OBITUARY

Robert Henry Boyd

June 12, 1936August 10, 2019

Clinton - Robert Henry Boyd passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 10, 2019 at the age of 83. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM with services immediately following in the funeral home chapel. Dr. Brent Barker will be officiating. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Henry was born on June 12, 1936 in Scooba, MS. He was raised in Columbia, MS and was a longtime resident of Clinton, MS at the time of his passing. He was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church. After many years, he retired from Trustmark National Bank where he worked as V.P. in the Data Processing Department. Henry was a loving husband, Father, Brother, and Papaw. He was preceded in death by his loving spouse, Johnnie Hays Boyd on February 26, 2018; his parents, Robert Jasper Boyd and Laura Kimbrough Boyd; his stillbirth baby boy, and his granddaughter Felicia McGriff Estridge. Henry is survived by two sisters, Laura Mae Ball (Herbert), Libby Pierce Rowell (James "Jim"); his daughters, Sharon McGriff (Gary), Laura White (William), Sandra Clay (Paul), Pam Meadows (Ed), Dorothy Williams (Mark); grandchildren Dave McGriff, Christy McGriff Hildersheim, Laura Marie Campbell, Naomi Meadows Mathes, Ben Meadows, Miah Williams Ramos, Ross Clay and Alec Williams; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. His interests included family, friends, fishing, the beach and woodworking. Henry was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, but mostly for his kind and compassionate spirit. He never missed an opportunity to spend time with his children and grandchildren, he loved his family with all of his heart. The family of Henry Boyd wishes to thank Sta-Home Health & Hospice for their many years of loving care. We thank all of his personal caregivers whom he loved and held dear to his heart. We also extend deep gratitude and love for Mrs. Pearlie Mae Smith, housekeeper and friend, for the 35-plus years in which she also cared for him during his sickness. John 14:1-3 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MS Blood Services at 115 Tree Street, Flowood, MS 39232 or MDS Foundation, Inc. (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) at www.mds-foundation.org/donate/.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his loving spouse, Johnnie Hays Boyd on February 26, 2018; his parents, Robert Jasper Boyd and Laura Kimbrough Boyd; his stillbirth baby boy, and his granddaughter Felicia McGriff Estridge.
    Henry is survived by two sisters, Laura Mae Ball (Herbert), Libby Pierce Rowell (James "Jim"); his daughters, Sharon McGriff (Gary), Laura White (William), Sandra Clay (Paul), Pam Meadows (Ed), Dorothy Williams (Mark); grandchildren Dave McGriff, Christy McGriff Hildersheim, Laura Marie Campbell, Naomi Meadows Mathis, Ben Meadows, Miah Williams Ramos, Ross Clay and Alec Williams; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019

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