Ms. April Renee Loyd, age 41, of Montgomery County, died Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah after a sudden illness. She was a native of South Carolina, growing up in Columbia, SC; and moved to Montgomery County in 1996. She was a 1997 graduate of Montgomery County High School and played the saxophone. She worked at Georgia Department of Corrections in Reidsville as a corrections officer, Claxton Poultry as a bookkeeper, and at AmericInn in Vidalia. She attended Uvalda Church of God. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ollie and Agnes Loyd and maternal grandfather, H.L. “Red” Walker, and an uncle, Henry Walker.
Survivors include three children, Marlys L. Harter and husband Greg of Montgomery County, Dalton Horton of Dublin, and Jada Bloodworth of Hazlehurst; her mother, Diann Walker Clark of Montgomery County; her father, Frank Loyd, Sr. and wife Glenda of Leesville, South Carolina; one brother Frank Loyd, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Cedar Crossing; maternal grandmother Helen Bailey Walker of Montgomery County; two grandchildren Pasileigh and Adaleigh Harter of Montgomery County.
The graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, March 27th, at 3:00 p.m. at Ferguson Cemetery with Pastor Alvin Merritt, Pastor Jeremy Deloach and Reverend Frank Barfield officiating. There will be an opportunity for family and friends to pay their respects on Friday 26th, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Uvalda Church of God, P.O. Box 296, Uvalda, GA 30473.
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