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Beatrice Boyd

CHESTER -- Mrs. Beatrice "Bea" Simpson Boyd, 56, of 628 Lancaster Highway Apt. 308, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at Chester Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Blackstock. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Chester County, Feb. 14, 1951, she was the daughter of the late George Charlie Simpson and Rebecca Bell Simpson. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and attended the public schools of Chester County.

Surviving are two sons, Christopher (Mildred) Boyd and Maurice Boyd, both of Rock Hill; five daughters, Michelle Boyd of Blackstock, Becky (Tyrome) Good of Rock Hill, Santana (Akeem) Howze, Allison Boyd and Jefferson Woods, all of Chester and Kayla Boyd of the home; three brothers, Leroy (Virginia) Simpson and Herman (Maria) Simpson, both of Chester; and Freddie (Patricia) Simpson of Blackstock; three sisters, Annie (Jessie) Strong and Mary (David) Sanders, both of Blackstock and Pearl (Sammie) Curbeam of Chester; and 14 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Jessie and Annie Strong, 2682 Wray Road, Blackstock. The body may be viewed from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester.