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Leslie Boyd

June 12, 1960 — May 27, 2024

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Leslie Lynn (Spoon) Boyd of Waldron, Arkansas. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, who peacefully departed from this world on May 27, 2024, at the age of 63, in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Leslie was born on June 12, 1960 to Harvey Spoon and Peggy (Holt) Boswell. Leslie dedicated 32 years of her life working as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandkids. She found joy in her work, as well as in her hobbies of gardening, canning, and cooking. Known for her caring and nurturing spirit, Leslie touched the lives of many through her passion for caregiving. She shared a special bond with her sister, often spending hours together crocheting. Leslie took great pride in her home, where she created a warm and welcoming environment for her loved ones. Her family was her greatest joy, and she treasured every moment spent with them.

Leslie will be deeply missed by her devoted husband, Clarence Boyd; daughter, Tashia Ward; son, Daniel Boyd and step-son, Shawn Boyd all of Waldron, Arkansas. As well as her adored grandchildren: Tate Ward, Jinjer Ward, Kyler Boyd, Hope Boyd, Faith Boyd, Peyton Boyd and Shaylee Byford and three great grandchildren: Scott Boyd, Silas Boyd, Colby Woodall and Carter Stuart.

Leslie is also survived by her siblings: Doris Morley of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Leona Scott of Gloucester, Virginia, Irene Monroe of Haviland Kansas, Steve Spoon of Alabama, Barbara Spoon of Kansas, Bruce Waddle and wife Carla of Waldron, Arkansas and Sister-in-laws, Carol Lewis and husband Bud of Greenwood, Arkansas, Judy Kastl of Waldron, Arkansas and brother in law Bill Boyd and wife Cindy of Waldron, Arkansas.  Leslie will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended family, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones dear to her heart.

Leslie was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey Spoon and Peggy Boswell and her half brother John Spoon.

A Celebration of Life service will be held to honor Leslie's memory at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas on Friday, May 31, 2024, at 10:00 am. with Bro. William Crelia officiating. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Leslie's pallbearers will be Ricky Blowe, Alex Bryant, Jake Waddle, Beau Bryant, Eric Sims, Jeffrey Sims, Jimmy Brimble, and Thomas Boggess.

Leslie's visitation will be Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.


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