2017-04-20 / Obituaries

Marita Ellis Boyd

A private family graveside memorial service was performed April 8, 2017 at Chandler Memorial Cemetery, The Reverend Sam Boyd officiating. Mrs. Boyd died April 1, 2017 at her home in Chandler, Texas. She was born March 4, 1920 in Chandler to the late Corbett and Alice Ellis. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chandler. She was preceded in death by her parents Corbett and Alice Ellis, husband Robert I. Boyd, Jr, son, Robert L. Boyd, sister Juanita Reagan, sister Geraldine Ellis, and brother George Ellis. She is survived by son, The Reverend Sam Boyd and daughter-in-law Jan, grandsons, Lee Boyd and Zach Boyd. Also survived by nieces, Martha Copeland, Ann Spruiell, Patti Marek, Alice Wilson and nephews, Coy Ellis, Ruben Ellis, and 12 great nieces and nephews and their children.

Marita will be deeply missed by all who knew her as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She will always be remembered for her great love of children and the lives that she touched.

Memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas 4111 University Blvd Tyler, Texas 75701 or the charity of your choice.

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