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Mary Boyd

September 17, 1915 — October 31, 2018

Born in Nashville, TN on September 17, 1915 Departed on October 31, 2018 Visitation: First Baptist ChurchMonday November 5, 2018 10:00am to 11:00amFuneral: First Baptist ChurchMonday November 5, 2018 11:00am
Mary Sue Barrett Boyd

Born in Nashville, TN on September 17, 1915

Departed on October 31, 2018

Visitation: First Baptist Church Monday November 5, 2018 10:00am to 11:00amFuneral: First Baptist Church Monday November 5, 2018 11:00am

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Sue Barrett Boyd,103, who entered into rest October 31, 2018, will be conducted Monday morning at 11 o'clock from the First Baptist Church of Gallatin, Tennessee. Chaplain LCDR Richard Lee, US Navy, and Mr. Mark Hagewood officiating. Private Family interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Boyd was a native of Nashville, Tennessee, a former resident of Gallatin, having made North Augusta her home for the past four years. She was the oldest living member of First Baptist Church Gallatin where she had actively served in many capacities including Youth Department Sunday School Teacher, Girl Ambassador Leader, Women's Missionary Union and a member of the Perry McArthur Sunday School Class and enjoyed playing Bridge and traveling the world. Mrs. Boyd retired from the US Bureau of Census and had worked many years in retail. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wilford F. Lee, her late beloved husband of 13 years, Richard H. Boyd and a son, Wilford F. "Skip" Lee, Jr.

Mrs. Boyd's sweet and generous nature endeared her to family and friends. As the heart of her family, she was loved by all as a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra L. and Jim Travis, North Augusta; a daughter-in-law, Joy S. Lee, Kingston, TN; nine grandchildren, Jay (Lisa) Travis, John (Tammy) Travis, Dr. Jeff (Sheila) Travis, Barry (Tracey) Lee, LCDR Richard (Heather) Lee, Suzanne (Patrick) Smith, Andrew (Hannah) Burke, Peter Burke and Benjamin Burke; 10 great grandchildren; stepdaughter, Cathy Boyd (David) Burke, Midlothian, TX; two nieces, Carolyn (Mark) Hagewood and Gayle (Don) Hull.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ned Douglas, Perry McArthur, Hack Gilliam, Homer Carter and Steve Weakley. Active Pallbearers will be the Grandsons.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Women's Scholarship Fund c/o Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841 or First Baptist Church Gallatin Scholarship Fund, PO Box 369, Gallatin, TN 37066.

2 Comments Steve Weakley November 1, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

Mary Sue was a fantastic lady and she had a great life. I really enjoyed playing bridge with her and having her threaten to kick me in my vestibule when I got sassy. I will miss hearing about her life experiences and my wife and I send our deepest condolences to all of her family.

Linda Douglas November 2, 2018 at 10:53 pm - Reply

I enjoyed doing Mrs. Boyd’s hair for several years
She was a good friend I enjoyed being around
She taught me lots of things about life and how to pick yourself up and go on, even when times are tough

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