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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. 

Please feel free to contact us at (216) 791-0770  at any time.

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MR. WILLIAM F. BOYD, II

MR. WILLIAM F. BOYD, II

President and Chief Executive Officer

William F. Boyd, II, affectionately known as "Pepper", is a Glenville Tarblooder, attended Michigan State University and later graduated from Fisk University. He has been a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity for over 50 years. He joined his father in the family business after graduating from the Pittsburgh School of Mortuary Science. He is the oldest child and only son of the late William F. and Mary W. Boyd.  Pepper is an avid golfer and bowler. He has been a licensed funeral director and mortician for over 50 years.  He is married to LaVerne Nichols Boyd, Esq., the proud father of four and grandfather of eight.  Daughter, Victoria A. Boyd is the Manager for the 89th St. facility. 

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MS. MARINA B. GRANT

MS. MARINA B. GRANT

Chief Financial Officer

Marina Grant is one of two daughters of late William F. and Mary W. Boyd.  She joined the family business in 1982. Marina, along with her brother, Pepper and both of her parents is a Glenville Tarblooder.  She is an active member of Forest Hill Church and former Board member of the Hospice of the Western Reserve, African American Auxiliary. She is also the proud mother of four and the grandmother of thirteen. Daughter, Lisa Boyd Hamilton is the Advanced Planning Manager and Emery Chapel Manager. 

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MS. MARCELLA M. BOYD COX

MS. MARCELLA M. BOYD COX

Vice President and Chief of Community Engagement

Marcella is the youngest daughter of late William F., Sr. and Mary W. Boyd and the mother of two. Marcella graduated from Lutheran High Scholl East and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. She attended Baldwin Wallace College and Cleveland State University.  Marcella  became a licensed funeral director in 1988 and was appointed in September 2017 by Gov. John Kasich to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors where she served until March 2019. She is a member of the Cleveland Chapter of Girl Friends, past president of the Greater Cleveland Chapter-Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., National Coalition of 100 Black Women - GCC, 100 Black Women of Funeral Service, Buckeye State Funeral Directors, Legacy Life member National Council of Negro Women - Cuyahoga County Section, Cleveland MOTTEP Board member and the Cleveland Drifters. She loves serving the community and families.

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MS. LISA HAMILTON

MS. LISA HAMILTON

Emery Chapel Manager and Advanced Planning Manager

Lisa is a licensed funeral director and insurance agent. She is an active member of Forest Hill Church and graduated from Kent State University. She's an active member of the Warrensville Heights Chamber of Commerce, serving as Secretary. She enjoys bowling, reading and cooking. She tutors 5th grade math at Willson Elementary School in Cleveland.  She is married to Keith Hamilton and the mother of three daughters, step-mother of three and grandmother of one. Lisa is also the daughter of Marina Boyd Grant and granddaughter of the late William F. and Mary W. Boyd. 

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MS. VICTORIA  A. BOYD

MS. VICTORIA A. BOYD

Manager - East 89th Street Chapel

Victoria, affectionately known as "Tori", is a graduate of Shaker Heights High School and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She received her funeral director's and embalmer's licenses in 1988. Tori loves animals and is a "mother" of 2 cats. She is a member of the 4th generation of the Boyd Family and the daughter of William F. Boyd, II (LaVerne) and mother of one son, Victor.

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MR. ALTON RAGLAND JR.

MR. ALTON RAGLAND JR.

Funeral Assistant

Alton has been a faithful member of the E. F. Boyd & Son staff since 1996. He has a resident of Warrensville Heights for over 21 years and is married to Barbara. He is the father of Valerie and Brandon, step-father of TaLona and Jarman, grandfather of 7, and great-grandfather of 1. He is a member of Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church. His hobbies include traveling, cruising and working in the yard.

