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Mother Julia Ann Langford Boyd

October 29, 1933 - February 12, 2024

Burial Date: February 22, 2024

A Celebration of Julia’s life will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 in Pitts Chapel Unified Baptist Church, 64 Brewster Street, New Haven, Connecticut, at 11am. Viewing in Church from 10am-11am. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, in New Haven, Connecticut.

On February 12, 2024, Mother Julia Ann Langford Boyd, silently went home with the Angels from this earthly life into the presence of the lord. Mother Boyd was a wonderful woman who loved the lord, she had giving heart if you was in need and she knew of it there was no hesitation that she was willing to help in anyway she can. She loved to go to church where she sang, shout and just have herself a Holy Ghost good time. Mother never meet a stranger she always opened her home to anyone that was in need, many relatives and friends from home (Shorter Ala.) would arrive here in Ct and the 1st house they’d come to was Mother Julia & her late husband I King Boyd ‘s house where’d they made sure that they were clothe, feed had a bed to lay in and help them find employment. She always  said you never know when you it’s your turn to be in need you’d want someone to be there for you.
Born October 29, 1933 in Montgomery,  Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Jeff & Fronnie B. Langford she was 1 of 5 children. Mother Julia was raised in Shorter, Alabama where she received her education from Prairie Farm School completing the 12th grade. She had a wonderful childhood her mom hardly ever made her or her siblings work in the fields, every summer she’d spend her summers in Chicago with her grandmother whom they affectionately call (Big Sister) she recall many of times waiting for that ticket to come so they can go to Chicago. In Summer of July  15, 1953 she married her love King Boyd in holy Matrimony. In early spring she made her way to New Haven, Ct along with her infant  son Clint J. Boyd  & her two nieces Ella Griffin, Verdell Langford on the train Mother Julia was employed by New Haven Public Schools as a Cafeteria Mother also spent time in class rooms as substitute teacher, she retired from Miller’s Maintenance Inc., as a supervisor. As a retiree she enjoyed going to church and singing in the choir, being involved with Mother’s Board and helping out others as she was needed. She loved shopping she didn’t drive but knew where all the best stores and malls were and how to get there. She enjoyed her life every year she went on vacation whether it was to family reunions or visiting her Brother (Roosevelt) down in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Mother Boyd was a long time member of Pitts Chapel Unified Baptist Church, for over 35 years, she loved church and was an active member until her health began to fail.
Mother Boyd leaves to cherish her legacy Clinton J. Sr.(Rochelle) Boyd of Stamford, Ct, Curtis D. (Cynthia) Boyd of Hamden Ct, Reginald E. Boyd of Waterbury, Ct, and Kathey L. Boyd, New Haven, Ct of the Home House. One brother Roosevelt (Miranda) Langford of Tuskegee, Alabama, Two special Godchildren Lee (Nell) Montgomery of Silver Creek, Miss. & Georgia ( Samuel) Jackson Montgomery, Alabama. 11 Grandchildren  Reginald Boyd Jr., Jamar McNeil,  Glenn Mullin,  Anthony Dupree, Kanisha Harvin, Shequita (Sean) Bogle, Melissa Boyd Caldwell, Lanette Nash, Lakeah Boyd, Candra Boyd,  and Tamara (Foid) Creary. Also survived by 15 Great Grandchildren,  8 Great Great Children, special nieces and nephews Ella Griffin, Jeakettia Preston, Dawn Grimes, Angela Pinkston, Barbara Morton,  Patricia Handy, Antonita Gilbert, Willie (Ricky) Grimes Jr., Judge Crockett Jr., and Bobby Preston Sr. Thank you for all the help you provided during mom’s illness.
Also survived by Brother in Law’s Luddie Boyd,  Leon (Lucille) Boyd,  Willie J. (Pearlastine) Boyd,  Lurena Pagan, Eula( Kenneth) McCoy and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her late husband King Boyd, two Grandchildren Clint J. Boyd Jr., Sheena A. Boyd., 2 Great Great, Granddaughters Ryleigh McNeal, Alanna Brown, Parents Jeff, and Fronnie Langford,  siblings  Jeffie Langford,  David Langford,  Pastor Lillian Butler, Katie Taylor.

A Celebration of Julia’s life will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 in Pitts Chapel Unified Baptist Church, 64 Brewster Street, New Haven, Connecticut, at 11am. Viewing in Church from 10am-11am. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, in New Haven, Connecticut. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com.