Rosie Lee Boyd

April 18, 1929 ~ May 26, 2018 (age 89)

ROSIE LEE MARTIN was born on April 18, 1929 in Powell, Mississippi. She was the eldest of eight children born to loving parents, Shedrick and Sarah Martin. She was preceded in death by both of her parents. Rosie was raised in a God-fearing home, and later accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She received her education in the Powell, Mississippi school system.

Rosie married Claud Hood Sr. in 1949. Two sons were born to this union. Rosie later married Milton Boyd. Four children were born to this union.

Rosie and Milton moved to San Diego, California in 1958. After fifty-eight years of marriage, Rosie’s beloved husband, passed away on July 7, 2015.

Rosie united with the Israelite Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Pastor Alexander D. Brown, and the late Pastor Harvey Jessie; and she continued serving faithfully under Pastor Benjamin Perry. Mother Boyd was a member of the Senior Choir and the Prayer Band. She also served as the President of the Deaconess Board and Pulpit Guild for many years. Mother Boyd had a cheerful and giving spirit. Because she truly loved the Lord, she would serve in any capacity wherever she was needed. Mother Boyd remained an active and faithful member until her health began to decline.

Mother Boyd dearly loved her children, grandchildren and siblings. She worked outside of the home for many years to help support her family. She instilled a strong work ethic in her children; she led by precept and example.

Mother Boyd was also known as a “Baker Extraordinaire!” She was known for her delicious pound cakes, sweet potato pies and apple turnovers! She was a Godly woman who feared the Lord, and walked upright before Him. She exemplified the lifestyle of the woman in Proverbs 31.

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, Mother Rosie Lee Boyd was called from labor to reward. She leaves to cherish her memory, her six children; Claud (Marie), Charles (Melody), Marva, Barbara, Rodney (Gwendolyn) and Janet; four sisters and three brothers; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family members, church family and friends who will miss her, yet celebrate her life.

Hallelujah, we will see Mother Rosie Lee Boyd again

on that great gettin’ up morning!

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