FLOYD, Eunice Blair (Pat) Age 84. Left this world for another September 18, 2013 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Born September 13, 1929 in Raleigh, NC to Eunice Blair and Edward York Floyd. She graduated from Broughton High School in Raleigh and was valedictorian of her class at Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC. She received a Master of Arts degree in New Testament from Drew Theological Seminary in NJ. She was Director of the Wesley Foundation at Penn State University and Director of Christian Education at several United Methodist churches before taking a position she held for 29 years as Editor of Children's Publications at the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Gerlock; niece, Kym Gerlock; nephews, York and Scott Gerlock, all of Nashville; nephew, Jeff (Lori) Gerlock of Trinity, NC; great-nieces, Laura, Eden, Abbey, Nina, Lexi, and Jenna; and a great-nephew, Julien. She was a cat lover and is survived by her cat Jasper. She was an integral part of her family and generously supported them and so many others with her time and resources. Pat, as she was known to her many friends, was a very spiritual person who championed the rights of all people, regardless of race, sexual orientation or economic status. She was an enthusiastic and supportive member of Edgehill United Methodist Church for 43 years and a founding member of the Metropolitan Community Church of Nashville. From childhood, learning and reading were a crucial part of her life, and she loved exploring ideas with others. She will be missed greatly. Visitation Thursday at 10 a.m. at Edgehill United Methodist Church followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Edgehill Church, P.O. Box 128258, Nashville, TN 37212 or Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson St., Nashville 37203. HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, (615) 646-9292.
Published in The Tennessean on Sept. 22, 2013