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Mr. JB Boyd

June 10, 1953 ~ January 28, 2022 (age 68)

Obituary

J.B. Boyd Jr. aka (Lil Jun, Cadillac Jay or Jay), grew up in a small town called Weir, MS. He grew up on a farm and later attended Chataw High in Arkerman, MS. In 1969, Jay migrated from Weir Mississippi to Evanston Illinois. Jay was the life of the party, he cracked jokes and made fun of everyone that was his personality. He bought his first Cadillac Sedan in 1974. He loved pulling up in his Cadillac with the blues playing, hair blowing in the wind, Sunglasses on. He was on top of the world. (J.B.) Jay was well known for drag racing with his friend on McCormick back in the 80's. It was nothing for him and his crew to hit 55 South to Mississippi. They would drive home every other month to see family and friends. In 1973 he met the love of his life Gennie Sue Boyd who he has remained with for the past 49 years.

J. B. (Jay) was a hard worker. He always took pride in his job. Jay believed in an honest day of work. He was a workaholic hand down; he looked forward to clocking in every day at Coater Inc., where he has worked for the past 13 years. The guys at his job Tee, Danny and Steve were his second family. Even though he could have retired 2 years ago, he still went to work every day and barely took a vacation. He loved his job!

On Sunday mornings you could find him washing his Chrysler 300, music playing loud while he relaxed at home. On the weekends he enjoyed playing cards, listening to music while talking trash with family and friends. On any given day you could find him at the gas station getting his gas, coffee and checking his royalties (lotteries) before heading home.


J.B. (Jay) loved a lot of things but there was one thing he loved more than his job his family. He looked forward to coming home to a hot cooked meal from Gennie and seeing his kids or grandkids. He was a good dad and a great grandpa. If one of his kids or grandkids called him no matter what he was coming. He may complain about it, but he was coming. Jay would drive all over this world if one of them needed him.

(J.B) Jay was a family man to his heart. When it came to his sons Steven and Ronelle, he was stern with them; he wanted them to have more than he had in life. But everyone knows his heart belonged to his daughter Kendra aka "Putty Cat". He loved his "Putty Cat" to death. No matter what if Putty Cat called, Jay was coming rain, sleet, or snow. His "Putty Cat" always rolled with her dad no matter who it was she was team dad for life. Though he loved all his kids Kaisha and Kenny aka Kenny Parker was his babies. No matter what Kaisha was a part of the family and he made sure of that. Kenny aka (Kenny Parker) his baby boy. In Jay's eyes Kenny could do no wrong. He babied him all his life, Kenny was a Mimi version of Jay. Gennie Sue Was his better half. She held him down no matter what. They had a love that time could not break. Right, Wrong, Indifferent they had each other's back. When you saw Gennie Sue, you saw J.B. (Jay).

J.B. (Jay) was a man of many colors. He always saw the good in people and tried to help where he could. His deliverance may have been wrong, but his message was the same. J.B. (Jay) had plans to travel with Gennie Sue to see all the places they always dreamed of going but God had another plan instead. During his 68 years on this earth, he had his fair share of ups and downs, but he enjoyed his life to the fullest. At times life knocked him down but being the fighter, he was J.B. (Jay) always seem to get back up. Jay took the good with the bad and never really complained. He always said "I got my health, my family, and my job" I am going to be okay, and he believed that. He has a saying instead of saying goodbye, we'd say I will see you later!

J.B. (Jay) is preceded in death by his parents, J.B. Boyd Sr. and Earlene Boyd; 5 sisters, Betty Vaughn, Tina Vaughn, Algia Boyd, Sallie Ann Jobe, and Mammie Carter and 2 brothers, Sunny Vaughn and JR "Bone" Kirkwood.

J.B. (Jay) leaves to cherish his wife, Gennie Sue Boyd; three sons, Steven (Necole) Boyd, Ronelle (Charlise) Boyd, and Kenny Boyd; two daughters, Kendra Boyd and Kaisha (Steve) Johnson-Terrell; 5 sisters, Maggie Vaughn, Beverly Boyd, Dorothy Boyd, Ella Boyd, and Cynthia Boyd; 3 brothers, William Boyd, Michael Boyd, and Anthony Boyd; 2 aunts Mattie Young and Louise Kennedy, 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Please keep the family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 4, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
1917 Asbury Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Wake
Saturday
February 5, 2022

12:00 PM
Christ Temple M.B. Church
1711 Simpson St
EVANSTON, IL 60201

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 5, 2022

1:00 PM
Christ Temple M.B. Church
1711 Simpson St
EVANSTON, IL 60201

Private Interment

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