Elizabeth Mount Loyd was born March 23, 1929, from the union of Sanders and Margaret Mount in Plaquemine Parish, Louisiana.
The Mount family relocated to Denham Springs, Louisiana when Lizzie and her siblings were young. She grew up in Livingston Parish and attended school there. She was baptized in the Baptist faith at a very young age and was a faithful member of Mount Hope Baptist Church in Denham Springs.
Elizabeth was joined in holy matrimony to Theodore Roosevelt Loyd on March 29, 1946. From this union, two children were born, son Rubin Honor and daughter, Geraldine Loyd. The Loyd parents worked hard to raise their family in Denham Springs. Theodore served time in the US Navy while Elizabeth (Lizzie) worked in local cafes and later as a domestic worker.
In August 1967, the Loyd family started a new journey together and moved to Seattle, Washington. Lizzie found employment at the Olympic Hotel (now called the Fairmount Olympic Hotel) and later was employed at Swedish Hospital.
Lizzie enjoyed spending time with her family and loved to travel back home to Louisiana to share precious time with her sisters and brothers along with all her other family members and friends. Lizzie befriended strangers and made everyone around her feel loved. She had a very loving spirit and was a strong woman who demonstrated an unwavering faith in God. Her favorite song was “Jesus Is On the Main Line.” It’s the song that gave her strength to make it through the tough times and helped get her through personal challenges.
On Thursday, July 29th, after a lengthy illness, Lizzie received her wings while surrounded at home by her loving family. She leaves to cherish her precious memories Son, Rubin (Sue) Loyd, daughter, Geraldine Loyd; grandchildren, Bruce Loyd, Antionette Loyd, Marcus Ward, Makessa (Marcus) Jackson, Janaea Loyd, De’Mysha Loyd, DeMyla Loyd; great-grandchildren, Marcus Jackson II, Jayden Jackson, Malia Jackson, Emon Conley, Noah Loyd-Branch and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Loyd, mother, Margaret Mount, father, Sanders Mount, three Brothers, Joe Washington, Edmond Washington and Willie Washington; four sisters, Anita Dent, Enurla “Teddy” Donahue, Gertrude E. Mount and Alida Donahue. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.
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