Ruth Lackey Boyd age 94 of Stony Point, passed away Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at Greenhaven Health Center in Greensboro. Ruth was born in Alexander County on May 4th, 1923, to the late Henry and Valley Mae Mayberry Lackey.

She was a domestic housewife and also cared for children in her home. Ruth was a Methodist by faith and a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Stony Point. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Vernon Boyd and a son, Samuel “Sammy” Byers.

Ruth is survived by a son, Leonard Byers and wife Helen of Troutman and a daughter, Bertha B. Rush and husband, Rev. Oscar Rush, of Greensboro. Six grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 pm Saturday May 20th, 2017 at Philadelphia United Methodist Church 4165 Old Mountain Road, Stony Point, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral from 1:30-2:30 pm. Pastor Kristy Burnette will officiate. Burial will be in Philadelphia UMC cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to, Philadelphia UMC in memory of Mrs. Boyd.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the Boyd family by clicking the link below.  Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the Family of Ruth Lackey Boyd.

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We just learned today of Ruth's passing. We are so sorry to hear this. She was truly one of the nicest people we have ever met. Over the years we met many members of the family and our condolences go out to everyone.
The Feimster family - Statesville, NC
Our hearts go out to the family. I was told what a kind and warm hearted woman she was. God bless!
Vivian Rucker - Troutman, NC
My thoughts and prayers go out to you with. Ruth-Ruth or Aunt Ruth was always like another grandmother to me. I learned so much from her and I have and will always have so many fond memories of her. She has always been one of the biggest influences of my life and when I think about it I still can't believe she is gone. I love and will always remember her. God bless you all in your time and I know God has called one of his special angels home to be at his side. - Ben
Anthony "Ben" Wellman - Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC
It is with sincere sympathy for the Family of Miss Ruth. She was a Godsend to lots of young couples in the Alexander County area as she cared for our children so we could pursue careers and jobs. We knew our children were in the best of care when we dropped them off each morning. Ms. Ruth touched the lives of our children and the parents as well. She always had some loving advice for us in child rearing or just life itself which has impacted the lives of our children. Heaven has gained another Angel. Thank you for your love and service to our us and our children. To God be the Glory for the great things he had done through your service. Love,
Judy Parker Wiggins - Raleigh NC

Mrs. Rush, We were saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. We are thinking of you and your family and praying hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.
Union Grove A.M.E. Zion Church - Bear Creek
To the family of Ms. Ruth, it was a delight to know Miss Ruth, she was a beautiful person with a big heart. She took care of my son for a number of years, and he loved her so very much. I want you to know that you have our deepest heart felt condolence, and our prayers will be with you now and for days to come. Humbly , Jerry and Cynthia
Cynthia Parker Gillespie - Stony Point, NC

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