Mary Helen Sickles Boyd was born on January 16, 1923 in Sulphur Springs, Texas and died on February 2, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. She was the daughter of William S. and Hattie E. Sickles. She grew up on her parents’ farm in Old Tarrant, near Sulphur Springs, and was graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1939. She married Clyde T. Boyd on August 3, 1939, and they were blessed with two sons, Jerry Don and William Stephen.
She was a devout Christian her entire life and was a great influence on her husband’s commitment to the ministry. Together they served Baptist churches in Marietta, Oklahoma, Melissa, Paris, and Irving, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother R. H. Sickles, her husband, and several half brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sons, Jerry (Betty) and Steve (Renita), 6 grandchildren (Kim, Pam, Donnie, Becky, Amy, Bill), 10 great grandchildren, 4 great, great grandchildren, a nephew and 3 nieces (Taft, Barbara, Rosemary, Liz).
A graveside ceremony celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 8th, at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. The family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Irving, Texas or the charity of choice.
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