James W. Boyd, Jr.

April 2, 2020
James W. Boyd, Jr.

James Wilson Boyd, Jr., 77, of Williamsburg, passed away on April 2, 2020.

James was a graduate of Smithfield High School and later on graduated from Old Dominion University. He was a CPA and small business owner. He served in the United States Army as a Mechanical Maintenance Officer.

James is preceded in death by his parents, James Wilson Boyd, Sr. and Elizabeth Bryant Boyd. He is survived by his partner, Joyce Jordan McDaniels; step-daughters, Rebecca Michael, Mildred Flower, and Kathy Lavista; sister, Linda Boyd; and nephews, James and Roberto Puig.

A celebration of James’ life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’ name to the American Cancer Society.


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  • April 04, 2020
    Marianne Christison says:
    I was a classmate in Smithfield so we grew up together and even dated. He was a dear friend,we enjoyed carefree days as kids and he,until recently,texted me many funnies.Joyce he was crazy about you,my condolences and love to all of the family

  • April 07, 2020
    Julia C Green says:
    My deepest condolences . Although I did not James very long his kindness and humor left a lasting impression on me. I am so sorry Joyce. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please reach out if you need anything at all..