Tolies Boyd Word
1954 - 2020
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Tolies Boyd Word

Dec. 19, 1954 - Nov. 9, 2020

SOUTH BEND, IN -

Tolies Boyd Word, Jr., 65, of South Bend passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Ft. Wayne, IN. He sustained injuries from an accident and never recovered.

Tolies was born December 19, 1954 in Greenfield, TN to the union of the late Tolies and Velma (Sims) Word, Sr. In addition to his parents, Tolies was preceded in death by his son, Tolies Word, III and granddaughter, Ya'nyla. Tolies leaves behind the mother of his children, Anita. Tolies is survived by his daughter, Danielle (Darrel Burton) Word of Mishawaka, IN and son, Marvin (Amarilys) Fernandez of South Bend, IN; grandchildren, Dayonna, Tyonna, Arianna, Deontae, Quinntel, Talisia, Ahmariella, Kyla, Niko, and Kayden Fernandez; five great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Shardae Word, sister-in-law, Denise (Levon), brother-in-law, Earl (Debra), special niece, Alexis; cousins, Dennis, Barbara, Billy, and Carolyn; and his special friends, Gerald, Fonzo, Susan and Todd, Gary, Ralph, and boss Jim Beyers.

Tolies was employed by the South Bend Park Department for 47 years. He enjoyed his job and his co-workers. Thanks to the Park Department and all his co-workers for all they did for him. His hobbies were working on cars, going to car shows, drag strips, and drinking beer. Thanks to Hospice, Parkview Regional Medical Center, and Parkview Hospital Randallia in Ft. Wayne, IN. Respecting my Dad's wishes, there will be no funeral service. He was cremated. Rest in peace, Dad ‘til we meet again.


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Published in South Bend Tribune on Nov. 20, 2020.
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November 25, 2020
Man I gonna miss him. His son was the love of my life my best friend my everything. I miss the both of them Big T was a great man always smiling.
Lawanna Phillips
Neighbor
November 23, 2020
Praying for the family love always big T
Lisa Ellis
Family
November 21, 2020
❤❤ I would just like to give my condolences to the family and to Danielle word and say your agreement this person and may God stand with you I am so glad that he is no longer in pain or suffering and may he go and be happy and rejoice in the hands of the Lord along with his son
Johnell Lewis
Family
November 21, 2020
My brother Gary and I have known Toiles since we were 4 or 5 years old. We called him "Talas" for all of his life. He was a great friend and was always good for a laugh. I moved away, but my brother saw him regularly. "Talas" you will be missed by all who knew you. Rest in Power.
Sherriel Heard
Friend
November 20, 2020
Hey pops I swear I miss you pulling up on you and hearing you call me daughter. You watched me grow up from a little girl to becoming your daughter in law. I know my hubby was happy to see you when you entered those gates. Give him a huge hug from me I miss and love you. Rest well Pops
Shardae Word
Family
November 20, 2020
Tolies rest in peace.
Robin Guyton
Friend
November 20, 2020
Good good man tolies you gong to be missd
Ronish
Friend
November 20, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Karmen Duke
Friend
November 20, 2020
You will be missed deeply/I'am proud to have known you! My condolences to the family................
levon dickens
Friend
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