A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the West Bolivar Middle School in Rosedale, officiated by Reverend LeVon Jackson, and followed by a burial in the Morning Star Cemetery in Gunnison under the direction of W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland.
Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013, at Mercy Seat M.B. Church in Perthshire.
The remains will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at West Bolivar Middle School in Rosedale.
He leaves to cherish his memories his lifetime companion, Sarah E. Boyd of Gunnison; two sons, Andrew Boyd of Shelby and Tony Boyd of Arlington, Texas; six daughters, Jacqueline Boyd and Jessica Boyd, both of Brandon, Denise (Tony) Lewis of Panama City, Fla., Tamela Boyd and Jennifer Boyd of Gunnison, and Yashika Boyd of Greenwood; eight brothers, Howard and Willie Jones Jr., both of Gunnison, Roosevelt (Gloria) Jones of Shelby; Jimmy (Nancy) Jones of Champagne, Ill., Percy Jones, Curtis (Chaquita) Jones, George Jones and Emmanuel Jones, all of Peoria, IL; three sisters, Isabella (Zebedee) Jones-Ford of Gunnison, Mary Jones Wade and Benita Jones, both of Peoria, Ill.; four other brothers and three other sisters, Sylvester, Cleotha, Ricky and Michael all of Peoria, Ill., and Diane and Jennie of Chicago, Ill., and Jeanette of Gunnison; one aunt, Geneva Curey of Chicago, Ill.; two very special friends, Nathaniel Smith of Gunnison and Coredila Smith of Aurora, Ill.; 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.