P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Elijah Cole Boyd
February 14, 2011 - March 26, 2023

Elijah Cole Boyd

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Elijah Cole Boyd, age 12 of Rover, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born February 14, 2011, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. Elijah loved playing basketball for Two Rivers Middle School in Ola, AR and went to church at New Life Church in Russellville with his dad and bonus mom. He also loved to play cars with his brother, Isaiah Boyd, and his friends at school. He enjoyed swimming, fishing, hiking, running, jumping on the trampoline, and riding on his bike. Elijah loved his close friends and family, his school friends, and his church family.
He is survived by his dad Albert Boyd and bonus mom, Denise, of Rover; mother, Holly Gossett of Beebe; brother, Isaiah Boyd, of Rover, AR; grandparents, Rebecca Boyd and Billy Boyd, Sr. of Monticello, grandmother, Joy Hennieke of Beebe; grandparents, Rocky and Stephanie of Greenbrier, AR; uncles, Billy Boyd, Jr. of Duluth, MN, David Derryberry of Tillar, AR; aunts, Siri Boyd of Duluth, MN, Debbie Derryberry of Tillar, AR, and Betty Carol of Crossett, AR; cousins, Dean Derryberry, of Tillar and Kayla Miller, of Everton, AR.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel in Monticello, AR. Burial will follow in Tillar Cemetery, in Tillar, AR. Visitation will be Friday, March 31, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel.

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Friday, March 31, 2023
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Saturday, April 1, 2023
at 10:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Tillar Cemetery
Hwy 277
Tillar, AR  71670
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  1. Gail L Shelby
    Albert, Becky & Randy, I'm so sorry to learn of this. He sure favored his Dad. May the peace of God encompass around about each of you every day and give you comfort through the darkest hour.
  2. Tonji Harris (GM of Quality Inn & Suites)
    I'm so Sorry for your loss. May God continue to hold you and your family in his arms.
  3. Cashe James
    He had a very sweet personality and very kind to others, He also help people when they was down on their worse days.

    "Kindness is giving hope to those who think they are all alone in this world."
  4. Karon Beavers
    So very sorry for your loss! May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and give you a “Peace” that passes all understanding.
  5. Valerie Thompson
    I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Valerie Thompson
  6. landon
    we loved him he was like a brother to us we are praying for you and we are sorry for your lost love your freinds from school
  7. Joy L Henneinke
    Elijah my BEST friend. You have left us and only GOD knows why.
    I'm still trying to spin that basketball on my finger like you do.
    I've been practicing every nite.
    Missing you so very much as well as your Mom.
    Say hello to my family up there. You've never met them. Will see you soon.
  8. Judy Smith
    Randy & Becky, I didn't get to know your boys or your grandkids, but I know they must be wonderful people. Wish I could have known Elijah and I know I will meet him in Heaven. Praying for the peace and comfort that only God can give. - Love you!
  9. Bonita Frazee
    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your healing.
  10. AnnaMarie Sullivan
    I have so many memories of Elijah playing outside with all the neighborhood kiddos - riding bikes, playing basketball, and being ALL boy. My heart has been broken since I learned of his tragic passing. His family, especially his parents and his grandmother Joy, will remain in my thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead. May the Lord comfort those who loved and cherished Elijah.
  11. Alexis Cothren
    Elijah was a very smart and sweet boy. He loved making people laugh and he cared for his friends and his family. He was a great boy to have around the school and I'm sad that I didn't get to know him even better. I'm very sorry for your loss.
  12. Drake
    Hey, Elijah you weren't just making people happy in school but now aware as well.
  13. Dean Derryberry
    Going to miss you Elijah sending prayers to yall
  14. Hollie Wardlaw
    My heart is truly breaking for this entire family. You all have always had such a special place in my heart. I am so very sorry for your loss and I will continue to lift you up in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all.

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