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Sharon Lavee Boyd

November 18, 1942October 17, 2021
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Sharon Lavee Boyd, age 78, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Sharon was born November 18, 1942 in Memphis, TN to Rev. Frank Chester Masserano and Iris Viehe Masserano. She graduated from Humes High School in 1960, where she played in the school band. Following her high school graduation, she attended the University of Memphis. She married John Wilson Boyd on August 14, 1971. She worked as a secretary for several companies in Memphis serving the longest period of time with Pontiac and General Motors.

She grew up helping her father and mother in their church, Bethel Assembly, playing the piano and organ, singing, and teaching Sunday school. She later attended First Assembly of God of Memphis and finally attended Bartlett United Methodist Church, so her husband could return to the church of his youth during his latter days. She was a longtime supporter of International Ministerial Fellowship and the Assemblies of God churches that her brother-in-law and nephews pastored. She enjoyed hosting large family holiday gatherings, and the most important thing to her was that her children and grandchildren knew and loved Jesus Christ.

Sharon is survived by her two sons, Bryan Shawn Boyd and John Calvin Boyd (Robin); grandchildren, John Wilson Boyd and Brady Lynn Boyd; brother, Frank C. Masserano, Jr. (Carol); sister, Carole M. Yarbrough (Rev. W. H.); sister-in-law, Lillian F. Boyd; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wilson Boyd; her parents and sister, JoAn McCray.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 21 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and funeral services will be held on Friday, October 22 at 10:00 AM, all at Memphis Funeral Home - Poplar Chapel. Graveside committal services will immediately follow at Memphis Memory Gardens. Rev. Hugh Yarbrough and Rev. Darrell Yarbrough will officiate. Pallbearers will be Bryan Shawn Boyd, John Calvin Boyd, Rev. Darrell Yarbrough, Rev. Hugh Yarbrough, John Wilson Boyd, Brady Lynn Boyd, and Chet Masserano.

Memorial donations may be directed to the International Ministerial Fellowship, 2477 Shadywood Road, Excelsior, MN 55331

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Boyd family.

  • FAMILY

  • Rev. Frank Chester Masserano and Iris Viehe Masserano, Parents (deceased)
  • John Wilson Boyd, Husband (deceased)
  • Bryan Shawn Boyd and John Calvin Boyd (Robin), Sons
  • John Wilson Boyd and Brady Lynn Boyd, Granchildren
  • Frank C. Masserano, Jr. (Carol), Brother
  • Carole M. Yarbrough (Rev. W. H.), Sister
  • JoAn McCray, Sister (deceased)
  • Lillian F. Boyd, Sister-in-law
  • She also leaves several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.
  • DONATIONS

  • International Ministerial Fellowship

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Graveside Committal Service

    Friday, October 22, 2021

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Edna Cannon

October 20, 2021

Heartfelt condolences to family. Sharon was a dear friend during our years attending Humes. Special to so many with fond memories

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