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October 12, 1941 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
Katie Floyd passed away at her home on Saturday October 21, 2023. She was 82 years old. Katie was born on October 12, 1941, in Loris, South Carolina to Laneau Brunson and Estella Clark Floyd. She was educated in the Horry County Schools after which she attended Morris College. Katie was employed at the United States Postal Service where she retired from after a long and dedicated career. Katie was an avid traveler and during her illustrious life, she was able to journey to some of the most far-reaching places in the world. Her travels took her to Hawaii, Kenya, South Africa, California, and Mexico City. In a 1976 article Katie had written for her church’s newsletter about her trip to Mexico City, she expressed her desire to visit Jerusalem. Over 35 years later, that dream came true, when she went on a tour of Israel and The Holy Land and walked in the footsteps of Jesus on the Via Dolorosa. Katie was an avid gardener, and her green thumb was known and appreciated by many who loved plants. She also enjoyed interior design, often perusing obscure shops and websites for that exact fabric or accessory to compliment a hanging picture or room color. Her chocolate cake was legendary and has been considered by many, the best chocolate cake they have ever eaten. Katie loved the Lord. She was a devoted and faithful member, deaconess, and Sunday school teacher of Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, New Jersey. Upon moving to Conway, South Carolina, Kate became a member of Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church where she attended faithfully and gave of her time tirelessly. Katie's life was guided by Christian service and giving. She was a lifetime member of the NAACP and was a grassroots financial contributor to the National Museum of African American History and Culture's efforts to secure $250 million of initial funding. Katie adored her nieces and nephews in a way that cannot be described, and in return, they thought the world of her. She supported them in any way that she could. Katie especially loved giving financial support to her college students, in an effort to give them determination in their academic endeavors. They are all forever grateful for her financial generosity and kindness. Katie was preceded in death by her parents, Laneau and Estella Floyd, and her sister, Meekie Faye Floyd. She leaves behind to honor her memory, husband of 42 years, Richard Parker; four siblings, Marlene F. Hopkins (Reverend Henry), Jack W. Floyd (Irene), Reverend John D. Floyd (Cynthia), Brenda Floyd; stepson Ritchie Parker (ArClethia); three grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, who she claimed as her own, who loved and revered her to the end.
No public viewing at Funeral Home.
The Funeral will be held Saturday Oct. 28, 2023 at Cherryhill MBC 11AM.
Burial to follow in Silent Grove Cemetery in Finklea, SC.