Louise Boyd, 66, medical records worker

June 28, 2005

Louise Boyd, a retired medical records worker and active churchwoman, died of cardiac arrest Thursday at Northwest Hospital Center. The Woodlawn resident was 66.

Louise Throckmorton was born and raised in Oxford, N.C., and came to Baltimore in 1958 when she took a position in medical records at Johns Hopkins Hospital's Phipps Clinic. She retired in 1997.

She was active in her Woodlawn neighborhood association and its Neighborhood Watch program.

Mrs. Boyd was a member and deaconess of Village Baptist Church and also of Miracle Church of Christ, where her son, the Rev. Melvin Boyd Jr. of Baltimore, is pastor.

At her son's church, she sang with the gospel choir and was a member of the missionary outreach program. She especially enjoyed working with the church's Helping Up Mission, assisting the homeless and drug addicts.

Mrs. Boyd enjoyed cooking, gardening, and collecting elephant figurines.

Her husband of 38 years, Melvin Boyd Sr., died in 1997.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Village Baptist Church, 100 S. Hilton St., Baltimore.

Survivors, in addition to her son, include a sister, Christine T. Morgan of Chesterfield, Va.; and six grandchildren.

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