James C. Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. celebrates 47 years in business with a free Information Forum
Submitted by Avis Boyd-Gaines
James C. Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. celebrates 47 years in business with a free Information Forum and Candlelight Vigil.
In 1971, Mr. James C. Boyd, Sr. and his wife, Mrs. Corine H. Boyd, had a vision to provide service to the community by owning and operating a funeral home and staffing it with their children. Mr. Boyd, who was a second generation of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, remembered what his father, David A. Boyd, who was also a Funeral Director and Embalmer, always told him: “ keep looking up.” So he gazed towards heaven on a sunny day and the sky was blue and white and he made the decision to implement the blue and white concept. This is how the blue and white cars came about.
Upon Mr. Boyd’s demise in 1996, Mrs. Corine H. Boyd and her daughters – Hattie Boyd-Wilson, Erma Boyd-Dorsey, and Mary Boyd-Elliott – relied on prayer, faith, and service to keep the dream alive. Upon Mrs. Boyd’s demise in 2008, her youngest daughter, Avis Boyd-Gaines, retired from the Pentagon after serving 26 years in the United States Army and returned home to continue the dream. Avis and her siblings- Walter, Hattie, Erma, Mary and Bon – continue to keep their pa-rents’ dream alive by providing service to the communities throughout the State of Florida.
Avis focuses on the Greek Philosopher Heraclitus’ concept that states: “The Only Thing That Remains Constant Is Change”. Avis made a change at James C. Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. by adding white vehicles to their fleet. Avis stated, “She will always keep the blue and white color concept in honor of her father” but would like to offer the community a selection of either the blue and white or all white vehicles.
Through divine guidance, Avis and her siblings will continue to keep their parents’ dream alive as they are third generation Funeral Directors and Embalmers, who specialize in providing service. Today, there are several locations of James C. Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. throughout the State of Florida, serving the communities of Broward, Polk and Lee Counties.
The community is invited to come out on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the James C. Boyd Funeral Home, Inc., 2324 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33311 to participate in their 47 years in business Celebration and Candlelight Vigil.
There will be free information on Social Security Benefits, Veterans/Spouse Benefits, Probate/Wills, a Representative from Broward Health and much more. It’s a Celebration of Free Information, Free Fun, Free Food, Free Prizes and Senior Discounts!