Mark Anthony Boyd

Published 11:26 am Thursday, February 23, 2012

AHOSKIE – Mark Anthony Boyd, age 50, of Ahoskie died Monday, February 20, 2012 at his home.

He was born March 23, 1961 in Lakeland, Florida to Calep A. Boyd Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Vipperman Boyd.

Mark graduated from Florida State University. He was Program Director at Northside Hospital for 10 years, and he was employed with Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center since 2009 and was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  Mark was very community oriented helping to establish the Miracle on Main Street playground, the Emergency Department Program for Kids and the Stepping Stones program at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Mark was a very devoted husband and father who adored his wife and children. He took each of his children on a trip to New York on their sixth birthday. He enjoyed playing guitar and song-writing.  His connections to the people of this community will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Nancy Stabler Boyd; his children; Joshua Caleb Boyd, Riley Annajean Boyd and Rebecca Elizabeth Boyd; his parents of Tallahassee, FL; two brothers, C.A. Boyd, III (Joe) and his wife, Lauren Luik, of Tewksbury Township, NJ and Danny Carlton Boyd and his wife, Brenda, of Tallahassee, Fl..

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Rev. Jeff Douglas will officiate.

Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 263, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

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Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie is serving the Boyd family.