Surrounded by her family, Bettye L. Boyd, 73, was called home at 3:44pm on June 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV.
Bettye was born in Chicago, IL to Nina M. Daniels and King Johnson on September 22, 1947.
She accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ, as her personal Savior at an early age. She began bible study at God is Able Church in Chicago, Il and resumed her studies, post retirement, at Second Baptist Church in Las Vegas, NV.
She attended and graduated from Harlem High School and had a successful career working for AT&T. Bettye married her soulmate, JL Boyd, on August 16, 1995. In 2003, they retired and relocated to Las Vegas, NV.
Bettye loved life and enjoyed people. She was a social butterfly. Bettye came out of retirement and began work part time for Station Casinos. In her spare time, she volunteered for Classroom on Wheels and Southern Nevada Coalition of Concerned Women (SNCCW).
Bettye is preceded in death by her mother, father, step-mother Annie Mae Boyd, and sister Bessie Lee Grant.
Bettye is survived by her husband JL Boyd, daughter Rene L. Kennedy and husband Bobby L. Kennedy Jr, son Kenneth L. Copeland Jr and wife Debbra C. Copeland, sister-n-law Eloise Hawthorn, step daughter Tasha Brewer, and step son JuJaun L. Boyd. She had a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren – Devonnaire, Tierra, Kenneth III, Kairah, Daisha, Raiquan, Malik, Destinee, Maddison, and Summer. Additional family include her niece Felisha Thomas and husband Al. She also had a host of additional nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Bettye’s kind and loving spirit was touched by many others who also called her “Mom”.
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come and follow me.
To Those Whom I Love and Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that I have had so many years
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness
I think you for the love each have shown
But now it is time I traveled on alone
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It is only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories in your heart
I will not be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you soft and clear
Then, when you must come this way alone
I will greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home”
You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love, and everything that you have done for me. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my “Grandmother”.
Love forever and always,