Sunday School Class at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, of which she was a member for many years.

Elsie is survived by her husband Wayne Boyd of Cary, her daughter, Trisha, husband Jeff and grandson Logan of Zebulon, her son Mark, wife Tracy and granddaughter Caroline of Wake Forest, beloved mother, Myrtis Walters, brother, Modie Walters and wife, Fran, all of Lancaster, SC; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in Cary. The family will receive friends following the service.

The family would like to thank Dr. Hanna Sanoff and her team at UNC Cancer Center and Hospice of Wake County for their exceptional care and support during Elsie’s illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County or Greenwood Forest Baptist Church.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 2, 2013

Elsie W. Boyd

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Martha Barr Welzant

June 6, 2013

I now live in PA.,and I just heard of Elsie's untimely death. I had the pleasure of working with her at the Industrial Commission. She always had a smile and pleasant greeting for everyone, and her front desk job was not an easy one.
My sympathies to her loved ones. Heaven is enriched by her presence.

Larry Wright

May 6, 2013

Wayne, deepest sympathy to Mark, Trisha, you and all of your family for the loss of your loved one of many years. I think often about the times I spent on the baseball and softball diamonds with Marvin, Clay, and you, and deeply regret not having stayed in contact with you after I moved. Maybe we can get together in Cary with all of the gang soon. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

May 6, 2013

I will always remember your smile & how you always made sure to greet everyone you saw whenever you were around. You were a wonderful person & I'm glad to have known you for the years you were with us. I will miss you as we all will but one day when we cross over to Heaven where you are, I'll see you & that great smile again! Our loss is Heaven's gain! Your cousin, Andy Usher


May 5, 2013

I am sorry for your family's loss. Please know that the God of all comfort is with your family and will help you to endure the temporary loss of your loved one. (Romans 15:5)

Wanda Wells

May 4, 2013

Dear, cousin I will always remember the smile on your face. Will miss u very much. Praying for the from Wanda usher wells and family.

May 4, 2013

We extend our condolences to Elsie's family. Tom and Jan Hulsey, Raleigh, NC

Tom and jan Black

May 3, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Lorrie Dollar

May 2, 2013

When Nelson was HR director for Commerce, Elsie would frequently fill in at his office when his staff had to be in meetings. She was always so positive and such a delight to be around. When I joined the Industrial Commission, Elsie was the first person I met. She made every day at the office special, just with the joyful sound of her voice and the kind words!! Heaven is a brighter place with Elsie Boyd there! God bless you all in Elsie's passing. I hope that HE will keep you in His care, and I know HE is rejoicing at Elsie's return to her heavenly home.
Nelson, Lorrie and Ian Dollar

Kim Carlile

May 2, 2013

Wayne and Family, We are thinking of you during this difficult time. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Carl and Kim Carlile

Mona Keech

May 2, 2013

I worked with Elsie at the Commission until I retired. She always had a smile when she greeted you. Her personality glowed when she came in contact with you or greeted a visitor.
The last time I saw her was at the Lone Star in Clayton. She was having lunch with one of her friends. My prays are with you and she will always be in your heart. Mona Keech
was with your.