Just before 8 a.m. this morning Carlet Boyd took his wife to work at the Shepherd Sonic just a few miles from his Myrtie Road home. When he left his little girl Carleica was still asleep in his bed. HIs six-year-old son and 10-year-old son were both up along with a 10-year-old friend of theirs when they smelled smoke. It got so heavy that they were forced to jump out a window.

At the Sonic a friend advised him their home was on fire at which point he immediately returned home to find the Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department attempting to get the single wide mobile home fire under control. The entire mobile home had flames raging out of control.

When it was finished little Carleica was found inside deceased.

Boyd moved to the area four years ago. He has been working in Livingston for the water department. His wife at the local sonic. The home was just short of being paid off. They brought their children out of North Houston to Shepherd for a better life.  On January 11, 2010 they lost another daughter to a lengthy illness.

Neighbors stopped by to drop clothes off for the children as Boyd thought about his lost baby who was a student at Shepherd Primary. Now they need to make decisions on where to live, how o replace things and how to fund their child’s funeral.

Mark Hogan, the San Jacinto County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause which is to early to determine. Jimmy William’s, Montgomery County Fire Marshal also sent one of his staff to assist. The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office was also notified.

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  1. kjburleson

    Sunday morning the Boyd family tragically lost their 8 year old daughter, Carlecia in a house fire. They also lost their home and all contents. The showing of love support from our community has been overwhelming. Everyone is asking “What can I do to help?”

    The immediate need is monetary donations to cover funeral and living expenses. An account has been set up at First State Bank in Shepherd. The account number for the Boyd Family Benefit is 4009700.

    Donations of gently used clothing can be dropped off at Shepherd Intermediate. The sizes are as follows:

    Boys- Jeans 7 slim, shirt 7/8, shoe size 2 (kindergarten)

    Boys –Jeans 12, shirt youth large, shoe 6 (5th grade)

    Women’s- Jean 16W, shirt XL, shoe 9

    Men’s- Jean 34X32, shirt XL, shoe 10

    At this time, we are asking that household items and furniture be held until the Boyd family locates a new home or a place to store them. All donations are greatly appreciated and needed.

  2. fireman1580

    Update on sizes for Boyd Family: *Boy – jeans 7 slim, shirt 7/8, shoe size 2 (kindergarten)*Boy – jeans 12, shirt youth large, shoe 6 (5th grd) *mom-womens jean 16W, shirt XL, shoe 9 *dad-jeans 34 x 32, shirt XL, shoe 10
    Boyd Family needs: monetary donations are needed to help with funeral and living expenses. Donations can be made at …First State Bank in Shepherd, Act# 4009700
    Boyd Family Needs: At this time the school is asking that household items & furniture be held until the family locates a new home or a place to store them. All donations are greatly appreciated and needed. For more info; call Sheila Richardson @ 936-628-1584

  3. Future Texan

    This happened TODAY, and he is talking about the tragedy as though he were discussing the weather?! There is something not right about this.

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