Mr. James Boyd, son of Ceaser and Lula Boyd was born in Scott
County, Mississippi on January 3, 1944. He was the third child out
of 9 siblings. James accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at a
When James was 15 years old his parents moved the family to
Martinez, CA. He graduated from Alhambra High School in 1964.
He was drafted a few years later into the U.S. Army, where he
served in the Vietnam War as a Tactical Wire Operations
Specialist (SP4). His mother fervently prayed for him and God
brought him home.
James retired from Central San Sanitary District, Walnut Creek, CA.
James took great pride in his family. He married Mary Lee Hill the
mother of his son Leon, and the mother of Cornell whom he
lovingly raised as his own son.
He later united in holy matrimony to Rosalyne Miller. James
loved all his family. He made it known to each and every one of
his family members, “that if you need anything, baby I got you” or
“I’ll kill for you.”
James was our Black Cowboy. He rode with the Buffalo Soldiers
in the Bill Pickett Rodeo, in Pleasanton, Ca. He spent a lot of time
with his Horses on his ranch in Valley Springs, CA. James
volunteered a lot of his time working with the youth by opening
up his ranch and teaching the children life skills. He was a
Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and enjoyed fishing on his boat.
James departed this life on Saturday, June 20, 2020, with his son
Leon by his side. He was preceded in death by his Parents, his
brother Roger and sister Vernette.
He leaves to cherish his memory; His wife, Rosalyne, Sons, Leon
(Stacy) and Cornell Jones of Oakley. Siblings, Fred (Neet) of
Pittsburg, William (Patricia) of Antioch, Annie of Oakley, Bobby
(Lisa) of Martinez, Shirley of Oakley, Jimmy (Betty Anne) of
Bethel Island. Grandchildren Makayla, Nakeyah, Izayah, Chloe.
Great-granddaughter, Xailia. A host of nieces, nephews, family
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