BOSSIER CITY – Hazel Roberts Boyd was born July 27, 1919, in Webster Parish and died peacefully at The Glen Retirement Center on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Hazel, better known as “Mimi”, was the fourth of seven children of James Dalco Roberts and Leona Tousineau Roberts.
Mimi’s early years were spent in Webster Parish where she graduated as Valedictorian of Doyline High School. Following graduation, she moved to the Shreveport-Bossier City area where she met her future husband, John Davis Boyd, who was the love of her life.
Preceding Mimi in death are her husband, John, and her son, William Michael Boyd, her parents and her six siblings. Surviving her are her son James Davis Boyd, M.D., and wife Laura, two grandchildren, John Baylor Boyd and partner Daryl Bennett Tuminello, Leslie Boyd Wilemon and husband Joel Craig Wilemon, and her only great grandchild and the “apple of her eye”, James Craig Wilemon, who loved to visit Mimi at The Glen every Sunday afternoon. Mimi had a very special friend, Bobbie Rose Whorton, whom she loved like a daughter. Bobbie and her husband, “Buck’, were truly “family” to Mimi and were there for her through the years both in good times and in bad. We thank Bobbie and Buck from the bottom of our hearts for their love for Mimi. Also, surviving Mimi is her stepson, John Wood Boyd, M.D., and family, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mimi was a lady of great faith and lived that faith out in her daily life. She and John were faithful members of Curtis Park Methodist Church, which later became St. Stephen’s Methodist Church, and is now Asbury United Methodist Church. Although her last years were difficult, Mimi never complained and was so very grateful for the loving care she received at The Glen Retirement Center. Our heartfelt thanks go to the entire staff of The Glen for making a difficult time not only bearable, but pleasant.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday October 10, 2013 at Hill Crest Memorial Cemetery. Officiating will be The Rev. Jerry Hilbun of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston, LA., and The Very Rev. James E. Flowers, Jr., Rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Bossier City. Memorials may be sent to The Glen Retirement Center, Asbury United Methodist Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, or to the charity of one’s choice.