Gipson Funeral Home & Garden of Memories Memorial Park
1515 South Chestnut, Lufkin, TX
Rita Grimes Boyd
October 13, 1922 – June 30, 2019
Services for Rita Grimes Boyd, 96, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Mrs. Boyd was born October 13, 1922 in Shelby County, Texas, the daughter of the late Etta (Brown) and William Robert Barton. She passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her residence.
Mrs. Boyd was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. She enjoyed fishing, painting, traveling and playing “42”.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Monica Hensley of Pennington; great-granddaughter, Whitney Maxey and husband Will of Corrigan; great-grandson, Trent Hensley of Groveton; great-granddaughter, Makenzie White of Pennington; great-grandson, Jerry White of Pennington; great great-grandsons, Teagan and Sloane Maxey of Corrigan; step-grandsons, Ben and Gil Grimes; step-granddaughter, Lisa Acker; stepson, Glen Grimes; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to her parents; Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by her husbands, E. E. Grimes and Dalton Boyd; son, Don Grimes; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.
Pallbearers will be Ben Grimes, Patrick Rivenbark, Trent Hensley, Will Maxey, Buddy Barton and Thomas Smith.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.
- Monica Hensley, Granddaughter
- Whitney Maxey and husband Will, Great-Granddaughter
- Trent Hensley, Great-Grandson
- Makenzie White, Great-Granddaughter
- Jerry White, Great-Grandson
- Teagan and Sloane Maxey, Great Great-Grandsons
- Ben and Gil Grimes, Step-Grandsons
- Lisa Acker, Step-Granddaughter
- Glen Grimes, Stepson
Mrs. Boyd was also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, E. E. Grimes and Dalton Boyd; son, Don Grimes; parents, Etta (Brown) and William Robert Barton; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.
- Ben Grimes, Active
- Patrick Rivenbark, Active
- Trent Hensley, Active
- Will Maxey, Active
- Buddy Barton, Active
- Thomas Smith, Active
- Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2019
Rita Grimes Boyd
July 4, 2019
Mrs. Rita was such a sweet and precious lady. Her love and joy were so evident in how she treated others. Every time I saw her, there was a beautiful smile on her face. She loved her family so much. I am thankful to have known her. My prayers for all of her family.
July 3, 2019
Rita, EE, and Don were such good friends of our family. She was a sweet lady. I know the family will miss her dearly. Prayers for you all.