Myrtis Louis Boatwright

Myrtis Louis Boatwright

BLACKVILLE - A chapel service for Mrs. Myrtis Louis Boatwright of Blackville, South Carolina, was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home, 756 Allen Street, Barnwell, South Carolina. Social distancing and other guidelines were in place.

Myrtis Louis Boatwright was born in Barnwell County on July 17, 1965. She was a daughter of the late Roseatt Williams and Spencer Braxton Sr. Myrtis transitioned from this life on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

At an early age, Myrtis was baptized as a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Blackville, South Carolina. In later years, Myrtis joined the Frost Branch Baptist Church, Elko, South Carolina. Myrtis was educated in the Macedonia School System of Blackville, South Carolina.

She was joined in holy matrimony to Richard Boatwright in 1983.

As a child, Myrtis enjoyed spending time with her older siblings and learning to cook from her grandmother. As she got older, Myrtis continued with her love of cooking and began to braid hair. Although Myrtis had her life struggles, she enjoyed attending church, and maintained a personal relationship with the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her son, Anthony Boatwright, two brothers and two sisters.

Myrtis leaves to cherish her loving memories: husband – Richard Boatwright of Blackville, S.C.; four sons – Timothy Williams Sr. of Blackville, S.C., Richard Williams of Williston, S.C., Elliott Williams of Blackville, S.C. and Davon Lynn of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three daughters – Beatrice Williams of Blythewood, S.C., Aundrea Wallace of Orlando, Fla. and Mary James of Williston, S.C.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers – James Williams (Edna) of Jacksonville, Fla. and Spencer Braxton Jr. (Eartha) of Blackville, S.C.; two sisters – Addie Felder of Williston, S.C. and Onnie Braxton of Blackville, S.C.; goddaughter – Carolyn Ferguson of Williston, S.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home of Barnwell was in charge of arrangements.


The People-Sentinel 5/04/22