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About Us

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We invite you to discover who has made E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home and Crematory the ultimate provider of creating healing experiences in the community. This section contains the heritage, vision, and the people behind E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home and Crematory's reputation of quality, sincerity, and trust. E. F. Boyd & Son, the oldest African American funeral home in the Greater Cleveland area and the oldest African American business in Cuyahoga County, opened its doors in 1905.

MISSION STATEMENT

To Serve Others As We Would Serve Ourselves

VISION STATEMENT

We will better serve the bereavement needs of our community through the highest standards of professionalism, honesty and integrity.


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In 2008, November 14th was declared William Francis Boyd Sr. Day to honor his 75 years of service to our community. During his life, William Sr. was a dedicated and beloved father, husband, and public figure. He loved to give back to those around him and led a life of service to others.

William Sr. served as the chairman of the first NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner, Vice President of the Cleveland School Board, and was a member of several other local organizations throughout his lifetime. We are proud of his legacy and all he did for others around him.

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Family Owned & Operated
Since 1905

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Oldest African American
Business & Funeral Home in
Greater Cleveland

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Onsite Crematory
Your Loved One Is
Always In Our Care

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Operating with 3rd &
4th Generations

Thank you Stephanie C. and Ideastream Public Media for the interview on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

I am thrilled to announce that E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home and Crematory has been selected as an honoree for the Smart Business Cleveland - Family Business Achievement & Business Longevity Awards for the second time! We were honored in 2017 and now 2020! In my Bill Boyd voice “What a blessing and a privilege it is to serve others and be recognized for it!” Alexandria Johnson Boone of GAP Productions nominated E. F. Boyd & Son, Inc. for this prestigious award! And we are grateful for her confidence in EFB&S! The judges were impressed with our nomination and our company’s story of success. Our company will be recognized with the other honorees at The Family Business Achievement & Business Longevity Conference on September 23rd and featured in a special editorial report in the September edition of Smart Business Cleveland.

The Family Business Achievement Awards will recognize family and closely-held businesses that best demonstrate innovative business practices designed to enhance the business dynamic, and the Business Longevity Awards will recognize non-family organizations who have reached 50 years in business.

Marcella Boyd Cox

Vice President & Chief of Community Engagement

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Thank you very much to Cleveland Public Library for providing photos on this webpage.

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