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Johnnie Bell Boyd

November 15, 1927 — February 4, 2022

Home Going Services for Mrs. Johnnie Bell Boyd will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday morning, February 10, 2022, at the Monticello United Pentecostal Church in Monticello, MS. Interment will follow in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Jayess, MS. Reverend Glynn Hilton, Reverend Timothy Mains and Reverend Chris Keen will officiate. Mrs. Johnnie Bell Boyd, 94, went on to her heavenly reward late Friday night, February 4, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 15, 1927, in Lawrence County, MS to Johny "Bud" and Willie Bell Lambert Dunaway. Mrs. Boyd was married to the late Tommie Jackson Boyd and resided in Monticello until his death in 1961. She later moved to Jayess, MS with her children and was employed at the Kellwood Clothing Factory and then worked at the Topeka-Tilton School cafeteria until retirement. Mrs. Boyd was of the Pentecostal faith and a charter member of the Monticello United Pentecostal Church. What she cherished most was to spend time with her family and to attend her church to enjoy the fellowship of her church family. She also loved to share her faith whenever the opportunity arose. She will be greatly missed, but her prayers and example of her Christianity will be remembered for years to come. Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by her parents, Johny and Willie Bell Dunaway; her husband, Tommy Jackson Boyd; a son, Gerald Boyd; a daughter, Doris Carney; her grandson, Tony Watson; a daughter-in-law, Diane Boyd and her siblings, J.Y. Dunaway, Grady Dunaway and J.D. Dunaway. Her memory will be forever cherished by her sons, Ray (Marilyn) Boyd, Willie (Karen) Boyd, W.C. Boyd; her daughters, Lucille (Alan) Davis, Peggy (Timothy) Mains, Pat (Charlie) Matthews; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Boyd, a son-in-law, Joey Carney; and her brother, Richmond Dunaway. Mrs. Boyd also leaves behind 14 Grandchildren, 18 Great-Grandchildren and 16 Great Great-Grandchildren as well as a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, February 9, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and also Thursday morning, February 10, 2022, from 9:00 AM until the hour of service at 11:00 AM at the Monticello United Pentecostal Church. Serving as Pallbearers are Shane Davis, Morgan Sistrunk, Joshua Carney, Holland Boyd, Ryan Mains and Grant Trotter. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Home Sweet Home care givers and Dr. Brantley Pace and staff of the Lawrence County Hospital for the special care given to Mrs. Boyd. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.
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