OBITUARY

Michael "Micah" Rayburn Boyd

March 21, 1956July 18, 2021
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Michael Rayburn Boyd was born March 21, 1956, in Wilmington, NC to the late, Katie Louise McKoy Ragin and James Boyd (Step-father, Edward Ernest Ragin). He is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Boyd; sister, Brenda Boyd- Smith and brother, Adrian Boyd (Mia). He also leaves behind to carry his legacy, his children: Miguel Boyd (Amanda), Shalaya Marbley (Sam Finley), Juanita Schadl (Scott), Michael Boyd Jr. (Belanie), and Shamika Boyd; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of extended family and friends.

Michael Rayburn Boyd served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged after four years of active duty. He served as a Telecommunication officer. After obtaining an AA in Business and Real Estate, he began a career at IBM. Michael also shared a successful limousine business for several years with his beautiful wife, Cynthia Boyd. He retired from IBM and later followed his dream of living on a farm where he enjoyed his animals, human nature, and his family time.

Michael had a heart of gold and never met a stranger. He would start a conversation with any and everybody. Constantly taking on many roles in life when needed; he was your family, friend, sponsor, guidance counselor, credit/tax specialist, banker, writer, protector, Dr. Phil, and sometimes your minister.

No matter how he felt, he could and would uplift others and help them any way he could. If you called him with a problem or issue then a resolution would soon follow - that's just who he was. Most of all, he was an unforgettable man. If you met him, then he held a place in your heart. He was just "that" person - stubborn as a mule, but caring like no other. When he loved you - he loved you and you felt it. Everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him knew he loved Goodwill and Fred Sanford was no "real" competition for him.

Michael Rayburn Boyd was a rock star that left his mark and touched the hearts of many people in so many ways. He will forever live in our hearts and be cherished in remembrance of his favorite quote, "To God Be The Glory!"

We would like to thank everyone for the love and kind words you have shown not only to our family but to Michael as well. All are invited to a Viewing and Visitation held at Roswell Funeral Home on July 27, 2021, from 6-8 PM. Due to COVID restrictions, the capacity for the Celebration of Life on July 28, 2021, at St. James United Methodist Church is limited to 140 guests. We would love for everyone to attend, but unfortunately, it is not possible, so we asked that you are mindful. A Reception will follow at Roswell Funeral Home following the service, all are invited to fellowship.

Services

  • Viewing and Visitation- Mask Required Per Family's Request

    Tuesday, July 27, 2021

  • Celebration of Life- Mask Required Per Family's Request

    Wednesday, July 28, 2021

  • Reception Following Service- Mask Required Per Family's Request

    Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Michael "Micah" Rayburn Boyd

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Cassie Jackson

August 30, 2021

My Heart is Broken...
Such a great person.
He will be truly missed. So very sad I didn't get the chance to say goodbye.
Heaven has gained another angel.
You were such a good and true friend.
I will see you on the other side.
SIP my friend til we meet again.
Love you Always and Forever ❤

Felicia Sanders -Myers

July 29, 2021

Hi Cindy
Wendy and myself we’ll never forget the summer we stayed in North Carolina with your mom and you and Michael spoiled us. We always say what a beautiful couple and the fact that Michael took time out to do things with your cousins he just met was awesome. So sad we lived so far away. But we will always love him for that. Talk to you soon.

Shirley Jinwright

July 27, 2021

Met Michael and Cindy upon moving from New York City to Charlotte North Carolina. Michael was a gentleman He was one of a kind. He had an infectious smile and heart to match. He could light up any room and make you feel welcome, which he always did. We will miss him and only trust and believe that God always knows best, even when we don’t understand. Prayers go out to Cindy and family. Heaven has truly gained another Angel. Always and forever in our hearts. Al & Shirley Jinwright

Carmen Davis

July 27, 2021

A life well lived...Michael was always so kind to me and my mom. Knowing she was blind, he took the time to describe every element as he was talking. I'm so appreciative of the time he took to share his perspective and insight. Cindy my heart goes out to you and the kids. May lasting memories bring you joy as you reflect on your time together. Love Carmen

Karen Scott

July 26, 2021

Thinking of you as you walk through this difficult time, and asking God to show you His love in unmeasurable ways.

Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you…I will uphold you.
ISAIAH 41:10 NASB

Sending prayers and my love! Karen Scott
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Saundra Adams

July 26, 2021

To Cindy , Children, Grands, Siblings,and other Family members:
My heartfelt and sincerest condolences to you!! The passing of a loved one is emotionally hard, even when we know they are United with the Lord. You have so many fond memories to hold forever in your hearts! Mike was such a kind and caring person. He also made sure you brought your best to the task at hand. He was the best manager during my tenure at IBM.
We all know that it was Family Over Everything with Mike.!! He definitely set a good example and has left a lasting legacy for his family. You will continuously be in my prayers.🙏🏿❤
Sincerely, Saundra & Chancellor Adams

Jimmy Kahn

July 26, 2021

Micah was all about family and nothing was more important. Tony and I had the pleasure of celebrating his 60th birthday with his family a few days before we moved out of the state in 2016, which unfortunately was the last time we saw him in person. He was a good friend and will be missed by all. Rest in Peace Micah. Love to your beautiful family.

Edith Cooper

July 25, 2021

A bright light has gone out. Mike lit up a room when he entered. He was a loving husband, a doting father who gave all he could to his children, and expected a lot from them. He was one of the favorite uncles and family member to ask for advice, which he gladly shared. Already, he is sorely missed!

With love to all of our family, especially during this time of grief.
Cindy's brother Charles, and sister-in-law Edith.

Wanda Burnett

July 25, 2021

To the family of Michael Rayburn Boyd:

All of you have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, uncle.

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

May the God of all comfort be with you all
2 Cor. 1:3-4.

Love your family,

Wanda, Jay and Javon Burnett
Thelma daughter

Margaret Brown

July 24, 2021

To my extended family! The Boyd's. I am so very sorry for your loss of Michael. He was very caring and loved his family and I know he will truly be missed. Please remember all of the memories and good times that you shared with him. He's in good hands now and I know he will continue to be on your shoulders as your angel. Cindy I love you my sister so please stay strong.
Mika, Juanita and Michael your daddy loved you ❤. Love your extended Auntie

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