Shelby Jean Oakes Boyd  November 23 1939

Shelby Jean Oakes Boyd November 23 1939December 16 2022

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November 23 1939 December 16 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of Shelby to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book Shelby Jean Oakes Boyd, 83, of Ringgold, VA 24586 passed away Friday, December 16, 2022. She was born November 23, 1939, in Halifax County to the late Joseph N. Oakes and the late Lillian Dodd Oakes. Shelby is survived by her daughter, Wanda Cobb (Nigel); son, Jason Lee Smith; grandchildren, Valerie Tate and Sarah Rivero; great-grandchildren, Courtney Pickral, Christian Sneed, and Cameron Sneed; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Judy Simmons; brothers, Robert Oakes (Rosann), Larry Wayne Oakes (Elizabeth Tate), Allen Oakes, Dewey Oakes (Nancy), and Earl Oakes (Kathy); and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Tillman Boyd; sister, Frances Tate; and brothers, Clarence Oakes and Leonard Bray Oakes. She was a beautiful woman with a charming smile and infectious laugh. To those whose path she may have crossed, she will be greatly missed. To those whose lives she touched will forever love her but never be forgotten. She always knew how to turn a frown upside down and tears into laughter. . She loved flowers and you could find her in the yard every day. In her final hours, I sat beside her hospital bed holding her hand in awe of her accomplishments and her courage.” She was a person with a courageous spirit, a giving heart and love for others. We are so proud of her accomplishments as an uneducated woman, but even more proud of her character, integrity, humility and kindness.” Her grace, warmth, intelligence, compassion, optimism, empathy, humility, her love and devotion to her family. And her flawless comic timing, her beauty, her laugh and zeal for life. She was the anchor of our family. A sister, mother, a grandmother. Her infectious smile, inimitable personality, and abounding love will never be forgotten.” We all wish she could have stayed longer but we thank God for blessing us and enriching the world with her for as long as He did.” I’m heartbroken to lose an angel here on earth! My dear friend and mother is finally at rest after 2 months of illness. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, 13914 Halifax Rd., Java, VA 24565. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, Danville, VA is respectfully serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com. Read more

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Shelby Jean Oakes Boyd November 23 1939 December 16 2022.

Scott Funeral Home

Death notice for the town of: Chatham, state: Virginia

death notice Shelby Jean Oakes Boyd November 23 1939 December 16 2022

obituary notice Shelby Jean Oakes Boyd November 23 1939 December 16 2022

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