Stella Boyd


Stella Uvette Boyd, affectionately known as Monk, 59, left us in the early morning of Thursday September 9, 2021. Stella was born May 25, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio to Norma and Cecil Boyd. The fifth child born of a family six, Stella had no problem finding ways to stand out and set herself apart from her siblings.

Stella’s zest for life, big heart and generous spirit will be remembered with love. To know her was to love her crazy, loud, uncensored, bold, and funny personality. Whether you knew her a lifetime or for a short period of time, she had a way of making you feel welcomed and loved.

The simplest pleasures in life brought Stella great joy. She enjoyed watching movies, gardening, writing, connecting with family and friends and posting on Facebook affectionately known as “her magazine”. Nothing made her happier than a clean house and a glass of Chardonnay.

Stella loved her family unconditionally. She was a doting mother, devoted grandma and GiGi, a loving sister and to her nieces and nephews the world’s greatest Monk Auntie.

Stella is proceeded in death by her parents, Norma and Cecil Boyd; brother, Vincent Boyd; beloved pet, Cutie Pie; uncles, Eugene, Warren, Karl, Ernest, Michael Hairston; aunts, Hazel Dennis, Helen Crump, Shirley Tynes, Martha Ruth Henderson, Peggy Kelly, Carolyn Jackson, and Theresa Stewart.

Stella leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Brooke Boyd; grandchildren, Hailee and Zachary (CeCe) Boyd; great-grandchildren, Zyair and Zoey; bonus grandchildren, Samuel and Solomon; sisters, Cheri and Tresa Boyd; brothers, Michael (Julie) and David (Lisa) Boyd; nieces, Amber, Valencia (Kirk), Whitney (Karle), Cecelia, Erin (Orlando), and Delaney; nephews David (Ashley) and Kendall Boyd; special great-niece, Caylan; great-nieces, Kianna, Amirreya, Daijah, Everly and Ila; great-nephews, Kevin, Kenny, Kavon, Adrian, Orlando Jr, Adian, Dominic, Grayson, Karle Jr, Karson, Karter, and Karlen; special cousin, Shelia Craft; best friend, Karen McLean; bonus family Miguel, Tatiana and Simon; aunt, Patricia Hairston; uncles Herbert Henderson and Walter Stewart; and a host of cousins and friends.

Stella’s life was a blessing, memories of her we will treasure. She was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Friday, September 17, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Union Cemetery.


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Condolence Messages

  1. To the family of Stella Boyd aka Monk, my sincere condolences and prayers are with you ALL. Losing a family member is never easy. I pray for strength and understanding during this time of sorrow. Although I haven’t seen Monk in years, I’ll always remember the good times we had on Jermain Dr. Always and Forever in my Heart ❤

  2. Karen Ilene-Hairston Otuonye

    To the Boyd Family: For all my cousins, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Niece and Friend. I am going to feel this loss with you for a long time. The good word that came from Stella first thing in the morning and the love and prayers she shared every night meant so much to me. In every moment she reminded me, our God is able. I could post anything, and she would respond with a supportive comment. I loved her style. She will be deeply missed.

  3. To the Entire family and friends of one so loved. May you find comfort in knowing that to be absence from the body is presence with the Lord. I met Monk thru her cuz Toy and her smile and spirit were loving and kind, the Entire family were loving and beautiful inside and out at the throne of Grace is peace and comfort

  4. Dana Harden-Freeman

    My condolences to the Boyd family. I remember Stella’s beautiful smile and wonderful spirit. Stella had impeccable taste and was a very understanding person. Rest in Peace.
    Dana Harden-Freeman

  5. from my heart. thank you Stella for everything
    for taking cared of my 2 boys Samuel and Salomon. they will never forget that you where a true Grandma for them will be my job that tje boys will remeber you for ever

    thank you. miguel

  6. Dear Boyd and Hairston cousins,

    Please accept the Goins’ and Wades most sincere condolences.

  7. To the family of Stella “Monk” Boyd I offer my condolences, my prayers are with the family
    Although it’s been a while since I’ve seen Monk, one thing is she was a joy to be around, always had a smile, I remember the times my sister’s and I visiting on Jermain Dr. we had so much fun Love you all, gone but never forgotten!!

  8. To second family growing up,

    Sending you all of the love and healing vibes I can from Montana. I love you guys

    -Courtney, Dalton, Max, and Hunter

  9. I Woke Up With Out You
    My Life Will Never Be The Same
    I’m Hanging Unto Everything
    About You
    Your Eyes
    Your Hands
    Your Skin
    Your Laugh
    More Importantly Your Heart& Soul
    I Thankful For The 41 Years
    To Call You Mom And Friend
    You Truly Have Been A Blessing
    To Myself Children
    So this Is Not Good Bye
    Keep You Constantly In My Mouth
    Legacy Will Live On Through Me
    Your Child
    Now Forever And Always
    I Will Be Loving You Unconditionally ❤️

    • Love You Brooke ♥️

    • Love you also Brooke. Monk was a beautiful person, friend, daughter, cousin, mother…any hat she had to wear, she did so with strength and compassion. She will be missed, but she will always be right within you. Love your extended family, the Smith’s! Mina, Angie, Kathy, Khrista, and Mom (Cassandra).

  10. Ray Anthony Malone

    Hey Stella, I just like hearing this

  11. Ooh My sister Monk
    I don’t have the words to express how great a friend/sister aunt you have been to me, my sisters and children.
    You were my very first best friend (10 yrs old) Linden
    I still can’t believe it!! Sending love to Brooke and the entire family. You are greatly missed! (Angie) ♥️

  12. Sabrena Prince & Aunt Erma and family

    Your smile was contagious and could brighten up any room.
    You were definitely loved and will be truly missed by all.
    Sending out my condolences, prayers thoughts and hugs to the family.

  13. To, the one and only Stella Boyd…. I’ve met you for a moment and your effect rubbed off on me towards your class style and charm. You are definitely a lady in every way. I was so honored to know you! ❤️️ Robert Jackson ((B))

  14. love to the family during difficult time .may God comfort your family

  15. I love you so much Monk and I love you guys for sticking together like a family is suppose too. You will be truly missed
    Love always Renada and the children ❤️❤️❤️

  16. Michelle Wiley Hamlin

    My deepest Condolences to the Family, I always thought Stella was so Beautiful when I was a kid. She always laughed and played with me when I would see her. She was such a Beautiful person inside and out.

  17. Gail D. Brazell

    To the Stella Boyd family,
    My apologies for the late post. Please accept my sincere condolences family and close friends of Stella As a Facebook friend, she was such a blessing, and godly inspiration to me; such a style professional whose writings I truly enjoyed. I will always remember the love and care that emanated from her posts. Please know, she will be surely missed.

  18. Lawrence Henton

    A friend in need is a friend indeed that was Stella Boyd may she rest in heaven, prayers for her family and extended family and friends.

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