Janie T. Boyd

December 7, 1924November 2, 2019

“Eye has not seen nor ear heard what God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Janie Boyd, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Johnson City, TN. She was a strong, Christian woman who was loved by her family and friends and whom she loved and cherished in return. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rev. James E. Boyd, in West Palm Beach, Florida; her parents, Dr. O.L. Barnes and Ivyl Pearl Barnes in Hopkinsville, KY, her sister, Rowena, and brothers, Howard, Hayden, George and James Ralph Barnes.

Janie was a traditional pastor’s wife and partnered with her husband in all areas of his ministry, serving churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. She was a middle school teacher of language arts in the Palm Beach County School District. Her students loved and respected her, and she poured herself into teaching them. She gave 100% in everything she did.

Janie was a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, and received her Master’s degree from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. However, Janie’s life achievement was her master in loving, caring, giving and great faith in God, which she shared many times.

She is survived by three children, daughters, Laura Kort (husband Richard), Jane Jackson (husband Waring), and her son, James (Jimmy) Edward Boyd, Jr. with whom she resided in the last years of her life. She had 3 grandchildren, Richie Kort (wife Ferris), Johnson City, TN, Brian Thomas (wife, Jamie), Wenatchee, Washington, and Laura Dudley (husband Tom), Canton, Georgia. She had five great grandchildren, R. Ian Kort, Jocelyn Thomas, and Kaine, Clint and Dean Dudley. She is also survived by one sister, Carolyn Black, Collierville, TN; and several nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. The Bible was her guide in good times and hard times. One of her favorite verses was, “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.” Janie believed the picture we need to see in our life’s journey is the picture that the resurrection of Jesus provided.

The family will receive friends and hold a funeral service at a later date at Quattlebaum Funeral Cremation & Event Center at Hillcrest Memorial Park in West Palm Beach, FL.


  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Entombment Friday, November 8, 2019


Janie T. Boyd

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Liz Sowder

November 6, 2019

Laura, I was glad to have known your Mother for a brief time when I visited and sent cards to her during her short stay at The Waters. Even though she had numerous medical problems she had a pleasing smile and a great attitude about life. I am sorry I was unable to know her longer.
Central Baptist Church Visitor and Friend,
Liz Sowder

Tammy Douglas

November 5, 2019

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. I had the privilege of doing Janie's hair for quite a few years. She was a "firecracker" with quick wit and humor. She always brought a smile to me and my husband, Butch's, face. She always had something positive to say to everyone at the salon. She'd always tickle me when she would fuss at Jimmy to "Stay out of the candy bowl". Or tell Jimmy how he should get his haircut. I hope you all will relish in the memory of your mom. If I live to be her age, I'd love to be just like her.

Tresa Ezell

November 4, 2019

We loved & enjoyed this precious lady-enjoyed our times with her when we were in Florida. We have so many wonderful memories to recall of our times together- especially attending church together! We always smile when we think of Janie.
With our sympathy,
Walton & Tresa Ezell