George Perry Floyd Jr. was born October 14, 1974 in Fayetteville, NC. He departed this life Monday, May 25, 2020 at 9:25 p.m. in Minneapolis, MN pleading for his life “I can’t breathe” by the knee of law enforcement.
“Perry Jr.” aka “Big Floyd” was born to the late George Perry and Larcenia Jones Floyd. Preceded in death by grandparents: Neal and Argether Floyd and Laura Jones. George Floyd Jr. was raised in Houston, Texas, where he received his education. He attended Yates High School, where he played on the basketball and football teams. Floyd was a star tight end for Yates, helping them to the 1992 state championship final game. George earned the name “gentle giant” for his quiet personality and beautiful spirit towards everyone.
George was embracing a fresh start on life in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he worked as Security Support for the Salvation Army and Congo Latin Bistro. George enjoyed spending time with family and friends where he was known for brightening the room with his contagious laughter and broad smile. He could always find the good in every situation that presented itself to him. George found a passion in bringing about change in communities by supporting the good work of everyone such that they can reach their fullest potential. “I’m fuh ya” is a well known coined phrase used by George to express his agreement and understanding of the topic being discussed. George was a devoted son, brother, father, and friend to many. He will forever be remembered for uniting the country to develop and bring about change.
George Jr. leaves to cherish his memories: children: Tangie, Gianna, and Tyson of Houston, TX; stepmother: Evangelist Ruby Floyd; sisters: Zsa-Zsa Floyd and LaTonya Floyd both of Houston, TX and Bridgett Floyd of Fayetteville, NC; stepsisters: Camisha Carter and Constance Carter both of Fayetteville, NC; brothers: Terrance Floyd of Brooklyn, NY; Philonise Floyd and Rodney Floyd both of Houston, TX; stepbrothers: Deldrick Carter and Adrian Carter both of Fayetteville, NC; aunts: Evelyn Simmons of Clinton, NC, Ella Bannerman of Clinton, NC, Peggy Floyd of Spring Valley, NY, Melvina Gills of Fayetteville, NC, Kathleen McGhee of Houston, TX, Evelyn Dozier of Killeen, TX, Angela Jones of Minneapolis, MN; Mahalia Jones and Willabe Jones both of Goldsboro, NC; uncles: Wendell (Dorothy) Floyd of Autryville, NC, Henry C. (Mary) Floyd of McChesney, IL, William “Roger” (Joyce) Floyd of Raleigh, NC, Ike Floyd of Brooklyn, NY, Selwynn Jones of South Dakota and Carlton Jones of Goldsboro, NC; God-sister: Judy Leach of Fayetteville, NC; special brother: Stephen Jackson “his twin”; and a host nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The "gentle giant" committal will be held in Houston Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
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