Jessie B. Boyd

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 27, 2009

Services for Jessie B. Boyd, of Summit, are 1 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 28, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel in Brookhaven with burialin Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery in Pike County.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 10 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Boyd, 92, died Feb. 25, 2009, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. She was born on Oct. 22, 1916, to JosephBardwell and Florence Leonard.

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She was a machine operator for Stahl Urban Co. She was a memberof Bogue Chitto Baptist Church in Pricedale. Mrs. Boyd was a WorthyMatron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Lonnie V.Boyd; her sons, Lonnie V. Boyd Jr. and Lauvaughn Boyd; herdaughters, Faye Roberts and Rosemary Rippy; her brothers, EmmettBardwell, Vernon Bardwell, Woodie Bardwell and Quitman Bardwell;and her sisters, Essie Kilpatrick and Josephine Baker; agranddaughter, Melinda Sue Jordan; a grandson, Ricky Case; and agreat-granddaughter, Michelle Bessonette.

Survivors are a daughter, Evelyn Bigner and husband, Merlon, ofSummit; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Boyd, of Bogue Chitto; her 15grandchildren; her nine great-great-grandchildren; her 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.