Telephone: (216) 791-0770 | (216) 831-7906



MRS. BARBARA ANN RAGLAND

MRS. BARBARA ANN RAGLAND

Administrative Assistant

Barbara has been a faithful member of the E. F. Boyd & Son staff since 2001 and is married to Alton. She is the proud mother of TaLona and Jarman, step-mother of Valerie and Brandon, grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 1. Barbara is a member of Affinity Missionary Baptist Church where she serves as an usher. Her hobbies include traveling, cruising and line dancing!

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MR. ERIC P. THOMAS

MR. ERIC P. THOMAS

Member of Care Center Team

Eric attended E. T. I. Drafting Institute and is certified in drafting. He is a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. He spends his free time playing in a band and is an accomplished drummer. He also enjoys bowling and traveling.

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MR. ERIC D. WILLIAMS

MR. ERIC D. WILLIAMS

Funeral Assistant and Scheduler

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MR. JAMES 'JIM' MARSHALL

MR. JAMES "JIM" MARSHALL

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Jim Marshall is a stellar and very accomplished funeral director and embalmer. He was the first African American employed by Batesville Casket Company. He has directed services for many famous people including: the late President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks and James Brown. Jim is a former pilot and an active member of Eastview United Church of Christ. He is married to wife, Minnie, the father of two daughters and a grandfather.

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MR. JEROME SLEDGE

MR. JEROME SLEDGE

Funeral Assistant

Jerome Sledge, also known as J'Rome, has been a faithful member of the Boyd staff for over 30 years. He is a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. J'Rome loves to travel and has been abroad many times. J'Rome is married and the father of two.

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MR. JUAN C. FEREBEE

MR. JUAN C. FEREBEE

Manager of The Care Center

Juan has been a treasured member of the Boyd Family Staff for over 30 years. He graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and is a licensed embalmer and funeral director. He is a lifelong member of Everlasting Baptist Church. Juan is known for being an impeccable dresser and has a loving and compassionate spirit. He's also a sports enthusiast. Juan was recently inducted into the distinguished 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland. He is married to Deane Ferebee and the father of 2.

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MR. LUTHER SOLOMON

MR. LUTHER SOLOMON

Supervisor

Luther Solomon has been a faithful employee for over 50 years. He is a member of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. He is married to Gwen, a father and grandfather.

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MS. MARY J. SMITH

MS. MARY J. SMITH

Advanced Planning Advisor

Mary earned a B.A. in Communications from John Carroll University, is a licensed insurance agent and has also earned a certificate in grief ministry. She enjoys tutoring students grades 1-12, is a Life Member of the NAACP and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a long time member of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church where she serves as the church clerk. She also enjoys reading, is a member of the MCW Book Club, the mother of one son and a resident of Lyndhurst, OH.

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MS. TESSA TIGGS

MS. TESSA TIGGS

Funeral Director and Embalmer

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MR. ROSCOE SIMMONS

MR. ROSCOE SIMMONS

Funeral Assistant

Roscoe, AKA Joe, Simmons has been a dedicated member of the Boyd team for many years. He is a very active member of the Masonic Lodge and is a 33 Degree Mason and proudly served his country in the Army Reserves. His hobbies include playing chess, attending Masonic events and fishing. He is also a member of Mt. Zion of Oakwood Church and the proud father of Roscoe III, Jarah and Joseph.

Telephone: (216) 831-7906



MS. RUBYE L. JONES

MS. RUBYE L. JONES

Retired Insurance Specialist and Funeral Assistant

Rubye is an active member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. She served many years as the Insurance Specialist before she retired. Even though she is not working everyday, she still works on behalf of E. F. Boyd & Son! And we love her for it!

Telephone: (216) 831-7906


MS. STEPHANIE GODDARD

MS. STEPHANIE GODDARD

Funeral Assistant and Receptionist

Stephanie has been a faithful employee of E. F. Boyd & Son for many years. She attended Cuyahoga Community College and received a nursing certificate. She is an Eastern Star, member of Bethel Chapter 58 and the Laveda Circle. She loves to spend her free time shopping and looking like a model! She has a winning smile and an inspirational word for everyone and loves to serve the public! She is the proud mother of one son, Ray and grandmother of one granddaughter, Skyler. Stephanie is an active and faithful member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.

