Johnnie Bell Boyd
Homegoing services for Johnnie Bell Boyd were held Feb. 10, 2022, at Monticello United Pentecostal Church in Monticello. Interment followed in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Jayess. Rev. Glynn Hilton, Rev. Timothy Mains, and Rev. Chris Keen officiated.
Mrs. Boyd, 94, went on to her heavenly reward Feb. 4 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on Nov. 15, 1927, in Lawrence County 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 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 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 grea-great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were 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 caregivers, Dr. Brantley Pace, and staff of Lawrence County Hospital for the special care given to Mrs. Boyd.