Virginia Louise Boyd
Published 10:39 am Monday, October 31, 2016
COURTLAND — Virginia Louise Boyd, 78, passed away on Oct. 28, 2016, in her home.
Affectionately known as “Weezie” to many, she was born on July 12, 1939, in Capron, to the late Virginia Cela Leigh and Hugh Davis Artis.
She was predeceased by her husband of 29 years, Oscar Solomon Boyd; brothers, George David Artis, Jesse Leigh; and sister, Gertrude Artis Mason.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, David Leon Artis; granddaughter, Frankie Marquis Bowers; brothers, Henry Lee Artis and William Louis Artis (Helen); a very special great-nephew, Josiah Dwayne Ellsworth; along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
Mrs. Boyd worked for the Southampton County School System for years; first in the Food Services Department and then in the Transportation Department, driving a school bus (No. 045) since 1992, as well as the Activities Bus. She took pride in her work and always had a kind word for each child.
She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. She was known for her patience, her kind smile as well as her delicious cakes, pies and pickles. She was truly a teacher at heart and she leaves behind many who loved her and will forever hold those life lessons close to their heart.
The viewing will be on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at William M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Franklin, Virginia, for those who wish to pay their respects.
A traditional service of dignity, conducted by William M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeremiah Cole officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Pine Level Cemetery, Capron, Virginia.
The family wishes to thank Joan Whitehead and Melvin Evans for their dedicated care during Mrs. Boyd’s last days.