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Raymond W. Boyd

December 16, 1928 — May 17, 2023

Hamilton, MS

Raymond W. Boyd, age 94, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Hospice Unit at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo.

He was born on December 16, 1928 to the late Raymond Wren and Julia Corinne Boyd in Columbus, MS.

He grew up during the depression and WWII era.  After the death of his father at an early age, the family moved to Hamilton, MS.  He was a graduate of Hamilton High School.  After high school he joined the    U. S. Army and served overseas being stationed in France, Germany, and Switzerland.

 Upon returning home he married the love of his life, Ruby Jewel Winders on Christmas Eve in 1952.  The couple relocated from Hamilton to Washington D.C. where Raymond got a job working at the FBI in the fingerprint division.  Ruby also joined him later as she started working in the fingerprint division.  The couple remained in Washington D. C. for five years before returning home to Mississippi.  After returning home Raymond was hired by American Potash Facility in Hamilton, later to become Kerr- McGee Chemicals.  He worked at Kerr- McGee for thirty- five years before retiring in 1993. 

He was a member and deacon at New Prospect Baptist Church until his death.  Raymond loved his church family and cleaned the church for many years.  He enjoyed attending many activities at the church and loved singing in the choir.

Raymond enjoyed watching his granddaughters Caitlyn and Alison play softball.  He also enjoyed gardening, mowing the grass, and walking daily to feed the ducks and geese at the family pond.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Corinne Boyd, two sisters, Madia Curtis and Lois Gerhardt and his beloved wife of sixty- four years, Ruby Jewel Winders Boyd.

He is survived by son, Randy Boyd of Hamilton, MS and daughter, Candie Atkins (Stan) of Hamilton, MS; granddaughters, Caitlyn Atkins Baker (Josh) of Canton, MS and Alison Atkins Harmon (Garrett) of Meridianville, AL.

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 20, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at New Prospect Baptist Church in the Lackey Community, with the funeral to follow at 12:00 Noon.  Bro. Jack Inmon and Bro. Kevin Brown will officiate.  Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Adkins, William Dean Atkins, Charles Grace, Ricky Reynolds, Larry Slade, Mike Savage, Charles Lee Smith, and Charles Wayne Winders.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Prospect Cemetery Fund, 40105 New Prospect Road or a charity of your choice. 

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