Vluvoize “Jo” Watson Boynton
September 30, 1922 – December 11, 2021
Oneonta, Alabama –
Vluvoize (Jo) Watson Boynton, passed away on December 11, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born in Sylvester, Georgia on September 30, 1922, to Jesse Green Watson and Ocie Mae Bettison. She was educated in schools in Georgia and continued her education for the rest of her life. She raised her family as a stay-at-home mom. When the last child left for college, she began a career with the Billy Graham Association which spanned 35 years, the last 10 years with Leighton Ford Ministries, where she transcribed articles, edited books, sermons , and Leighton Ford TV News Feature at the WSOC.
Jo was a member of the Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC for many years, where she was a deacon emeritus, taught Sunday school classes and monthly Bible study for WMU, served on numerous committees and has been a speaker for Christian women’s groups. She and her husband have done missionary work for the Southern Baptist Convention and world evangelism in China, Africa, Australia, England, New Zealand, and across the United States. At the time of her death, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oneonta, AL where she was residing with her daughter, Anne.
Jo was a life member of Cedarwood Country Club where she enjoyed bridge, friends and golf – she had a hole in one at 70. She played the violin with the Queen’s College Orchestra and its church.
Jo was predeceased by her husband, Charles Stephen Boynton, Jr. after 55 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her parents and seven siblings; one son, Charles Stephen Boynton, III; and a beloved stepson, Dr. Charles Payton. She is survived by three children, Anne Boynton Payton, Mark Stephen Boynton (Sue) and Karen Boynton Ott (Judge John). Small children; Rachel Payton Latta (Ritchie), Charles Aubrey Payton, III., Mark Stephen Boynton, Jr. (Julie), Christie Boynton Hansen (Jake) and Abby Boynton Ott. Great grandchildren; Jaclyn (Travis), Payton, Taylor, Adelaide, Trey, Ella, Myles, Beckham, Collins, Parker and Harris.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at any Baptist church. Jo’s favorite Bible verses were Isaiah 26: 3 and Isaiah 41:10. There will be a funeral service at Crowne Hill Cemetery in Albany, Georgia.
Posted by Charlotte Observer on December 19, 2021.