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Bonnie Mae Boyd

March 22, 1919 ~ December 6, 2018 (age 99)

Bonnie Mae was the second child and only girl born to the parentage of Jonas and Lanie (Bell) Moore on March 22, 1919. She grew up on the Moore Farm, attended school in Camp Switch. She was a domestic worker and retired from the J.C. McKinley after 20 years and the Coates Family. 

She accepted Christ at an early age and attended Sabine Valley Baptist Church and Mt. Zion Spiritual Church. 

In January 1939, she met Rueben Boyd and they were married on December 16, 1939, no children were born to this union. They remained married until his death.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her Parents, husband, Rueben Boyd; Eathern, Thurlow, Woodrow, Judson, and Freeman Moore; Niece, Gloria J. Poter; and nephew, Maurice Poter.

Bonnie was also active in the jail ministry, shelter ministry, and feeding the hungry as well as the sick and shut in. Most of all, she was a missionary, humanitarian, and an inspiration to all who came her way. Last but not least, she would not allow you to leave her house empty handed. She knew that it was better to give than to receive. 

Bonnie was affectual known as "Mother Boyd" and a friend to many.

She leaves to cherish her memories, nieces, Anita Moore Jackson (Ray) of Arlington, Texas, Jean E. Mumphrey (God Daughter) of Longview, Texas, and Princella Polk-Jackson of California; step brother, Donnie Norman (Frances); great nieces and nephews, Carolyn Porter (Henry), Mia Mitchell (Courtney), Ashley Mumphrey-Fisher (Jaurad Sr), Chalres Polk, Harrol Hill, Maurice Porter, Reggie Porter Sr; blended family, Patricia Bowies, Katherine Watkins, Patsy Shaw, Brenda Shepherd, Rene Baucum, Cathy Norman, and Adrienne Polk; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

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