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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On October 8, 2015 @ 1:29 pm In Obituary | 19 Comments


James Alexander Boyd II

August 28, 1996 – October 4, 2015

James Alexander Boyd II, 19, passed from life on earth to life in heaven with His Savior, Jesus, on Sunday, October 4, 2015. James loved music and had a deep sense of rhythm and harmony in his music as a composer, songwriter, singer and accomplished pianist. He found joy in playing the acoustic and bass guitar and the drums. Acting was another one of James’ passions, and he performed in several musical theater productions in his high school and with Christian Youth Theater. Two of his favorite roles were Fiddler on the Roof as Tevye and You are a Good Man Charlie Brown as Charlie Brown.

A young man of few words, who some may have considered a serious person, also had a playful sense of humor that surfaced with a sparkle in his eyes that spoke “Who me?” when he delighted in pulling pranks. A brave, inquisitive young man was not only a faithful friend, but also one who would go out of his way to help others no matter how busy life seemed to be.

James is survived by his parents, James and Lori Boyd, his siblings, Rebecca, Ashley, Brian and his wife Megan, and Jana and her husband Domingo, his six nieces and nephews, his grandmothers, Irene Boyd and Jacqueline Edgley, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family invites your support of Christian Youth Theater (www.CYTphoenix.org) and Rosie’s House (www.rosieshouse.org) as organizations where donations may be given in memory of James Alexander Boyd II.


Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M., Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.  Funeral Service will be at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Christ Church Lutheran, 3901 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.




Condolences for the family of “BOYD, JAMES ALEXANDER II”

Condolence from Cathy Weir on October 8th, 2015 2:51 pm

My heart is breaking for you. With my deepest sympathy.



Condolence from Rich and Elaine Barber on October 8th, 2015 3:08 pm

Jim, Lori, Rebecca and all the family – we are so sorry to have been informed of the loss of James. He was always polite, considerate and helpful in all my interactions with him at Christ Church (church, kitchen, and summer camp) and at Valley Lutheran. At times, he was the only individual who could reach items on the top shelf and gladly retrieve items for me with a smile. Our prayers are with all of you

Condolence from Penni Eagan on October 8th, 2015 5:12 pm

Jim, Lori and Family,

Words are so empty to express how sorry and how deeply we feel for you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you, console you, protect you and heal you in His tender loving arms as only He can.

Love, Prayers and More Love,

Penni and John Eagan

Condolence from Terri McColman on October 8th, 2015 9:10 pm

Deeply saddened, prayers for the Edgley family from Canada. Your in our hearts today.

Condolence from Shelly Ryan on October 8th, 2015 9:19 pm

Oh my sweet friends! I am beyond heart broken! You are in my prayers for peace and comfort. I can’t begin to comprehend your grief and sadness. The Lord knows our hearts and I know He’s holding him close! I know He is also holding all of you in this time of sorrow. Sending lots of love and hugs your way! All my love, Shelly

Condolence from Gail and Rich Dacey on October 8th, 2015 9:38 pm

Jim and Lori and family… it is with heavy heart and deep sadness to have read your news of your son. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Jud and Gay Williams on October 9th, 2015 6:02 am

We want you to know what a gift it has been to watch James grow into the young man he became. He was so talented in theatre and seemed a man beyond his years. He was the older brother to Alexa she always wanted. He will always be in our hearts and minds. Much love, Gay and Jud

Condolence from Sharon Thompson on October 9th, 2015 8:30 am

Lori, Becca and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything i can do, please let me know.

Condolence from Julie Hall on October 9th, 2015 10:57 am

Lori & Jim
Such a difficult task of trying to understand and learn how to survive such a tragic loss
Believing in the LORD and allowing Him to take over totally, carrying us thru is our only resolution.

Believe that our LORD was in need of another Angel and your dear son was chosen to
fill that need.

Thank you Lori for sharing with us. I am here if I can be of any help.

Blessings, Julie Hall

Condolence from Cornelius and Joyce Anderson on October 9th, 2015 11:24 am

Hello Lori, I and my wife are profoundly sorry for your loss, we to have recently lost a love one this year and it’s always hard to let go of the memories. I trust that the Lord has embraced your son because of his grace and your love for him. We will pray for you and your family. My God richly bless and comfort you heart.

Condolence from Linda Gushura on October 9th, 2015 12:14 pm

Lori and family, so sorry for your loss. James sounds like a remarkable young man whom you can be proud of. God gifted him with many talents and abilities. May God comfort you and keep His arms around you.

Condolence from Faith Keeler on October 9th, 2015 4:36 pm

My dear Lori and family…you’ve been constantly in our prayers and on our hearts since the news reached us of Jame’s passing. So glad that NOTHING can separate us from the Love of God in Christ Jesus. All the same, your grieving must be profound.
Wrapping our arms around you…and weeping too.

Condolence from Vasa Spurling on October 10th, 2015 6:53 am


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord comfort you and your loved ones in this difficult time.

Condolence from Natalie Collins and Steven Pitt on October 10th, 2015 10:56 am

Jim, There are no words. We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Natalie & Steve

Condolence from Annette Michalovich on October 10th, 2015 7:13 pm

My dearest Lori and Jim
We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful son….I am at a complete loss for words, I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling at this time. I once heard in a movie “do not be angry or saddened by your loss, but be thankful for the time you had” Those words got me through many hard days after the passing of my sister. We will be praying that the Lord will comfort you and carry you through this difficult time and times to come. Although we are not there to celebrate James life, we are there in heart and spirit. We have many found memories of our weeks at Family Camp.
We love you dearly,
Annette, Mike and Jake

Condolence from Victoria Longfellow and Terry Wong on October 11th, 2015 10:41 am

Jim and Lori,

We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and I know that your son is in God’s arms and at peace. Our hearts go out to you all.

Victoria and Terry

Condolence from Dennis Hogan and Family on October 11th, 2015 5:08 pm

Our prayers are with the family and friends of James. Remember that God has a plan and while we may never understand God’s plans while we are on Earth, they will be revealed to us in Heaven. God’s speed in the healing process.

With Much Love,

Dennis Hogan and Family

Condolence from Phyllis Reuss and Stuart Posner on October 11th, 2015 9:34 pm

Our hearts go out to you at this time of family tragedy. We send you our deepest condolences and our prayers as you grieve this terrible loss of life. May the Lord be with you and grant you peace and solace.
LOVE to you all, Phyllis and Stuart

Condolence from Lori Hayden-Boyd on November 17th, 2016 1:53 pm


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