Willa Alberta Boyd


Willa Alberta McKenzie Boyd, 93, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Community Hospice Care Center.
She was born October 29, 1925, in Ashland, Ky., a daughter of the late Vincent and Addie Spradlin McKenzie.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, James D. Boyd; and two sons, James Rexford Boyd and Samuel Boyd.
Willa was a member of Old Orchard Christian Church. She was a 1943 graduate of Ashland High School and graduated from Christian Normal Institute which is currently Kentucky Christian College. She retired after 45 years of service from C.H. Parson's Furniture and was a loving and devoted homemaker.
Willa was a Kentucky Colonel. She volunteered for Legal Aid, was an avid UK Basketball fan, and enjoyed traveling. However, her favorite hobby was cross stitching, which she gave as gifts to her family and friends.
Survivors include a son, Bob (Vickie) Boyd of Ashland; daughters, Dorothy (Karl) Hudgens of Lubbock, Texas, Alice (Mike) Gregory of Ashland, Nancy White of Catlettsburg, Jeneva Boyd of Catlettsburg, and Jamie (Rusty) Eastham of Catlettsburg; 18 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum with words of comfort provided by Scott Holley and Chris Stevens. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery.
To share a remembrance of Willa or to express a condolence to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 4, 2019
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3 posts

Leigh Shepard Calitri
Jun 11, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know You mother well, but she and my mother were pretty close friends when they worked at Parsons Furniture Store years ago. My mom’s name is Lillian Shepard.. Mom passed in 2008. I remember hearing your mom’s name a lot. If I recall she lived on Oakview Road. Is that right. Anyway I saw your mom’s and it took me right back to going into see mom, probably to ask for money. So your momma is remembered from a stranger in Florida. She was a lovely lady. L
Sue Howard Holbrook
Jun 05, 2019
She was a lovely person and she made a mean red velvet cake. She made every one feel so welcome in her home on Oakview Road.
Margie Holbrook
Jun 05, 2019
I’m so sorry . Praying for you and those blessed to have known your precious momma♥️