Edward Boyd

March 10, 1952November 13, 2020
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Edward Boyd was born in Shreveport, LA, on March 10, 1952, to Pastor Henry Boyd and Missionary Eliza Norwood- Boyd. He was one of six sons. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 23rd from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Centuries Memorial on Mansfield Road in Shreveport, LA. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, November 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Centuries Memorial with burial to follow at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery at 7970 Mike Clark Rd in Keithville, LA, with full military honors.

Edward was preceded not only in death by his parents, but by his brothers, Henry Boyd Jr., Charles Ray Boyd and Bobby Don Boyd.

Edward attended high school at Walnut Hill and graduated in 1970. He served his country for 24 years in the Army as a Master Sergeant and Drill Instructor. After his career in the military, he worked at General Motors for 17 years. He later attended Bossier Community College, where he sought a degree in criminal justice and served as a Bossier City police officer and later as a Captain at Forcht Wade and David Wade Correctional Center. Edward had a love for the Lord and was an ordained pastor. His church affiliations through the years included Crusaders Temple, Holy Mission C.O.G.I.C., Life United (formerly Word of Life) and the Fountain of Life Kingdom Church, all of Shreveport.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Barbara Boyd. Their marriage was a beautiful love story that gave them 21 glorious years in which they served the Lord together by caring and ministering to people of all walks of life. He is survived by his brothers, Harry Boyd (Vallie) and Randie Boyd (Brenda). He is also survived by his children, Melody Boyd-Cortinas (Tony), Tammy Kennedy (Todd), Bryan Williams and Angel Boyd-Draper (Corey); grandchildren, Halee’ Breann Boyd, Marc Anthony Christian Avila, Jeremiah Malik Cortinas, Justin Kennedy (Bill), Caleb Kennedy (Drew), Lauren Kennedy, Tyler Kennedy (Savana), Olen Kennedy, Christian Hamilton, Adriunna Draper; and great grandchildren, Allie Birmingham, Tinsley Kennedy, Wesley Kennedy and Mila Kennedy.

Edward loved life and was a great prayer warrior. He demonstrated to all who knew him the importance of following in the Lord’s footsteps by reaching out to everyone he came in contact with who needed a hand, a kind word, encouragement or prayer. He was also an avid New Orleans Saints fan and had a large collection of fan attire. There was never a doubt who he was going to be rooting for. His cheers and laughter will echo a lifetime.

Over the last couple of years, Edward battled diabetes and renal failure, yet he did not let it slow him down. Edward left a beautiful legacy behind for all who knew and loved him. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2.

Edward’s favorite Bible verse was 1 Corinthians 13:8 a, “Love never fails.” How true that is.

Pallbearers will be Tony Cortinas, Caleb Kennedy, Tyler Kennedy, Olen Kennedy, Terry McDonald and Mark Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the TLC Ministry (taking time to live committed as a married couple), in which Edward and Barbara led many small groups and conferences. Donations to

this program may be mailed to Crouchs Time of Harvest Church of God in Christ at 5434 Fletcher Avenue, Fort Worth, TX, 76107.

*The family requests that all attendees of the visitation, funeral and burial wear masks.


  • Henry Boyd Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Charles Ray Boyd, Brother (deceased)
  • Bobby Don Boyd, Brother (deceased)
  • Barbara Boyd, Wife
  • Harry Boyd (Vallie), Brother
  • Randie Boyd (Brenda), Brother
  • Melody Boyd Cortinas (Tony), Daughter
  • Tammy Kennedy (Todd), Daughter
  • Bryan Williams, Son
  • Angel Boyd Draper (Corey), Daughter
  • Halee' Breann Boyd, Grandchild
  • Marc Anthony Christian Avila, Grandchild
  • Jeremiah Malik Cortinas, Grandchild
  • Justin Kennedy (Bill), Grandchild
  • Caleb Kennedy (Drew), Grandchild
  • Lauren Kennedy, Grandchild
  • Tyler Kennedy (Savana), Grandchild
  • Olen Kennedy, Grandchild
  • Christian Hamilton, Grandchild
  • Adriunna Draper, Grandchild
  • Allie Birmingham, Great Grandchild
  • Tinsley Kennedy, Great Grandchild
  • Wesley Kennedy, Great Grandchild
  • Mila Kennedy, Great Grandchild

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  • Tony Cortinas
  • Caleb Kennedy
  • Tyler Kennedy
  • Olen Kennedy
  • Terry McDonald
  • Mark Johnson


  • Visitation

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

  • Graveside Committal

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Ted Eddings

November 24, 2020

I was lucky enough to work with Ed at General Motors in the Security Department. Ed was loved by all that had the privilege of knowing and working with him throughout our tenure at GM. I never heard Ed speak bad about anyone and everyone that met him always spoke positive and really enjoyed his company. My condolences to his wife and family for their tears but please remember he was loved by all.

