Modestine Boyd

August 18, 1926 - February 2, 2018

Visiting hours will be held at Dorsey Funeral in Ossining on Sunday 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
The funeral service will be held on Monday at 10:00 am at the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Ossining.
The interment will follow at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow.

Modestine Boyd
August 18, 1926 - February 2, 2018
On February 2, 2018 our beloved Modestine Boyd peacefully slipped away from this life as she happily answered the call of her Heavenly Father to come home.
She was born on August 18, 1926 to the late James Myers and Charity Linnen Myers in Summerville, SC, where she received her education and graduated from the Summerville Public Schools.
Modestine moved to New York where she married John P. Boyd. The couple lived in Harlem, Tarrytown, and Pleasantville before settling in Ossining, NY. This union was blessed with five children, Elaine, Charlene, Harry, Melvin and Sandra.
While caring for her children during the day, Modestine worked part time at Phelps Memorial hospital. She was employed by the Ossining Union Free School district and retired after over 20 years of service.
Modestine was a devoted member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church where she served on the usher board until she was unable to do so. She also volunteered at the Ossining Children Center. Modestine was also an avid NY Mets and NY Knicks fan.
Modestine was predeceased by John Boyd, her son, Harry, her brothers Edward and Marion Myers and her sister Verdell Bowman, her grandson, Robert Minter Jr. and nieces, Ernestine Smith and Betty Jean Gilchrest.
Left to cherish Modestine’s memory are her children Elaine Wells (Woodrow), Charlene James, Melvin, and Sandra and special nieces Helen Corneilson, Helen Smith and Emma Holmes. Her brother, Amos Myers. Brothers-in-laws Sammie (Betty) Kennerly, Wilmore Kennerly. Sister-in-laws Geneva Myers, Ermine Myers, Sara Kennerly, Jeannie Kennerly, Alice Kennerly, Madge Cuttino and Janette Kennerly. Grandchildren Travis, Brett, Ivorey, Tanya (Mark), Christopher, Courtney, and Jordan. Special niece’s Charletta, and nephews Charles “Chuckie”, Derrick and Maurice. And many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren. Special goddaughter Patricia Effort, dear friends Geraldine Cleveland, Majorie Cheatham, Danny Nobles and Kurt Leonard. And a host nieces, nephews and friends.
Visiting hours will be held at Dorsey Funeral in Ossining on Sunday 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
The funeral service will be held on Monday at 10:00 am at the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Ossining.
The interment will follow at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow.

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