Patrice Boyd was a graduate student here at Lipscomb that tragically passed away on Feb. 4. The cause of her death is unknown. 

Boyd was a student of the Educational Leadership Program in the College of Education as well as a member of the second cohort of the Tennessee Transformational Leadership Alliance. 

She both taught English and coached the girls’ basketball team at Haywood County High School in Brownsville, TN. 

President Lowry shared this unfortunate news with Lipscomb students in an email on Feb. 8. 

Lowry spoke with one of Boyd’s professors and noted, “Patrice cared deeply about her students at Haywood County High School and her commitment to her graduate studies at Lipscomb and was recognized for her talents as a teacher, school leader and coach.” 

Through a Facebook post, the City of Brownsville said, “[Boyd] was a beloved community leader, educator, coach, mentor, and so much more. Her energy, heart, and compassion for the children and families of this community were unparalleled. May our community forever reap the seeds of her labor.” 

“In the near future there will be an opportunity for the Lipscomb community to honor Patrice and her family on campus, and we will share more information as plans are finalized,” said Lowry. 

Obviously adored by many, the loss of Patrice Boyd has been felt throughout the Lipscomb community and the city of Brownsville.

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