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Tuesday, October 3, 2023
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Tuesday, October 3, 2023
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Funeral services were held for Margie E. Jones Boyd, age 97, at Pleasure Point Baptist Church, 495 Peterson Road, Homer, LA, on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Chuck Johnston, officiated. Interment was at Arlington Cemetery in Homer, LA. Visitation was at the church from 9-10 a.m., prior to the service.
Margie was born June 4, 1926, in El Dorado, AR, to David A. and Annie Frances Cabaniss Jones. She entered into rest on Friday, September 29, 2023, at her home surrounded by family in Homer, LA. As a young adult, she moved out of her family home, attended nursing school while working as a telephone operator in El Dorado, AR. It was there, she met the man she would marry, Neil Boyd. He had just returned to El Dorado from WWII serving in the U.S. Navy. After marrying Neil, she worked as a bank teller in Arkansas and Texas. Neil’s career in the oil and gas industry moved their family across the United States and abroad, even through war and revolutions. Her independent and courageous nature created a meaningful and successful life for them no matter where they were in the world. Eventually, she and Neil relocated to Homer where she was close to her sisters and mother on “Beautiful Lake Claiborne.”
She and her sisters took art classes together, making memories and creating masterpieces. Margie volunteered at Presbyterian Village, where she organized activities and assisted her sister, Frances, who went by “Doodle.” She and her niece Anita, were avid members of various bowling leagues throughout the area. Margie also served the Lord as a faithful member of Pleasure Point Baptist Church. There she was the narrator for the Christmas Program in 2017. She worked tirelessly preparing for her role. Clothes Etc. of First Baptist Church of Homer was another place she enjoyed volunteering her time. She could be creative with the displays there and loved it.
Margie had several things she was famous for saying. When looking at nature she would always say, “Green must be God’s favorite color, just look at all the shades of green.” When talking to her sons, she would tell them. Smile! It will make you happier!” She liked to brag, “My birds are going to be the fattest birds on the loop, look at how much Mark feeds them!”
She was a compassionate person towards people and animals, almost to a fault. She recued an old orange cat, Percy and a huge and fluffy dog, Chase. They were always fed the best of the best, cooked from her kitchen, no store bought food. She even had HER own catfish in Lake Claiborne. She fed these fish everyday at a specific time and they were always there waiting for her, as if they were her pets.
Margie was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, Nana, and friend to all, and will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Neil R. Boyd; and five sisters, Doris Carey, Mary Edith Pigage, Frances Widmer, Nina Gates and Herma Wisner, and her only daughter, whom she cherished immensely, Macae Boyd Livingston.
She is survived by her two sons, Damon Boyd and wife Debra of Gibsland and Mark Boyd of Homer; Son-in-Law, Bill Livingston of Nashville, TN; six grandchildren, Kamille Davis and husband Chad, Autumn Boyd Minifield, Jason Boyd, Kasey Carroll and husband David, Britney Berg and husband Kevin, and Aryn Livingston; numerous great-grandchildren and a great, great-grandchild; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Margie’s family would like to express their gratitude to her dedicated physicians, Passages Hospice, and all the staff for the care and compassion given her during her final days. They would also like to give a special thanks to her nieces, Pam and Diane, for their help
Pallbearers were Treyton Minifield, Kase Davis, Kane Davis, Chad Davis, David Carroll and Ken Thompson.
Honorary Pallbearers were Jones Carroll and Todd Pigege.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home