Anita Lavern Johnson Boyd, 81, of Early, passed from this life Jan. 6, 2018 at Senior Care of Brownwood. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Boyd passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 in a local nursing home.

Anita was born Jan. 19, 1936 in Pottsville to LV and Artie Ryan Johnson. She was a member of the Fourth and Stewart Street Church of Christ and a graduate of Early High School. On June 1, 1957 Anita married Gainer Lee Boyd and he preceded her in death on April 19, 2001. Anita loved to sew, quilt, cook and help Gainer plow and harvest peanuts.

Survivors include two daughters, Nita Karla Boyd and Darla Louise Keesee of Early; and a son, Gainer Leon Boyd of Hutto; five grandchildren, Karesa Keesee, Karlton Keesee and wife Hillari, Mia Stroope, Evan and Isabella Boyd; two great granddaughters, Kaebri and Khori Keesee; two sisters, Kassie Ann Singleton and Artie Louise Hammond; two sisters-in-law, Glenda Phillips and Shirley Dodds; and a special couple Darlene and Don Smith.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents, LV and Artie Johnson; a brother, Jeffie V Johnson; son-in-law, Karl Keesee; and four brothers-in-law, George Hammond, Lloyd Singleton, Vernon Phillips and Winifred Dodds.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Fourth and Stewart Street Church of Christ for mission work and the Cherokee Childrens Home.

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