Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soul(s). Matthew 11:28-29 Benjamin Lee “Benny” Floyd was born to the late Deacon and Mrs. Isaac Roosevelt (Bessie Sessions) Floyd, Sr. on November 14, 1945, in the Toddville Community of Conway, South Carolina. “Benny”, as he was fondly called by all his family and friends, earned his heavenly wings at 9:45am on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family just the way he wanted to transition. Benny was educated in the Horry County public school system. He shared many interesting and entertaining stories about his childhood in Toddville and about his life and work in and around Horry County. He was an excellent storyteller! After leaving Toddville and moving into the city of Conway Benny met a beautiful young lady and fell in love. On January 13, 1973, Benny was joined in holy matrimony to Miss Doris Ann Carter. The two moved to the city of Myrtle Beach and began their new life together. They worked hard and made lots of new friends, and their family grew with the addition of two children. Benny’s marriage to Doris lasted for 15 years, then unfortunately it ended in divorce. However, the two always remained very closely connected and continued to raise their family together. Benny was an outstanding and very involved father and grandfather. Upon moving to Myrtle Beach, Benny secured employment with several locally owned businesses as a maintenance man using his gift for repairing and cleaning everything that he laid his hands to. He worked for many years in food service at Dino’s House of Pancakes and Preston’s Seafood and Country Buffet under the ownership of Ms. Jane McMichael. Benny was always faithful to his work and very meticulous about whatever job or task he was called to do; even in his home. Benny was liked by all people who worked with him and was a mentor to many young people who he worked with and who lived in his neighborhoods. He was always apt to teach or train people in the many skills he knew. Benny was always very interested in cars and trucks, and he could always identify the many makes and models of automobiles by their year just by sight. He was an AMAZING man! Benny was deeply loved and respected by his family and his many friends and acquaintances. He leaves to cherish many fond memories, his former wife: Ms. Doris C. Floyd, Myrtle Beach, SC; three children: Aprelle (Stephen) Brown, Conway, SC; Benjamin (Kelli) Floyd, II, Myrtle Beach, SC; and Tarra Anderson Gause, Conway, SC; 6 Grandchildren: Jonathan Brown (Amoni Clark), Jacksonville, FL; Jonica Brown, Conway, SC; Benjamin “BJ” Floyd, III, Evan Floyd, Namir Floyd (all of Myrtle Beach, SC); and Brandon Gause, Conway, SC; 1 Greatgranddaughter: Aubrey Brown, Jacksonville, FL. Benny also leaves to cherish many fond memories, step-mother Alene Floyd, Conway, SC; three sisters: Helen Bromell, Hamden, CT; Frances Vernon, Lawton, OK; and Dianne Floyd, Conway, SC; and one brother: Rev. Henry Glenn (Elouise) Floyd, Sr., Norwalk, CT; several sisters-in-law and brothers-nlaw: Sadie Mae Carter, Myrtle Beach, SC and Addie Mae Bellamy, North Myrtle Beach, SC; Frank (Daphne) Carter and George (Audrey) Carter all of Baltimore, MD. Benny was loved immensely. He will be sorely missed and delightfully remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances.
The Viewing will be held Monday, April 10, 2023 at Latimer's Funeral Home 2-6PM.
The Funeral will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Friendship MBC 12PM
Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery.
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