Funeral service for Mrs. Lois Boyd, 93, of Auburn will be held at 12:00 pm Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Auburn A.M.E. Zion Church with interment in Westview Cemetery. Pastor Stephen Faulk and Rev. Dr. James Cobb will officiate.
Mrs. Boyd passed Friday, December 27, 2013 at Oak Park Nursing Home. She was a member of Auburn A.M.E. Zion Church where she served as a Deaconess and a Missionary. Mrs. Boyd was a graduate of Tuskegee Institute. In 1982, she retired from the Auburn City School System. Mrs. Boyd’s tenure in education spanned thirty-eight years.
Her remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
Survivors: one daughter, Lettye A. Boyd, Huntsville, AL; a god-daughter, Cathy Moore, Auburn; two devoted cousins, Minnie Shealey, Lafayette and Marilyn Calloway Pittman, West Point, GA; a special friend, Clarenda Jackson, Birmingham, AL; several other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers and green plants, memorials may be made in her memory to: Auburn A.M.E. Zion Church Deaconess Board / Missionary Society Post Office Box 2937 Auburn, AL 36831.
Peterson and Williams Funeral Home
Mrs. Boyd taught at the Oak Alley School in Loachapoka, near my Grandparent's home.
She boarded with Mrs. Saphronia Matthews (Miss Fronie) in her young days.
Although a few who attended the two room school house still remain, she was the last of the teachers we knew. Her demise represents the end of an era.