Henrietta Boyd

“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” 

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. 

Honor her for all that her hands have done,

and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. 

Proverbs 31:29-31


Henrietta Boyd, 60 of Texas City, TX. passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at her home.  She was born March 12, 1960, in Los Angeles, California to Henry and Erceline Boyd. They named their beautiful baby girl Henrietta, after her father.


Henri, as she was called by her family and friends, grew up in West Texas City and was a 1980 graduate of La Marque High School.  She was an enthusiastic Cougar fan and Ms. Harrilyn McMillan made sure she was able to   attend games to see her favorite team.  She also enjoyed going to the movies, the library, and watching basketball and football. 

 Henri accepted Christ at an early age and attended Hunter Chapel CME Church.  She later united with McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served faithfully as an Usher, Stewardess and Choir Member.

 Henri was “Mother Hen” to all of the children of the family.  She was caregiver and babysitter to many others.

 Henri was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Henry and Erceline Boyd, her sister, Berry Jean Boyd, and her brother, James A. Wallace.

Her memories will remain with her only child, Valencia Maxwell (Arthur) and her two grandsons, Arthur III and Roscoe Maxwell, who she loved very much all of Texas City.  She is also survived by her sisters, Louise Taylor of Compton, California and Virtle Fowler (Muriel) of Friendswood, Texas; two brothers, Willie Boyd of Houston and Alonzo Boyd (Veronica) of LaMarque; her sisters/cousins, who were her caregivers, Adonis Bruton, Barbara Carraway, Rhonda Alcorn, and Vanessa Hearne all of Texas City.  She also leaves to cherish her memories, nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and a great, great niece all of California, Arizona, Tennessee and Texas, as well as numerous cousins and friends.

There will be a public visitation held on Saturday August 29, 2020 at 9am with a chapel service to begin at 11am.  Services will be held at Bay Area Funeral Directors located at 5410 FM 1765 (facing Hwy 3) Texas City, Texas 77591.



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