FLOYD EDMONDS was born on October 21, 1938, in Halifax County, North Carolina, and was the sixth of the eight children of the late Ransom Edmonds and Beulah Edwards Edmonds. He answered God’s call to eternal rest and peace on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Dayton, Ohio, while recovering from cardio renal complications.
During his early years, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and became a member of the Fidelity Baptist Church in the Summit Community of Littleton, North Carolina. His formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System, and he graduated from the former McIver High School in Littleton, North Carolina, with the class of 1957. He performed very well academically and athletically and was a self-described “Country Boy”. After graduation, he was trained as a Barber and became employed in this field in both Baltimore, Maryland, and the South Bronx of New York.
While in New York, he was united in Holy Matrimony to his hometown sweetheart, Juanita B. Newell, who preceded him in death after forty-six years of marriage. This union was blessed with three devoted sons.
In 1967, Floyd relocated his family to Dayton, Ohio, where he completed an Associate’s Degree at Sinclair Community College. As a member of the IUE-CWA, he established a thirty-year career as a skilled tradesman with General Motors while also raising three sons. In addition, he invested in his wife’s Real Estate firm that eventually achieved a high volume of sales.
Floyd was known for his dynamic sense of humor, his willingness to help others, and his exemplary strength of character which earned him the respect of friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael; and all of his siblings, Percy, Gamaliel, Richard, Godfrey, Frank, Deborah, and Miriam.
Those remaining to forever treasure the precious memory of his life and to share the legacy of his love are his two sons, Alonzo and Matthew; his grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 23, 2018, in the chapel of the funeral home. Rev. John Rooks will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the Edmonds Family Cemetery in Macon, NC. The body will repose at the funeral home on Sunday, July 22, 2018, from 12:00 Noon – 8:30 P.M.