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Maurice W. Boyd

Maurice W. Boyd

LIVELY—Maurice Warren Boyd, affectionately known as “Dish,” was born January 7, 1949, in Nuttsville to the late Kenneth Boyd Sr. and Margaret Edwards Boyd. He was the oldest of four children. He died in a tragic auto accident on Saturday, April 8, 2023.

Maurice was educated in Lancaster County public schools. Dish loved to play baseball and did a credible job as a pitcher on the Brookvale High School team. He joined Beulah Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful member until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969. He served his country well in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge in 1971.

Maurice was joined in Holy Matrimony on January 29, 1983, to the former Scarlot Scott of Warsaw. This union was blessed with a daughter, Stacy L. Boyd.

He joined the U.S. federal government workforce as a civilian employee at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (formerly U.S. Naval Weapons Lab) in Dahlgren where he was a 30-year employee before retiring. After retiring from Dahlgren, Maurice went on to work for the Lancaster County Public Schools as a car driver for 10 years. He loved playing cards, buying and selling cars, listening to music and dancing.

Maurice was loved by everyone and never hesitated to help his family, friends, the sick and shut-in, and those in need. Hospital visits were part of his life’s work. Even though he had health challenges, he always put others before himself.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 40 years, Scarlot; daughters, Stacy and Lisa, both of Nuttsville; three granddaughters, Egypt, Kadasia and Kayla; one grandson, Keith; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Rev. Burdelle Mance (Ted) of Waldorf, Md.; two brothers, Donald (Beverly) of Hague and Kenneth Jr. (Melissa) of Reno, Nev.; two aunts, Classie Edwards and Victoria Hardy; one uncle, Purcell Boyd; two sisters-in-law, Connie of Burgess and Jean of Columbus, Ga.; two brothers-in-law, Ezekiel of Warsaw and Ted of Waldorf, Md; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including close friends, Jimmy Cleckly, Anthony Moody, Daryl Wayne Smith, Herman Fauntleroy, Raymond Owens, John Shearin, Spencer Scott and Ernest Rich; and a special neighbor, Ether Mitchell Haynie.

The funeral and interment were held Saturday, April 15, at Beulah Baptist Church.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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