Jason Earl Boyd, 34, of Newton, MS, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Laird Hospital in Union, Mississippi. He was born Friday, May 3, 1985 in Meridian, MS.
Visitation was held 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the Newton County Funeral Home-South in Newton. Funeral Services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Newton County Funeral Home-South. Burial followed in Newton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Gary Felton and Bro. Carlton Bradley officiated. Newton County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (601) 635-3200
Jason was a lifelong resident of Newton County and a truly good person. He was well-liked by everyone in the community and would do anything for anyone. Jason served the state with distinction through his employment with MDOT for 16 years and was recently promoted to Superintendent.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Boyd; and his grandfathers, John Kenneth Boyd and Herman Pace.
Survivors include his mother, Cheryl Baggett; sister, Jessica Boyd; brother, Jeremy Baggett; grandmothers, Peggy Boyd and Mildred Pace; aunts, Brenda Embrey and Teresa Gay; and uncle, Jon Pace.
Pallbearers were Jim Humphreys, Chad McCormick, Chad Garvin, Sam Thames, Davey Burks and Robbie Gregory.
Honorary pallbearers were Boyd’s MDOT Co-Workers.