Obituary for Ms. Irma Jean Boyd

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Ms. Irma Jean Boyd

May 22, 1948 - September 25, 2018

Irma Jean Boyd was born May 22, 1948 in Dallas, Texas to the proud parents, Harold and Jessie Sanders Boyd. She was baptized at Munger Avenue Baptist Church at an early age under the pastorage of Dr. B. E. Joshua. She was part of the Starlight Band, Youth Usher Board, Youth Choir and president of the Azalea Garden Club.

She attended the J. W. Ray Elementary School, B. F. Darrell Elementary School and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1966. She went on to graduate from the Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelors of Arts in Science Degree in August 15, 1970.

She retired from UT Southwestern Department of Family Planning in 2006 after 30 years of service. After retirement, Irma volunteered at the Dallas Urban League and the African American Museum. She also worked as an election clerk for the Democratic Party.

Irma was a member of the Dallas Council of Garden Clubs, the Texas State Federation of Garden Clubs, as well as, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated, a business and professional women’s organization.

She is survived by siblings: Linda Boyd Williams, Mary Boyd Spencer, Harold Boyd, Jr., Carol Boyd Wright and Herbert Lee Boyd (Johnetta); special friend, Vernon Hooper; nieces and nephews: Lisa Thomas, DeVonna Boyd Baggett (Eric), Bruce McCoy, Jr. (Ladonna), Korey Boyd, Chalin Wright, Taneva Boyd Rhodes (Larry), Brittan Boyd and a host of great and great-great nieces, nephews and cousins.


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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

WAKE: 4-6pm, Sunday, September 30,2018
Black and Clark Funeral Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 1, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church


1101 Reverend CBT Smith Street (Sabine)
Dallas, Texas 75216

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Born: May 22, 1948
Died: September 25, 2018

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M. Roberts posted on 10/4/18

15. I offer my condolences on the lost of your family member Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Please remember that you are never alone. Jehovah will be there for you. The family and friends will be there for you with true love, and words of comfort. The scriptures reveal Jehovah as the God of tender mercy and comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) Yes what God shares with us from the scriptures will bring true blessing to those who are grieving over the lost of a love one. His personal words will even provide true blessings to our departed love ones. Please take note of this one promise that God shares with us. God knows the pain that you are dealing with. Yes you have lost someone who was truly special to you. Each day you think about that person. Yes you have shed many tears because of your personal lost. Those tears that have fallen have not gone unnoticed by Jehovah. (Psalm 56:8) He remembers every tear, and has promised to take action to reverse this dying condition of the human family. So from the scriptures He tells us that He would rid the earth of all sicknesses and death . (Revelation 21:3-4) Yes this verse serves as a personal guarantee that our love ones will indeed live. Here is just one such example recorded at (John 11:32-44) He would call to those in the grave, and our departed love ones would stand up in life again.( John 5:28-29) He has taken the time to preserve nine account that speaks about this future blessing from Jehovah. All of these things God will do for His earthly family. May I please encourage all to take the time to see how these verses apply to billions of others who will stand up in life again. Yes please draw comfort from this promise from God. Remember that Jehovah has given us His personal promise regarding the restoring of life to our love ones. Remember that it is impossible for God to lie. ( Titus 1:2)


Derrick Billington posted on 9/30/18

She was a very sweet lady and was always the same. Enjoyed being around you and for always being so encouraging. May God continue to give the family peace during this time. Dirrick Billington


Barbara P posted on 9/29/18

My sincere condolences to the family of Ms Irma Boyd. She and Gloria Lewis were my big sisters at TWU. She was kind and very knowledgeable to incoming freshman. I shall never forget her.


Linda Davis posted on 9/28/18

To: Linda Boyd Williams and all the Boyd family. So sorry to hear about the,passing of Irma . My sincere condolences to you and your family. "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain". Philippians chapter 1, V. 21. Linda Davis Fort Worth, Texas , classmate Texas Woman's University.


Suzy M posted on 9/28/18

My deepest condolences to the family for this tremendous loss. May the words found at Isaiah 26:19 bring you comfort in knowing that you will one day see Irma again. Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning, And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life"