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Mrs. Jewell E. Boyd

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Jewell E. Boyd of Augusta, 76, wife of Rev. Richard W. Boyd, Sr., died Friday, July 16, 2010 at Doctors Hospital. Mrs. Boyd was a native and lifelong resident of Richmond County. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Hephzibah; having attended there since childhood. After raising their three children Mrs. Boyd attained her nursing degree from Augusta State College and worked fifteen years on the OB/GYN floor at University Hospital before retiring. Mrs. Boyd served alongside her husband in numerous pastorates in the CSRA in various capacities including pianist, florist and Sunday School teacher. She remained a devoted Christian daughter, sister, wife, mother and witness her entire life. In her spare time Mrs. Boyd enjoyed time spent with her family and being outdoors. She was an avid gardener. In addition to her husband of sixty years, family members include their son, Billy Boyd of Clarkesville and his wife Martha; daughters: Vickie Ellison of Forsyth and her husband Walter, and Sharon Wall of Thomson and her husband Michael; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; her brother Wilber G. Morgan and sisters Mary Galloway and Delores McGlohon. She was preceded in death by her infant son Timothy D. Boyd. Mrs. Boyd's funeral service was held at 1 p.m., July 19, 2010 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church with Dr. Billy Turner officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Walter Ellison, Michael Wall, Mark Boyd, Chris Prescott, Timothy Boyd and Gary Futch. University Hospital OB/ GYN nurses and staff served as honorary pallbearers. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 3965 Deans Bridge Road, Hephzibah, Georgia 30815 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Dept., 501 St. Judges Pl, Memphis, Tennessee 38105- 1905. Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010

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