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MS. TARA DIANE SIMPSON

MS. TARA DIANE SIMPSON

Assistant Manager, Emery Chapel - Funeral Director and Embalmer

Tara is the Assistant Manager of the Emery location. She is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and a graduate of Warrensville Heights High School, the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She is active in the Black Women's Political Action Committee, the Northeast Ohio African American Library and Cultural Center Committee and the Cleveland African American Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association (CAAFDEA) and the Warrensville YMCA. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Order of the Eastern Star, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the Cleveland Chapter of The Drifters, Inc. She received the "Spotlight on Young, Gifted and Black" award for outstanding achievements in NE Ohio and is a certified travel agent. She is also a member of Bethany Christian Church where she serves on the Scholarship and Leadership committees and Mentor with the Youth Ministry. Her hobbies are shopping, modeling, reading, line dancing and traveling.

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REV. THEODORE MEANS

REV. THEODORE MEANS

Funeral Assistant

Telephone: (216) 831-7906


MR. TURNER WILLIAMS

MR. TURNER WILLIAMS

Funeral Assistant

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MR. LONNIE D. SLOAN

MR. LONNIE D. SLOAN

Controller

Lonnie D. Sloan joined the Boyd Family Staff in April 2018. He is a native Clevelander, a certified CPA and graduate of Case Western Reserve University's, Weatherhead School of Management. He has a very strong and abiding faith in Christ and is a member of the The Word Church. In his free time, Lonnie enjoys golfing and reading. He is married to Patrice and the proud father of twins Derek and Selena, Loni Ann and Andrew and grandfather of Brooklyn.

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MR. TYROME HINSON

MR. TYROME HINSON

Funeral Assistant & Certified Crematory Operator

Tyrome has been a wonderful addition to the Boyd Staff family for many years. He serves families with patience and compassion. His hobbies include watching basketball, football, boxing and playing pool. He is the proud father of 3 daughters and one son.

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MR. ANTUAN PACI

MR. ANTUAN PACI

Funeral Director

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MR. MARK MAINOR

MR. MARK MAINOR

Funeral Assistant

Mark is a member of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon.

Telephone: (216) 831-7906


MR. RODERICK BACON

MR. RODERICK BACON

Funeral Assistant

Rod has been a faithful member of the Boyd Family Staff for many years. He attends Southeast Seventh Day Adventist Church. Before coming at E. F. Boyd & Son, Rod worked as a mental health counselor at Beechbrook. He loves to play tennis, bowl, basketball and is a professional photographer. Rod is married and the father of one.

Telephone: (216) 831-7906


MRS. AUDREY THOMPSON

MRS. AUDREY THOMPSON

Insurance Administrator

Audrey is a graduate of Kent State University. She spends her time free volunteering with ICONS, supporting youth and the communities of Cleveland. She is a member of Fellowship Church of God. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, crafts and floral design. She is married to Brooke H. Thompson.

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REV. W. GERARD JAMES

REV. W. GERARD JAMES

Funeral Assistant

Telephone: (216) 831-7906


Dempsey

Dempsey

The Support Dog

Dempsey is a Bernese Mountain Dog and was born on 11/2/2014.  Bernese Mountain Dogs are great Therapy and Comfort Dogs because of their wonderful and gentle temperament.  His breed can also be seen at University Hospitals serving as Therapy Dogs for patients and staff.  "Therapy dogs usually serve patients in a hospital, nursing home, or palliative care settings by providing companionship and affection."  They also serve in funeral home settings providing comfort and support to grieving families.  They love to be petted and give unconditional love back.  Even though Dempsey is larger than most Berners, don't let his size intimidate you!  Dempsey (or Demps for short) is a Comfort Dog because he hasn't completed formal training  to be registered as a Therapy Dog.  Please don't offer him treats but have fun petting him and giving him love!  He lives at home with Marcella Boyd Cox.


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