Lonnie Boyd, Jr.

February 1, 1929 - May 23, 2015

02/01/1929 - 05/23/2015

Lonnie Boyd, Jr.

Sunrise – February 1, 1929
Sunset – May 23, 2015.

Mr. Boyd was a man of faith, employed as a rigger for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for 33 years, Custodian for the Norfolk Public Schools for 10 years, Chairman of the Deacon Board, and trustee to many churches, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great, great father to many. He gave selflessly to the Kingdom, his family and friends. Dedicated to every task that came his way. He was a giver, not a taker and never wanted to be recognized for any acts of love he did for others.

Mr. Lonnie Boyd, Jr. was born to Lonnie Boyd, Sr. and Susie Joyner, February 1, 1929 in Tarboro, NC where he received his education at Pattillo High School. He was the eldest son. He later married Eliza Joyce Boyd deceased and raised seven children. Mr. Boyd is survived by his children, Lonnie Boyd, III, Shirley Vann, Liza the Scholar Boyd, Florine White, all of Norfolk, Barbara Williams Joseph of Brooklyn, NY, Curtis J. Boyd and Joyce E. Boyd deceased; siblings, Clara Moten, of NC, Doris Parker, of NC, Larry Boyd, of Philadelphia, PA, and Dale Gatline, of New York City.

He was the backbone of our family and we are truly saddened by our loss. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. Thank you for your acts of kindness in our period of bereavement. May God richly bless you and keep him in his care. Special thanks to Ghent Family Practice, Virginia Oncology Associates, Norfolk Physicians and Eye Surgeons.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Va. Beach. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 12:30 pm in Full Gospel Church of the Deliverance, 711 Comstock St, Norfolk, with Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Ernest Martin & Rev Timothy Martin, officiating. Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake.

Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com

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Larry Boyd & Family
8 years ago

I cannot believe you are no longer with us … I have to believe that God has bigger plans for you. You will always remain in our hearts. Your parting has left a void and we will fill it with remembered joys. Your loving brother Larry.

Tyesha Nicole Boyd
8 years ago

I will miss you playing checkers and beating me lol. We love and miss you always! You were not only a Grandfather to us but a Father as well. Heaven just gained another ANGEL. From: Your Grandaughter Nicole

tosha hall
8 years ago

You will forever be in our hearts granddaddy rih now love tosha n kids

Sabrina and Family
8 years ago

Your Smile Your Laugh just infectious. Even today though grieving we smile because you truly were a great soul on earth. You will be missed but forever celebrated in Our Family. Til we see you again. We Love You.