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Julie Mae Baily Boyd

(WEDOWEE) Julie Mae Baily Boyd, the daughter of the late Herman Baily and the late Jessie Mae Wright Baily, died July 4, 2023, in Lineville at the age of 72.

Julie was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Wedowee and resided as a life-long resident of Randolph County.

Julie earned a living as a seamstress, working with the Lamar Manufacturing Company, of Bowdon, Ga. for more than 12 years.

Julie was known for her delicious soul food and barbecue; Julie and her late husband, James followed their dreams and opened the “Big M” Barbecue restaurant which was a prosperous enterprise. She had a heart for her family and friends. She opened the doors of her home to foster children who she raised as her own. Julie lived her life as a Christian and joined Antioch Baptist Church.

Julie was preceded in death by her husband, James Aaron Boyd; her parents; a sister, Ruby Lois Houston; and her oldest grandson, Aaron Deran Boyd.

Julie’s legacy of love and kindness with be remembered by her children; five daughters: Jessie Angel (Eddie), Mary Thurman, Stacy Boyd (Willie Battle) all of Wedowee; and Kimberly Ann Houston of Childersburg; four sons: Steven Boyd (Valerie) of Rome, Ga., Randy Boyd, Rodrecus Houston, all of Wedowee; and Quartisa Houston of Ashland; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a special aunt, Mary Martin of Dayton, Ohio; a special niece, Ruby Ann Hicks of Roanoke; a devoted friend Queen Ethel Wright (David) of Wedowee; a loving cousin, Robert Bailey of Wedowee; and finally but not least — a host of relatives and family who wil lalways remember Julia in their hearts.