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Floyd Fuqua,Cleveland- Floyd Edgar Fuqua, Jr. age 86 of Cleveland passed away Sunday September 1, 2013 at the Joy Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cleveland.
Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday September 3, 2013 at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Drew City Cemetery. Reverend Jimmy Breland and Milton Byrd will officiate the service.
Mr. Fuqua was born April 4, 1927 to Floyd Edgar, Sr. and Myrtle Fuqua in Memphis, TN. He graduated from Drew High School and attended Delta State University. He enlisted in the US Navy from 1946-1947 where he was stationed in Hawaii and worked in the postal service. On August 25, 1947 he married Jacqueline B. Fuqua. He and his family made their home in Rosedale for many years.
Floyd was a former tool and dye technician for Alabama Metal Products in Rosedale. He retired in 1991 from the Bolivar County Sheriff Department were he had been the Jail Administrator. After his retirement he and Jacqueline moved to Cleveland. He worked as a greeter and garden specialist for Wal-Mart. Floyd was also a former security guard for Dixie Tobacco Company in Shaw.
While living in Rosedale he was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge 463 and The Order of Eastern Star where he served as Worthy Patron. He was currently a Member of First Baptist Church Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Jacqueline Dawn Fuqua, Grandson, James Wesley "Wes" Fuqua, two sisters and one brother.
He is survived by wife of 66 years Jacqueline "Jackie" B. Fuqua of Cleveland, MS, daughter Paula F. (Mike) Thompson of Gunnison, MS, son Floyd "Ed" Edgar (Shelia) Fuqua, III of Clarksdale, MS, daughter Paige F. Steen of Jackson. Four grandchildren Michael "Mat" Thompson, III, of Austin, TX, Dawn Thompson of Jackson, MS, Floyd Edgar "Chip" (Amy) Fuqua, IV of Birmingham, AL and Georgia J. Steen of Birmingham, AL. Three great grandchildren; Liam Thompson of Austin, TX, Marcus Thompson of Austin, TX and Floyd "Edgar" Fuqua, V of Birmingham, AL. He also leaves his canine companion "Dottie".
Pallbearers are Michael "Mat" Thompson, III, Floyd Edgar "Chip" Fuqua, Kenny Carpenter, Floyd Arbuckle, Randy Hales and William Carpenter.
Honorary pallbearers are Julius Gainspoletti, James Lunford and Mike Thompson
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Cleveland 101 N. Bolivar Ave Cleveland, MS 38732 or The Baptist Children Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton MS 39060-0027.
My deepest condolences to the Fuqua family at this sad time. It is my hope that you gain comfort and support from family and friends during your time of sorrow. I would like to share a scripture that may be of comfort to you at John 5: 28, 29, " Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgement."
A. Hall - September 06, 2013 at 05:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Ms.Jackie, So sorry to hear about Mr Floyd. You two are VERY special people to me and I will never forget you. I have so many good memories of Mr. Floyd that I cherish. He was a very special friend and I will truly miss him. Take care of yourself and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
JACKE MORRIS - September 04, 2013 at 04:46 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Hey Ed, Shelia, Chip, Amy, Edgar ... and all of the Fuqua family - I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear that your dad / granddad left this temporary world Sunday. I know you guys will miss him greatly. Just remember on the sad days to let the tears and emptiness be replaced by all your fond memories, and let them hold a special place in your hearts and minds forever. He was the epitome of "life" if ever there was one! I always loved hearing Ed's "Dad" stories at work all those years at Infolab in Clarksdale! Take care of yourselves and each other. I will add all of you to my prayer list. In the meantime, let me know if I can do anything to help. Margaret
Margaret Burris - September 03, 2013 at 04:40 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Jackie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your husband and father's passing. Know that I am thinking of your during this difficult time. Janie (Jimmie Tidwell's niece and Rosebud's daughter)
Janie Givens Miller - September 03, 2013 at 03:32 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Jackie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your husband and father's passing. Know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time. Janie (Jimmie Tidwell's neice and Rosebud's daughter)
Janie Givens Miller - September 03, 2013 at 03:31 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
To all of the Fuqua family members, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Ed's passing. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Melody McCreary Stafford - September 03, 2013 at 11:07 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Dear Fuqua Family, When I read of Floyd's death, a flood of memories came flooding back. Wasn't Rosedale (and Gunnison and Pace) a special place to grow up. Floyd and Jackie and all the kids were friends with all the Bassie kids and family. I also go to know them when I went back to live I Rosedale as an adult and I treasure those years too. I am thinking of you all
Vicki Bassie Fioranelli - September 02, 2013 at 10:02 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM