Mary Ann ( Johnson) Boyd , age 85, passed on Tuesday , November 8, 2022, peacefully at home. Mary was born on May 20, 1937 in Parkville, Missouri to Marshall and Vivian ( Cave) Johnson. She was the granddaughterj of Spencer Cave, whom she often spoke of and his legacy continues at Park University. She was the 5th born of 6 children. Mary had four brothers: Marshall (Junior), Billy, Bobby and Spencer and two sister: Mae Stella and Esther, all of whom are deceased. Mary is also proceded in death by her daughter, Sharen Patrice Berry; son, James E. Berry Jr., a grandson; Rodney M. Todd and a great- granddaughter, Ah'zhane Dixon.
Mary attended Manuel High School in KCMO and retired from the Kansas City Missouri School District. In 2001, she began volunteering as a Senior Companion. She enjoyed working with her clients. She founf much pleasure in assisting and comforting others.
Mary was baptized as one Jehovah's Witnesses and a member of the Westport Congregation. She was a faithful servant to Jehovah until her death. She enjoyed field service, sharing the Bible with others and attending meetings. Mary showed the type of strength that only a "Praying Grandmother' could have. She always remained strong even in her weakness and evn when she wasn't feeling her best, she wanted us to know she was at peace.
Mary had six children , five daughters and one son with her first husband, James E. Berry. She loved her children dearly and "Jimmy" being her only son held a special place in her heart. Mary was fashionable and sassy. She had a great sense of humor, a way with words and loved having the last word!
Marys friends were like family to her. She had a passion for helping others. If in need, she gave; whether it was a meal, a ride or a place to reside. Whenever the opportunity presented itself to help or assist someone, she was there to extend a helping hand. Mary enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends. In her leisure, Mary loved traveling and attending various events. You could easily find her on the dance floor, doing a two step or electric slide. She also enjoyed doodling, fishing, playing bid whist and dominoes.
She had a soft sweet voice and wore a contagious smile that would light up any room. Everyone who came in contact with her built a bond and walked away feeling an abundance of love. To know her was to love her.
Mary leaves to cherish her memory; her children Debra, Jacquelyn, Patricia and Rose all of Kansas City, Missouri, twelve grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mary left a legacy of love, light, happiness and a generosity of spirit for all who knew her. Mary's life was well lived and she will forever be remembered.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday November 19, 2022, visitation will be held from 11 A.M. - 12 P.M. with services beginning at 12 P.M. at The Kingdom Hall Westport Congregation 200 E. 34th st KCMO 64109