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 Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM 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.
Friends and family may send online condolences to www.garrettjonesfh.com.
Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie is serving the Boyd family.
Mark Boyd Mark Boyd! I can’t believe I’m just finding out that you left us. I love reading the words of your life and how you spent your life and I can see that from the person that I knew I am so sorry that we could not have connected one more time. Believe it or not you are one of my earliest mentors in mental health.Even after all these years thinking about you Mark Boyd.
We are so sad for your loss. I have had the joy of teaching Josh, Riley and Becca over the years and have become close to you and Mark. He was always smiling and he made all of us feel good. We worked together on the ED project and we were proud of the outcome. Together you both were awesome. I will be here for you and the kids always. Love to you all, Tina
To the family, I express my deepest sympathy. I worked with Mark for several years at Northside. His lost will be felt in the psychiatric community. May God strengthen and keep you during this hard time.
My relastionship with Mark started when he became the Northside director and continued through his last work as outpatient therapist in the same practice. Mark was always an advocate for those in need. He was always positve and used his imagination and creativity to work around negatives. He had a positive effect on healthcare where ever he was. He will be missed by all. My sympathy to Nancy and the children in this time of loss.
We just got home from out of town and were told the news about Mark. We would have came earlier had we known !! What a friend, mentor, special friend. Where do we go from here? Mark you held mt family together and made everything work !! God be with you my friend as well as your family. What an impact you made and we know you will be sadly missed because we are just some of MANY who already do. Rest well in heaven and keep em straight Mark. We love you !!
I am very saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. Mark helped me for several years and constantly put up with the mean things I’d say when I was caught in active addiction. He never gave up on me, and this went on for several years. When I finally decided I wanted help, Mark and his team were the first ones there to help. Without Mark, the seeds of recovery would have NEVER been planted in my head. I went and got help, but it took a while. Finally, I am almost 2 years clean and learning spiritual principles that have greatly enhanced my life. Without Mark, I would have just been another junkie in and out of trouble. When I needed him he was always there and I credit him for a lot of the success in my life. I have a lot of gratitude for him, and am very saddened for you all by his loss. He was selfless and I do believe his legacy of making humanity a better place will surely live on. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I thank you for all he did for me in my time of need.
Nacy, words cannot describe the way we feel with mark’s passing. When we went to the church this morning I felt the impact of the reality on how much he has ment to this community. Mark was the perfect example of how we should all treat each other. You and your children were blessed to have a person like him in your lives even though it was for a short time. Mark will be sadly missed but we will always smile when thinking about the good he has done. You and your children will be in our prayers. Nancy, please feel free to call if you need help or just need to talk, I’ll be here.
Bengi Frantz and family
I was acquainted with Mark through the ICARE project at RC rural health. His advocacy for his patients, the staff he worked with and especially his concern for his family was very heartwarming.
He alsways came up with wonderful appraoches and teaching concepts to help indiviuals and groups learn to be more self-suficient and healthy. We at the CEnter of Excellence for Integrated Care will miss him. Our prayers are with your family. God Bless.
Regina S, Dickens
Nancy, Joshua, Riley, and Becca, my heart aches for you in your loss. May the prayers of others help in some small way to bring you peace and comfort and courage for each day. With caring thoughts and sincere sympathy. Love and prayers, Judy
My encounter with Mr. Boyd was very brief when he registered his girls in my Girl Scout troop, but I could see how much he was involved on his children’s lives and truly loved them. He was so mild mannered and polite. On behalf of Girl Scout Troop 217, I would like send my condolences to Nancy and her family at this time. May God keep his arms around you all in comfort during this time.