Dr. Ezra Clay-Kelly Boyd

Covington, Louisiana


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Dr. Ezra Clay-Kelly Boyd, PhD passed away in Mandeville, La on the morning of Sunday July 2nd, 2017. He was 40 years old. Dr. Boyd leaves behind his life partner of 11 years, Amy Adams-Thompson and her two children, Adam and Anna whom Ezra helped raise, his mother Janet Waggoner Boyd, two...

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John 16:22,"So you also, now you have grief; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy." I am so sorry for your loss. Take comfort in this assured promise and hold on to your memories of Dr. Ezra until you see him again. Shelly R.

To know Ezra was to become a better person. What a tremendous loss. We love you and you will always be in our hearts.

To all who loved Ezra. For his family and friends who respected and appreciated the uniqueness that Ezra shared, the loss is tremendous. I would like to tell a story of Standing Rock. One of many rescue and important maps that Ezra helped us with.
In the heat of the Standing Rock standoff with DAPL, President Obama, put a moratorium on drilling 20 miles on either side of the Lake Oahe. A few of the strategists and drone operators from SR asked for a map with the GPS coordinates...

I can say that Ezra was one of those people that was always kind and gracious. A brilliant scientist, loving husband, father, son and friend. We will all miss you Ezra. ...so sorry you had to leave us so soon.

Sincere condolences to Ezra's family. Ezra was a geographer who always found time to help the community. He was always kind to our students at the University of New Orleans and willing to share ideas and leg work whenever there was a project going on. Whenever I got to see him on fieldtrips or just visiting campus, we always had wonderful conversations on the state of the world. His depth and breadth of understanding of issues around us will be missed. I am very sorry to hear of his...