Rosa Whitlock

November 23, 2020

Minister Boyd was truly a blessing and joy to the Body of Christ! I enjoyed working with him during Sunday School at Fountain of Life. He made everyone laugh and provoked excitement during the Sunday School review. He was so competitive and wanted everyone to know the Men of God were taking the lead as men! Everyone loved to see him strut proudly to tell us so! He was an absolute joyful saint. We would sometimes forget the schedule as everyone was having such a good time hearing his summation of the lesson. He will be sorely missed here but heaven has truly gained. I am praying for the family. May God's peace sustain you during this difficult time. God Bless, Min Whitlock

Bobbie Boyd-Reese

November 22, 2020

I will be forever grateful that I got to spend a little time with you a couple of weeks ago. Even though you were clearly in pain and not feeling well, you smiled when you saw me and took the time to ask me about how everyone else was feeling. I love you Uncle and you will be forever missed. Say hi to my daddy for me because I know that Boyd reunion was grand!

Your niece,
Bobbie Donnette

Terry McDonald

November 22, 2020

There was no one better to work with or be around than Ed Boyd. When you were on a shift with him you were guaranteed of 2 things, a lot of fun and a lot of laughter. His joy for life and the Lord were evident every time I saw Ed. 2 Timothy 4:7 exemplifies my friend Ed, he fought the good fight, he has finished the race and he kept the faith. You made it Ed enjoy your new home. tmac

Barbara Boyd

November 22, 2020

My Precious Husband, I have thanked God everyday for our Marriage! We shared all our time together loving each other and respecting one another. No one but the Lord and You and I know how much we Love each other. I already miss You my Love, however, I know You are with Jesus and completely healed from all the attacks the enemy slung at You. You are truly the Modern day Job, folks will not believe the suffering you endured since June 9, 2016, the day you started dialysis. We hung together and endured everything together. thank You Sir for the Love You showered me with daily, You will never leave my mind, as you always said, Love never fails, I love You Darling, always, Mrs. Edward Boyd

Daryl Adams

November 22, 2020

I'll miss our laughs and stories at the company Christmas party. I really enjoyed those times cutting up at the table and getting in trouble with you. I can hear you clear as day saying, "shut up Lige."

You will be missed friend!!

Harry Boyd

November 21, 2020

In Memory of My Brother Edward Boyd

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
I fight back tears as I write this tribute but find joy in knowing that one day we will be together again with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Several things come to memory as I sat over the last several days reflecting on our childhood days. First, I thought about the moment when I first saw you as Mom and Dad came home with you wrapped in a blanket. I can remember having a very happy feeling about the occasion; somewhat like Christmas as it was like gaining a new toy to play with.
Then, as we grew into later childhood, I can remember us walking the street and becoming fascinated over seeing a police patrol car passing by. Excitedly, we jumped up and down saying, “that’s what I’m going to be when I grow up. We agreed that we would be partners, but since I was the oldest, I was going to be the driver.
While we never became physical law enforcement partners in a patrol car, our career paths took similar routes. We both served in the United States Army. Afterwards, we both started law enforcement careers. You in the state of Louisiana and I in the state of California. Eventually we both retired honorably from our respective law enforcement careers.
I did not get to become the driver of the patrol car with you as my partner, but we are forever brothers. We were partners in the sense that we shared similar experiences and thereby a very special bond. Oh, and by the way, we are both avid Saints fans.
Your transitioning leaves a hole in our lives, but I thank God for making you our brother while you were here on earth.

Harry Boyd Sr

Brenda Boyd

November 21, 2020

My Brother I Will Miss You So Much. Thank You For All The Wonderful Times We Shared Together As A Family . Edward You Were Very Special To Us And We Will Love You Forever. Percious Memories of You Will Forever Remain In Our Hearts Forever. Love❤

Melody Boyd-Cortinas

November 20, 2020

Dad, I didn't want this day to come, but it did. God is in control and his plans are perfect. I will always love you. I miss your laugh, I miss your smile, I miss talking with you. I have so many memories to list and I'm so blessed to have them. God knew exactly what he was doing when he made you and me. I love you always and forever.

-Your daughter, your baby girl.


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