Charlotte Ann Boyd, 77, of Morton, MS, died unexpectedly on September 22, 2021.
Charlotte was a loving mom and grandmother who devoted her life to her children, second only to serving God and the church. Charlotte was born on February 1, 1944, in Kendallville, Indiana. The daughter of Harold James Young and Evelyn (McGuire) Young, Charlotte was the eldest of three girls. She grew up in Albion, Indiana, graduating from Albion-Jefferson High School in 1962. After high school, she attended Bob Jones University, Ball State, and the University of Alaska, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree. She went on to earn her Master’s degree from Purdue University and was a dissertation away from a Ph.D. in Home Economics.
An educator at heart, Charlotte began her career as a teacher in Ohio, instructing at a vocational school. When she moved to Mississippi in 1980, she continued teaching vocational courses and Home Economics at Piney Woods Country Life School before taking a position in Jackson Public Schools, first at Powell Middle School and then Jim Hill High School. She influenced the school district’s transition from the traditional Home Economics program to the Family Dynamics program before retiring in 2009.
Charlotte was an avid reader, a Master Chef and loved music. She began playing the piano and clarinet at a young age. She recently taught herself how to play the dulcimer, honing her skills to convert hymnal songs to be played by the dulcimer. As a crafter, she mastered crocheting and often made baby blankets for many expecting mothers via friends and charity through her church.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, father Harold James Young and mother Evelyn McGuire Young. Charlotte is survived by her two sisters, Karen (Steve) Selby and Louise Davis; her three children – Benjamin Luke Boyd and his wife Denise, Sarah Esther Boyd, and Daniel Nathan Boyd and his wife Carolyn. She’s also survived by her five grandchildren – Caitlyn, Payton, Will, Nathan, and Lilly.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Center of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center at P.O. Box 183, Forest MS, 39074.