Jesteen L. Kyzar Boyd

Published 5:00 am Monday, June 18, 2007

Services for Jesteen L. Kyzar Boyd, of Summit, are 10 a.m.Saturday, June 16, at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb withburial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Summit. The Revs. Gary Grammer andGlen Bird will officiate.

Visitation is Friday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mrs. Boyd, 81, died June 13, 2007, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center. She was born in Lincoln County on March19, 1926, to Jessie and Lucy Lawrence Kyzar and was one of 10children.

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She was retired from the Pike County Health Department after 18years of service. She was a member of Johnston Station BaptistChurch.

She was a loving, giving, spiritual wife, mother, grandmother,sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, reading andespecially spending time with her children and grandchildren. Shedevoted many years to helping her husband on their catalpa wormfarm. She was a nine-year cancer survivor.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, EugeneBoyd; one brother, Bertran Kyzar; two sisters, Orell Haralson andBertile Kimble and a very special niece, Sandy Boyd Rials

Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Teddy and YvonneBoyd, of Summit; her daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Willie”Sonny” Mason, Becky and Mac McEwen, and Stacey and James Beck, allof Summit; her brothers and their wives, James Elton and MaryKyzar, of Wesson, Calvin and Joyce Kyzar, of Flora, and Lawrenceand Gladys Kyzar, of Bogue Chitto; her sisters and brother-in-law,Geraldine and Ford Young, of Summit, Verla Smith, of Brookhaven,and Norva Lee Reeves, of Bogue Chitto; seven grandchildren, DustinBeck, Katie Boyd, Kasie Boyd, Karie Boyd, Bonnie Dugger, TracyMason, and Matt Mason and wife Shari; four great-grandchildren,Cody, Ashley, Kavan and Tera; her special friends, BettyRichardson, Ramona Hall and Andy Watson; special doctors, HenryLewis, Clay Hays Jr. and Bobby Graham Jr.; and numerous nieces,nephews and other family and friends.

Pallbearers are Lowrey Kyzar, Michael T. Smith, Danny Reeves,James Young, Glen Young and John Haralson.

Memorials may be sent to the Jesteen Kyzar Boyd Cancer Fund, c/oAmsouth Bank, Delaware Avenue Branch, McComb, MS 39648.