Marie Grant Boyd

Marie Grant Boyd, 86, peacefully went home to meet her Savior on Sunday, February 21, 2021. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM at Parkers Chapel FWB Church. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park. Rev. Gene Williams and Rev. Cody Mansfield, her grandson in law, will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:30 until 10:45 AM. Those who attend the service are asked to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Marie was born on April 23, 1934 in Greene County. She married William Marvin Boyd on March 17, 1951 and moved to Greenville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Irene Grant, brother, Dick Grant, and husband, Marvin Boyd. She is survived by her: son, Dennis (Sue) Boyd; daughter, Vickie (Grover) McGlohon;grandchildren, Brad Boyd, Amanda (Sam) Cox, Stacey (Brandon) Vernelson, Jamie (Cody) Mansfield, Jason Lewis, Jamie (Kristi) Tugwell, 14 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; brother, Sidney Ray Grant; sister-in-law Jane Grant and brother-in-law David C Boyd, Jr. Marie was a hard worker. She worked her entire life. First on the farm, next at Union Carbide later called Everready Battery. After retiring, she worked at Belk’s until she retired again. There was not a more Godly woman than Marie. She was a faithful member of Parkers Chapel FWB Church, active in Joy Sunday School Class and the Forever Young Group. Go to her house and you’ll see her Bible on the kitchen table where she has been doing her devotion. She prayed for each and every one of her family. She wanted all of them to know Jesus as their personal Savior. In 2014, the cruel disease, Parkinsons, invaded Marie’s life. It robbed her of her independence, her mobility, her ability to visit friends, her ability to go to church every Sunday- all the things that she loved. But Parkinson did not take her spirit. One Sunday in August 2020, she said, “God is so good. He has provided for us. He has worked out all things for us. He is so good to me”. What a testimony she had! In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Homecare and Hospice, 1003 Red Banks Rd., Greenville, NC 27858, Parkers Chapel FWB Church, 2241 Old Pactolus Hwy., Greenville, NC 27834 or Southeastern FWB College, 532 Eagle Rock Rd., Wendell, NC 27591. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.