Geraldine Gaye Boyce, 82 years of age, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Bowers Hospice House after a long illness. Born on April 29, 1935, in Raleigh County, WV, she was the daughter of the late William Felix Tyree and Druice Mae Duncan Tyree.
Geraldine was a loving mother and grandmother who loved her grandchildren; they were the "love of her life." She was a hard worker who instilled that character and those values within her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Charlene Faye Tyree; and six brothers.
She is survived by her six children, Janet Duncan and husband, Davey, of Sophia, WV, Kathy McGraw of Beckley, WV, William Boyce of Beckley, WV, Martina Short and husband, David, of Shady Spring, WV, James Boyce and wife, Samantha, of Oak Hill, WV, and Patty Crawford of Nitro, WV; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; sister, Virginia McVey of McCalla, AL; several nieces and nephews; and many loving family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Davey Duncan, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Garden of the Last Supper in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Serving as pallbearers are Davey Duncan, Sr., Frank Acord, Tommy Davis, Jesse McCoy, James Jarrell and David Short.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Bowers Hospice House-Hospice of Southern West Virginia (456 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV 25801) for their care and compassion they expressed to Geraldine and her family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com. Blue Ridge Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family of Geraldine Gaye Boyce.
Published on February 18, 2018