Pastor  Boyd
Pastor Roosevelt Boyd was born Jan. 15, 1934, in Yazoo City, Mississippi, to Aaron Boyd and Mary Dixon Boyd Simmons.
He moved to Anderson at an early age, and worked at Emge Packing Co. and Anderson Community Schools. He retired from driving bus #8 after 39 years of service.
He was a member of the Concerned Ministers of Anderson, MLK Commission & Peerless Lodge 32. He founded Greater Progressive Temple of Faith Church in September of 1984, and served as pastor until his passing.
Pastor Boyd went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 1, 2019, at Community Hospital after a brief illness.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 65 years, Jaine Boyd; children, Rosemary Ball, Roosevelt (Regina) Boyd, Timothy Boyd Sr., Evangelist Rinnie Boyd, Kayra (Karlton) Turner; brother, Wesley (Eleanor) Simmons; sister, Anna Pearl (John) Hampton; sisters-in-law, Nora Boyd, Loretta Simmons, Belinda Simmons, Ruthie Boyd, Collette Simmons, Geraldine (James) Jackson, Beverly Joyce Burnett and Jennifer Burnett; brother-in-law, Norman Robinson; aunts, Carrie Nunn, Hattie Turner, Rosanna (Andre) Streaty, Queen Esther (Billy) Payne and uncle, Lee Charles "Buck" Dixon, Richard Patterson, Leonard Patterson, Leslie Patterson; 36 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, friends and his Progressive Temple of Faith Church Family of 35 years.
Roosevelt was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Ollie and Mahalia Dixon; brothers, Henry (Essie) Boyd, William "Bill" Boyd, Aaron (Ann) Boyd, Rev. L.C. Boyd, Jack Simmons, Tommie Simmons, James Simmons and Robert Simmons; grandsons, Ra-Shaun Boyd and Eric Maxwell; mother-in-law, Ollie Mae Patterson; father-in-law, Pete Burnette; spiritual mother, Gladys Sweatt; sister-in-law, Joann Burnette; brother-in-law, Nathaniel Burnette; aunts, Sealie Watson, Annie Nunn, Mamie Dixon, Callie Dixon, Frances Dixon and Rosie Nunn; uncles, William Dixon, Spencer Dixon, J.T Dixon, Allen Dixon, Sam Dixon and Charlie Dixon.
Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Anderson Zion Baptist Church, 2008 Rev. J.T. Menifee St., with burial in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Anderson Zion Baptist Church and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to service.
Published on November 5, 2019


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JyLea Cook
Nov 11, 2019
Rev.Boyd was my bus driver when i was in elementary. All of us that rode his bus had the upmost respect for him and looked forward to getting the big candy canes the last day of school before we went on Christmas break. He definitely left an imprint on my heart! My thoughts and prayers are with the family!
Shiloh AME Church Rev. Judy Cunningham, Pastor
Nov 09, 2019
To Moma Janie and the Boyd family.
It is with sadness that I just found out about the passing of Pastor Boyd. He has and always will have a special place in my heart. Joining your church family was the start of my spiritual journey and my ministry. My deepest sympathies to the family. I love you, Mama Janie. May God continue to bless and strengthen you!
Bettie Jean Jones
Nov 09, 2019
Praying for comfort in yr loss he was a great man the community loved him
Nicole (Nikki Garrett) Pelaez
Nov 09, 2019
Sending much love and prayers to you Mama Janie and the entire family! Pastor Boyd will also have a special place in my soul for teaching me so much and guiding me as I developed my relationship with God. Know that you remain in my thoughts and prayers! God Bless You All.
Inspiration Church & Ministries Inc. Dr. Larry A. Hyatt, Pastor
Nov 09, 2019
"His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou INTO THE JOY of thy lord."
Matthew 25:21

To the entire Boyd family & congregation, May the peace of God, rest, rule and abide in your hearts always, Inspiration Church Family
Nov 09, 2019
To Mama Janie and the Boyd family. My family joins others in extending my condolences on the passing of Pastor Boyd. He was truly family to everyone who meet him. He will be missed by us all. He has touch the hearts of many. We all will have a place for him in our hearts. Hold on to all the great memories that he has left you. It will be those memories that will help you and comfort you. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time of bereavement. Our love to all of you.
Sina Gibbs
Nov 08, 2019
To the Boyd Family my Family is praying for you...pastor Boyd was a Great Man and he will be missed and Momma Jannie much Love for you always...Love Ms. Sina Gibbs...My Mother Mrs. Edna Hayes and our extended Family...Brown...Sawyer....Wheeler...Braxton....Mccloud...🙏🙏
Carolyn Hyatt
Nov 08, 2019
My family and I send you our deepest sympathy and you are in our prayers
Angel Taylor-Boyd
Nov 08, 2019
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the entire Boyd family. Hold on to your precious memories!!!
Carolyn Hoskin Hampton
Nov 08, 2019
To the family and Progressive Church family . May God grant you peace and comfort during this time of bereavement. Pastor Boyd will always be remembered . Rest in Heaven Pastor Boyd
bennie j patterson jr
Nov 08, 2019
may God bless you all at a time like