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Johnnie Boyd, Jr

  • Birth 30 May 1986 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 29 Nov 2008 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Bedford Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot 8, 12, 55
  • Memorial ID 31994025

Johnnie Boyd, Jr., born on May 30, 1986 in Cleveland, Ohio, was the only child born to the loving union of Johnnie and Debora (nee Palmer) Boyd, Sr.

JayB, as he was affectionately known, graduated from Health Careers Center High School where he was a straight "A" Dental Technician student. After graduation, he gained employment making dental molds. He also considered other career options such as becoming a stockbroker. JayB had a well known childhood love for cars and was an avid matchbox car collector. As a result of his love for cars, he had also considered a career in auto detailing. Most recently, JayB maintained two jobs - one, as part of the cleaning team at Altercare of Mayfield Village Nursing Home, and the other, as a Security Guard at U.S. Security, Inc.

JayB was a mild mannered, laid back, quiet and soft spoken young man who, at times, could be silly and somewhat of a jokester. He was considered a fashion leader and had a style of his own. While he gravitated towards expensive clothing, he didn't believe in paying full price and would always negotiate with sales clerks for lower prices! He also displayed an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age. As an elementary student, he would convince his parents to buy him a nice supply of stylishly designed pencils which he would then resale to classmates. He would also resale some of his gently used toys to friends. As he got older and because of his continued love for cars, he would buy used older model cars and then resale those to friends. JayB also had a creative side which showed up in his dress, his making up of words and sayings as well as his experimentation in the kitchen with different spices and seasonings in food.

JayB had accepted Christ into his life as his personal Savior and had attended the Pentecostal Church of Christ with his family.

On Saturday, November 29, 2008, Johnnie departed this life suddenly and went home to be with the Lord. Family members who have preceded him in death include his grandfathers, William C. Palmer and George W. Boyd.

Those left to mourn and to cherish his memories include his loving parents, Johnnie and Debora Boyd, Sr.; grandmothers, Dollie M. Palmer and Jennie F. Boyd; great-grandmother, Orion Stanley; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.

JOHNNIE BOYD JR., 22, departed this life suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. Cherished son of Johnnie and Debora Boyd Sr. VIEWING 9 A.M.- 7 P.M. FRIDAY, DEC. 5 AT THOMAS G. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 14601 ST. CLAIR AVE. Services 10 a.m. SATURDAY, DEC. 6 at The Word Church, 18909 S. Miles Rd., WITH THE FAMILY RECEIVING FRIENDS AT 9:30 A.M. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

"Cleveland homicide victim was a security guard

Posted by Donna J. Miller/Plain Dealer Reporter December 01, 2008 13:25PM

Categories: Breaking News, Crime

CLEVELAND -- The 22-year-old man shot and killed Saturday evening was working as a security guard at an apartment building in the 5100 block of Hector Avenue.

Johnny Boyd Jr. was shot in the head about 10 p.m., the Cuyahoga County Coroner's spokesman said.

Boyd, of East 172nd Street, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center and pronounced dead shortly after 10 p.m."

"Police seek stolen car in connection with a homicide

Posted by Donna J. Miller/Plain Dealer Reporter December 02, 2008 12:14PM

Categories: Breaking News, Crime

CLEVELAND -- Police are asking for help to find a car that may have been stolen by the person who shot and killed 22-year-old security guard Johnny Boyd Jr. Saturday.
Boyd was guarding an apartment building in the 5100 block of Hector Avenue about 10 p.m., when he was shot in the head, police and a coroner's spokesman said.

The green 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass had temporary license tag Q 884 108. It had 26-inch rims.

"We believe there were at least two male suspects," Lt. Thomas Stacho said. "Boyd was shot during the aggravated robbery of the vehicle. As far as we know, the vehicle belongs to Boyd."

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 216-252-7463 or homicide detectives at 216-623-5464."





  • Created by: TJ
  • Added: 6 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31994025
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnnie Boyd, Jr (30 May 1986–29 Nov 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31994025, citing Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Bedford Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by TJ (contributor 46893732) .