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Billie Jean Fields Boyd

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Alzheimer’s and other serious physical conditions were defeated on Aug. 9, 2010 as Billie Jean Fields Boyd moved to a Heavenly place prepared for her by her Lord and Savior.

She died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. She was born to the Rev. E. E. and Thelma Denton Fields on June 19, 1927. She married R. F. Shadoin, Jr. and that marriage was blessed with two sons: Rob Shadoin of Ruston, Louisiana and Ron Shadoin of Shreveport, Louisiana. On June 1, 1973, she married Jimmy F. Boyd, her loving and devoted husband until death parted them. There was never a time in her life when music was not an important and joyful part of it. She heard her father who served as a Southern Baptist minister and her uncles sing quartets, and with time, she was following her daddy around to provide music on a pump organ that they carried in the trunk of a car. She later served as organist at First Baptist Church, Leesville; Ford Park Baptist Church in Shreveport; and Rose Neath Funeral Home. She attended Louisiana College and Northwestern State College. After leaving Northwestern, Mrs. Boyd taught in area schools. Mrs. Boyd, in addition to her husband, Jimmy and her sons, Rob and Ron, is survived by her daughter-in-law, Carol C. Shadoin (Rob), and six grandchildren, Ginny, Robbie, Sarah, Shelby, Justin and Tyler. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Ginger, Brice, Taylor, Cullen, Jersey and Sylee. She leaves two sisters, Joy Fields Derrick of Shreveport, Louisiana and her husband, Johnnie and Barbre Fields Stokes of Houston, Texas and her husband, Charles, along with step-sons Jay Boyd and his wife, Karen and Mac Boyd and his wife, Betsy along with six step-grandchildren; nieces Judy Laviolette, of Shreveport, Teri Stark and husband Joel, of Deridder, and nephew Jay Trigg, of Baton Rouge. Billie Jean accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of nine, and all of the afflictions are gone and she is now in the presence of her Heavenly Father. She had a small plaque on her bedroom wall that read, “Everything is going to be all right.” She had taken that from a greeting card, framed it, and lived by that hope. She was a very positive person and she calmed many of those around her with that statement and her exemplifying that hope. We will miss her wit, her warmth, and her southern charm knowing that everything is now, and forever will be, all right.

Visitation will be held at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 12th and from Noon until 2:00 P.M. on Friday, Aug. 13 at which time the service will be conducted by Dr. Floyd Davis in the chapel of Owens Memorial Funeral Home. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 8508 Line Ave, Suite A 71106 or to Woodridge Baptist Church, 850 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop 71106. The family expresses special gratitude to Odyssey Hospice of Shreveport which was so compassionately represented by Sara, Celita, Deanna, Ada and LaTonya and the many others who helped care for her.

To leave an on-line memorial message for the family please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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