Dianna L Boyd was born in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Obie Robert and Rosie Lee Smith on June 28, 1955 and departed her earthly home on June 3, 2022.
Dianna moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1990 and attended Mt. Period Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and served on the usher board. She was employed at the Riverside Hospital for 30 years, and Gateway to Better Living for 4 years.
Recently moving back to Youngstown, Ohio, Dianna was a faithful and dedicated member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church where she was a member of the deaconess board and served on the Pastoral anniversary committee.
Dianna is preceded in death by her parents, Obie Robert and Rosie Lee Smith
She leaves to cherish her memory, husband of 5 years James Leonard Boyd; sons, Robert (ShNell McCall) Backus, Dion (Felica Priee) Backus, Aaron (Jahmesa Masson) Backus; stepchildren, Monica (Tyrone) Traylor, Reshauna Telfair, James Telfair, and Isaac Boyd; brothers and sisters, William (Judy) Smith, Robert (Paulett) Smith, Reginald (Rochelle) Smith, Katie (Mark) Murry, Charles (Dee) Gamble, Willowden Gamble; 21 grandchildren; Goddaughter, Sy’Era Azahniah Savage; adopted mother, Margaret Rivers; special sisters, Lovetta Rivers, Jackie Rivers (Richardson); special brother, Michael Rivers and a host of family and friends.