Shirley Boyd Tate

  • Born: June 28, 1939
  • Died: January 28, 2015
  • Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

The J. F. Floyd Mortuary

235 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel. (864) 582-5451

Tribute & Message From The Family

Shirley Boyd Tate, 75, of Spartanburg, SC, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born June 28, 1939, at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC and reared in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Simon Edward and Josephine Dee Limbo Boyd, and wife for 51 years to the late James Ryan "Jimmy" Tate.

A 1957 graduate of Spartanburg High School, Mrs. Tate was a member of Morningside Baptist Church, the Lydia Sunday School Class (now The New Covenant of Joy), the Women's Missionary Union, and former longtime member of Ben Avon Baptist Church. She retired from S. B. Phillips Company and was a member of American Legion Post #28 Auxiliary. She was a former reading tutor at Pine Street Elementary School, a longtime volunteer with Piedmont Area Girl Scouts Council, the Lillie Knox Garden Club, and participated in other community activities.

Survivors include her daughters, Connie Tate Cubitt and her husband Ben of Cumming, GA, and Lisa Tate Moore and her husband Billy of Boiling Springs, SC; four grandchildren, Kalle Ryan Cubitt, Benjamin Aaron Cubitt, Thomas Boyd Cubitt, and Heather Leigh-Ann Moore; sister, Joan Boyd Adair of Spartanburg; and sister-in-law, Nelleen Adair Thackston of Spartanburg. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Bill Adair.

Visitation will be 2:30-3:30 PM Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM, at the Chapel, conducted by Chaplain Cindy Adair Inman, the Rev. Bill (Nathan) Adair, and Dr. John Boyd Adair. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307 with the Rev. Richard King officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 897 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302; or the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.

The family is at their respective homes.

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel


Condolence & Memory Journal

Connie and Lisa I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I have very fond memories of you girls and your mom.

Posted by Ann Wilber Jackson - Moore, SC - Friend   February 03, 2015


Dear Connie and Lisa,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I knew her from the time I was little when she worked with my Daddy, Edgar Huff. In fact your Mom and Dad met at this refrigeration company. My Daddy helped teach your Daddy how to repair appliances.
Minnie Whitt told me last week your Mom wasn't doing well. I saw her at the beauty shop
She's well now and your Daddy and both my parents are all in Heaven. It will be a glorious day when we see them all again.
Much love to you and your Families,
Lynn Huff Henry.

Posted by Lynn Huff Henry - Cowpens, SC - Friend   February 01, 2015

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Shirley. She was a very precious lady. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family.

Posted by Diane Weaver - Spartanburg, SC   January 30, 2015

Dear Connie, Lisa , Joan and family, I was so sorry to hear about Shirley. I just saw her not too long ago when She and Joan brought Nelleen to the doctor. I am not going to be able to attend the service but I want you to know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. She and mama are with the Lord and that is all we need to have peace.

Posted by Joyce mcDaniel - SC   January 29, 2015