Ernestine Collins Boyd was the sixth child born to the late Hulan and Lillie Mae Moore Collins on July 10, 1947. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age. She was baptized at Mt. Rose Baptist Church by the late Rev. D.H. Hall. She was a member of the choir. Later she joined Antioch Baptist Church under the direction of the late Rev J.J. Rector, Pastor. She attended elementary, middle, and High School in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated in the top percentage of her class, from Thomas Jefferson high school in 1965.
She worked many years for Chromalloy Turbine Support until her retirement. Where she was a Vane Angler Adjuster and 1st runner up in Turbine Support United Way Queens Contest in 1973. On January 2, 1975 she married SFC Harold J. Boyd. In 1976, they moved their family to Lakeside subdivision, where they established a great bond with their neighbors for over 40 years. On November 20, 2019, her husband was called home by the Lord.
During the 1980s until around 2000 she was a member of the Exotic Civic and Social Club, where she held the office of Secretary. Throughout the years she had many accomplishments throughout her employment career. She was a Certified Public Notary and Law Clerk for the law offices Of Aaron And Quirk, Office Manager, Payroll & Title Manager for Automotive Network. In 1994 she attended the National Institute of Technology and graduated in the field of Electronic Business and Medical. She was a member of the National Honor Society and she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 grade point average.
Ernestine was known by her friends and family as “Steenie”. She loved being with her family. Everyone that knew her, knew her love for God, her husband, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and her family. She was always seen as the life of the family events. She loved dancing, all types of music, being partners with her sister playing dominoes. Anytime she was around she made you smile. Ernestine was affectionately known by her children and grandchildren as “MeeMee”. She departed this life on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hulan and Lillie and brothers, Hulan, Lee, Anthony, and Eugene.
She leaves to cherish her memory: Daughter- Nichelle (Darryl) Meadows, Jacksonville, FL; Son – Shawn Boyd, San Antonio, TX; Craig Boyd, Houston, TX; Grandchildren – Pashanna Boyd, Anfernie Boyd; both Houston, TX; Pashanna (Tyrone) Boyd-Millett, Shawn Boyd, Jr.; both Of San Antonio, TX; Kevin Moore And Camron Wells, both of Jacksonville FL; D’andre Boyd, St. Louis, MO. 13 Grandchildren; Sister – Ruby “Peggy” Grant; Aunts – Mildred Bell, Utley, TX; Barbara Jean Harris; Webberville, TX; and Annette “Jewel” Henderson, San Antonio, TX, and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She will be truly missed; heaven has gained a beautiful angel.
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