NEWPORT NEWS - Frances E. Boyd, 74, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 surrounded by family and friends in her home. She was a lifelong resident of Newport News, Virginia. Frances was a special needs school bus aide with the Newport News Public School System. She had four biological children, yet raised hundreds! Preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Wilbur Lee "Bill" Boyd, Sr.; son, Wilbur Lee "Billy" Boyd, Jr.; and brother, Billy Cassell. Survivors include her daughter, Terri Boyd Sykes and husband, Jay of Newport News; two sons, Jeff Boyd and wife, Janice of Yorktown, Mark Boyd of Newport News; sister, Nancy Brendle and husband, Wayne of Yorktown; six grandchildren Ricky, Mark Allen, Matthew, Brittany, Little Billy, Jordan; four great-grandchildren, Haylee, I'Yonna, Aiden, Edward; and her best friends, Judy, Shirley and Mary. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Peninsula Funeral Home from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, January 10 at Peninsula Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m., with the burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.