The pages of life began to turn for SHIRLEY SCOTT BOYD on December 16, 1937, in Littleton, North Carolina, and the final page was turned on Sunday, August 3, 2014, as she transitioned from labor to reward in the serenity of her home in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the oldest of eleven children born to Lloyd Green Scott, Sr. and Emma Jane Alston Scott.
During her early years, Shirley professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at the Pleasant Zion Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. Her devoted service to the Lord continued at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Portsmouth, Virginia, where she was a faithful member of the Willing Workers Auxiliary.
Her formal education was received in the public schools of Halifax County, North Carolina, where she attended the former McIver High School in Littleton, North Carolina, and it was here that she met the love of her life, Robert Boyd, Jr. They were married on December 12, 1955, and this blissful union was blessed with three children. Norfolk, Virginia, became her new home, and she gained employment with the Norfolk Public School System as a school crossing guard. For her meritorious service to the school system, she received numerous awards and recognitions before her full retirement.
Yielding to the Providence of God, Shirley was preceded in early transition by her parents, her grandson, Jeffery Lashawn Murchison; and her two sisters, Barbara Scott Artis and Elsie Scott Bulla.
Those left to cherish the precious memories of her life and love are her husband of fifty-nine years, Robert Boyd, Jr. of the home; her three children, Vanessa Murchison and Christie Boyd of the home, and Andre’ Boyd (Angela) of Norfolk, VA; four grandchildren, Tonya Anderson, Brittney Boyd, Brielle Boyd, and Brenton Boyd all of Norfolk, VA; three great-grandchildren, Alonni Murchison, Christion Caldwell, and Jaylen Anderson all of Norfolk, VA; four sisters, Dorothy Scott Simmons of Rocky Mount, NC, Sandra Scott Alston of Littleton, NC, Margaret Scott of Brooklyn, NY, and Emma Scott Sutton of Pawtucket, RI; four brothers, Lloyd Green Scott, Jr. and Ronald Scott of Brooklyn, NY, Wilis Scott of Newark, NJ, and Walter Alston of Washington, DC; ten sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, two aunts, Virginia Hawkins of Littleton, NC, and Pearl Branch of Baltimore, MD; one uncle, Louis B. Scott of Littleton, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the Pleasant Zion Baptist Church. 590 Enterprise Road, Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Clinton Boyd, will eulogize, and burial will follow in the Boyd Family Cemetery, Roper Lane, Littleton, NC. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Thursday evening, August 7, 2014, at Robinson Funeral Home in Littleton, NC.