A Life Full of Happiness

Date of BirthAugust 07, 1934

Elbert Floyd Obituary

Date of BirthAugust 07, 1934

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Date of PassingMay 04, 2022

Elbert Floyd Obituary

from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of BirthAugust 07, 1934

Elbert Floyd Obituary

Date of BirthAugust 07, 1934

171 Views

Date of PassingMay 04, 2022

Elbert Floyd Obituary

from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


A Life Full of Happiness

With profound sadness we announce Elbert Floyd, 87, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 04, 2022 after a sudden severe illness .

Elbert was born on August 07, 1934. As a boy in Rocky Mount, NC grew up with his brothers , sisters and his mother , Pearlie. He attended Booker T Washington High School where he spent most of his time playing on their football team. There he met the love of his life Frances . Shortly after graduation , the two would marry and not long after that, Frances would become pregnant with their first child .

After work one day , he brought a one-way ticket for him and his expecting wife to Philadelphia, Pa. He only had thirteen dollars left to spare . After 2 weeks , he found a job at Container Corp, working there for 30 years . Elbert and Frances would go on to raise 3 children and 1 grandchild in theie lifelong home while caring for them unconditionally. He later began working at The Inquirer while Frances worked for the School District . They both happily retired after 30 more years . They would spend the rest of their lives together becoming a staple in the community. Being known by all for their politeness and kind heartedness.

The story of Elbert's migration says alot about the caliber of man he was . He was selfless and often put others before himself. He never asked anyone for anything and didn't believe in debts of any kind. He was the most generous, respectful , and peaceful person one could know.

His personality was filled with beloved qualities. He loved his steak sandwich from Geno's or his own homemade tripe. With his rock stomach , whenever he cooked it became a guessing game for the family of "What's in the Dish ?" . Being a talker, he enjoyed telling you a joke he may have heard years ago, with his laugh being heard around the world . He was rarely seen without a piece of Eagles apparel to showcase his love for sports and could always be found watching "Bonanza" or a similar western tv show. Elbert read the newspaper daily and stood firm on his opinions about current events and human nature. Opinions he took great pleasure in voicing.

He was a strong , proud , honest man . A man of his word . A man that believed in always doing the right thing and turning the other cheek whenever possible. A moral code he instilled in all his children.

Elbert was a one of a kind person with a spirit that was adored by everyone that crossed his path.

He is preceded in death by his amazing wife Frances. A beacon of light lost in December of 2020 .

He is survived by his two daughters Janice and Joann, his son Gregory and grandson Hamid; as well as a host of nieces , nephews, cousins and extended family.

They both were greatly loved and will be missed.

A memorial service was held May 14th , 2022 at Westminister Cemetery .

May they rest in Paradise.

This obituary is administered by:
~ Hamid Floyd ~

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