Valdosta Daily Times


February 6, 2014

Laura Mae Boyd

-- — Laura Mae Boyd was born Feb. 6, 1938 in Valdosta, Ga., to the late Easter Waters. As an infant she was adopted by Ulysses and Elmarina Waymon. She was the youngest of five children, two of which preceded her in death; Jim Henry Waters and James Waters.

Laura was married to the late Hugh Boyd who has preceded her in death. Laura was affectionately known by all by all. She was educated in the public schools of Valdosta, Ga. Laura also received an Associated Arts degree from Miami Dade Community College. One of her favorite hobbies was fishing, cooking and listening to reggae music. Her flamboyant personality made her shine as the gem that she was. Laura never met a stranger; she always greeted you with a smile and her favorite was “well I just am darned.”

Laura worked at Homestead Hospital as a surgical technician until she retired.

Laura devoted her life to Christ at an early age. She was a member of Gould’s Church of Christ, and she later moved to Valdosta where she became a member of West Hill Church of Christ where she attended and worshiped faithfully. Also she worked as a member of the Care Group Number Four. She also attends a weekly bible study on Wednesday’s at Southside Church of Christ.

Laura transitioned from this life on Jan. 29, 2014 leaving to glorify her loving memories, two daughters and two sons, Cynthia Sangster Taliaferro (Bernard) of Atlanta, Ga., Bernadette Davis (William) of Baltimore, Md., Robert Colovito Grant (Shelia) of Fort Valley, Ga. and Donald Grant who preceded her in death; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; three siblings, Jimmy Lee Vickers, Maggie Benton and Eddie Bee McKinnon; one very special sister-in-law, Lenora Waters; two very special friends, Eula Henry and Willie Mae McFadden; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and endearing friends. A special pet Tinka Bell Boyd.

 Funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 3 p.m.  at West Hill Church of Christ. Evangelist Zebedee Moore, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the McIntosh Cemetery. — Scott And Roberts Mortuary        

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