Amie Boyd Marks passed away peacefully on March 4, 2024, at the age of 92. She was born on November 1, 1931, to Kate Frierson Boyd and Thomas Franklin Boyd in Shelbyville, Tennessee. She was the only child to loving and adoring parents. She attended local schools in Shelbyville and graduated from Ward Belmont in Nashville prior to attending Vanderbilt University.

Amie was a devoted mother of four children. She overcame the challenges of being a Navy wife and later a single mother. She always prioritized her family and instilled in them the values of hard work, commitment, and the importance of having a good time.

Amie was a beloved figure in the American Saddle Bred and Tennessee Walking Horse community. She was an avid horsewoman and a World Grand Champion Equestrian. Amie was a founding member and director of the Bedford County Humane Association. She was a committee member of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and served as secretary of the Alabama Horseman’s Association. A few of Amie’s other accomplishments include secretary of the Mountain Brook Little League Association and a member of the Colonial Dames XVII Century for more than 25 years.

She was adored by all. "Queen" as her grandchildren called her, liked to have fun. Her laughter lit up any room she entered, and she loved to hold court. With a love for her family and friends, Amie, excelled in supporting everyone in her sphere through their many passions and adventures. She was always available to help anyone who was down on their luck with warmth and kindness. Her headstone says it all, "Gone to the Big Horse Show in the Sky”. She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Amie is survived by four children, David (Bess) Shapard Marks III, Franklin (Cindi) Boyd Marks, Allan Wood Marks, and Amie Lee Marks, four grandchildren David (Raven) Shapard Marks IV, Kate (Chris) Marks Hines, Robinson (Ashley) Swift Marks, Christopher Boyd Marks and six great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel on Friday, March 8 at 5PM. The funeral will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 11AM at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Bedford County Humane Association.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.