With deep sadness, the passing of Sharon Ilene Boyd occurred on Aug. 13, 2014, after having fought a courageous battle against cancer for three years. Her legacy is that of an ocean of compassion and love left behind for all lives she touched with her brilliant light. These qualities were vibrantly apparent in all those she encountered during her 63 years, gone far too young.
We all come into this world with special gifts to share, her life being one that embodied advocacy for children with special needs, having been a teacher for 34 years in the local area, as well as a love for others accompanied by a deep river of thoughtfulness for all. Although she is at peace now, her light and love left behind will guide us into eternity.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 38 years, Robert Boyd Jr,; children, Glen Boyd (Erika), Laury Long (Ryan) and Robert Boyd the III; and grandchildren, Ian and Logan Boyd. She was a cousin and friend to countless others.
We have been gifted by God, as her presence shined into our lives. Our river of sorrow runs so very deep, yet there is some solace in knowing she is at peace now, in a beautiful place, within her spiritual body, her presence always to be remembered. As for each time we recall the wonderful memories and beauty that surrounds our every day lives, we shall not forget. . . .
Public viewing will be 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Parkway Community Church, 2397 Heath Drive, Fairfield. Reception to follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LUNGevity Foundation, 218 S. Wabash Ave., Ste 540, Chicago, Ill., 60604.
Arrangements under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, www.bryanbraker.com.
“I fall asleep in the full and certain hope that my slumber shall not be broken; and that, though I be all-forgetting, Yet I shall not be all-forgotten, But continue that life in the thoughts and deeds of those I have loved.”
— Samuel Butler