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Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX

OBITUARY

Rufus A. Boyd

December 29, 1933June 17, 2020
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Rufus A. Boyd, 86, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away on June 17, 2020.

He was born in Monthalia County, Texas on December 29, 1933. Rufus graduated from Solomon Coles High School and received his associate’s degree from Del Mar College in Radio and Television Repair. He married Mathis M. Ervin in March 1958. Rufus worked at the Reynolds Aluminum Plant making aluminum products. He worked there for 33 years.

He was a member of Greater Shiloh COGIC and had a passion for the word of God. He was a scholar and teacher and loved fishing.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mathis M. Boyd; parents, Dora and C.T. Boyd; brothers, Willie and Lawrence Boyd and sisters, Ora Hill and Lois Vernel Boyd.

He is survived by his children: Priscilla Harris (Michael), Charles Boyd, Phillip Boyd, Sr. (Colette) and Sean Boyd. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He will be lovingly missed by his sister; Mrs. Doris James and his brother, Mr. Andrew Boyd, Sr.

Visitation will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Priscilla Harris (Michael), Daughter
  • Charles Boyd, Son
  • Phillip Boyd Sr. (Colette), Son
  • Sean Boyd, Son
  • Mrs. Doris James, Sister
  • Mr. Andrew Boyd Jr., Brother
  • Mathis M. Boyd, Spouse (deceased)
  • Dora and C. T. Boyd, Parents (deceased)
  • Willie and Lawrence Boyd, Brothers (deceased)
  • Ora Hill, Sister (deceased)
  • Mr. Boyd also leaves 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

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  • Interment

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

Memories

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Ronald Boyd

June 27, 2020

I will forever remember my Uncle Rufus for his scholarly and philosophical words of wisdom. He was always be an inspiration to me. Rest in peace, Uncle.

Priscilla Harris

June 26, 2020

My Daddy, My Hero, My Sugar! My Heart is Hurting so Bad, but I know that God will Heal This Pain. You were my Protector and My Best Friend, I could always count on you for sound Counsel. You were a Bible Scholar and Extraordinary teacher of God's Word. So many People looked to you for Answer to the Questions of the BIBLE.I reflect on the last time we were together, and I asked you what you wanted for Father Day? You said I will get back to you, and I waited for your answer.That answer never came, and Fathers Day will never be the same. We would always go to your Favorite Restaurant ( Red Lobster), and you enjoyed your favorite meal( Admirals Feast with Cheddar Biscuits). I Loved the Quality Time spent with you Dad! I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER❤ YOU ARE THE GREATEST DAD EVER💛

James Boyd

June 26, 2020

Our deepest condolences go out to my favorite childhood cousins, Phillip, Charles, Priscilla and Shawn. Uncle Rufus was my favorite uncle growing up and he will truly be missed. May God be with our Family during these trying times and may God Bless You All..

Love
James, Angela and Christanya

Michael Harris

June 25, 2020

My Father in Law was the Most Intelligent and Strong Men I knew. He was a Wealth of Knowledge in God's Word, and I absolutely was Blessed to have him a Part of my Life. He Loved and Protected my Wife Priscilla, and made me Earn his Trust, because he had to know that I would do right by his Baby Girl. And I Enjoyed his Quick Wit, always keeping you on your toes. I Will Miss You Pops, You are a Great Man! I Love You and Thank God for the Example you set for all of us to Immulate! There will be a Great Void in our Lives, and Noone can fill it! I Pray your Soul is
at Rest❤

Alynthia Boyd

June 24, 2020

My uncle always had a smile and was very astute in the word of God. I would even say he was a scribe who studied the scriptures daily.

Phillip Boyd SR.

June 24, 2020

Me and my Dad had a great relationship during the time that I spent with him. We went on many fishing expedition as a young boy, late at night on fishing piers,in the flats around town. I was always amazed about how much knowledge he possessed about fishing. He used the most difficult rod and reel called a spinning reel. He taught me to fish and how to scale and gut our catch and how to prep for eating. The most vivid memory I have is one fishing expi we were wading in the water while it was raining. What was so memorial able was that we caught a lot of fish that day. Indeed yes he loved fishing, but also had fervor and love for the word of God. So yes my father my Dad will be sorely missed.!!!! I Loved my Dad

Pamela Stewart

June 24, 2020

Deacon Rufas Boyd was my dad’s first cousin. He lived up to the nickname “Sugar“. He was a kind and Holy man. I will always remember how nice he was to my family and friends. He always called me by my name whenever he greeted me.I will never forget him as long as I live. His shoes will be hard to fill. RIH cousinꨄ

Colette Boyd

June 24, 2020

Rufus Boyd
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Colette Boyd

June 24, 2020

Boyd Family

Colette Boyd

June 24, 2020

Rufus Boyd and Charles Boyd

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Rufus Boyd & granddaughter Traci Carmichael

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Rufus Boyd & great grandson Grayson Carmichael

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Rufus Boyd & granddaughter Traci Carmichael

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