Floyd E. Fitchett Sr.
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Chesapeake - On Tuesday afternoon, June 4, 2013, God called one of His soldiers, Floyd E. Fitchett, Sr. from labor to reward.
He was born May 9, 1923, the third son of the late Charlie Samuel Fitchett and Addie Jordan Fitchett. He was married to the late Dannie T. Fitchett. He was predeceased by three brothers, Vernon Lee, Melvin and Clarence Nathaniel Fitchett; two sisters, Bernice Williams and Ophelia Williams.
Floyd was educated in Norfolk County Public Schools and graduated from Norfolk State College.
He was then called into the Armed Forces, served his time and was honorably discharged. He came home and enrolled in McAllister School of Mortuary Science. He worked hard, graduated and joined his father as a licensed embalmer and funeral director in the operation of Fitchett Funeral Home, Inc. Together, they built the beautiful building that now stands at 1821 E. Liberty Street., Chesapeake, VA.
Upon the demise of his father, he operated the business with his brother, Clarence Nathaniel, also a licensed embalmer and funeral director. When his brother passed, he became sole owner of Fitchett Funeral Home and continued to operate the business until his retirement.
He loved his family, he loved to laugh and he served the families of this community for over 60 years.
He was a member of Joshua Lodge #66 and one of the areas most well known and respected morticians.
He rededicated his life back to the Lord shortly before his death.
Left to cherish his memories are his sister, Beatrice Harrell; his children, Floyd E. Fitchett, Jr., Brenda Fitchett-Anthony and Patricia Fitchett-Baker; his grandson, Lloyd Curtis Futrell, Jr.; granddaughters, Danielle Fitchett-Mann, Shante Fitchett, Jameelah Futrell, Dominique Fitchett, Sharnice Anthony and Lesha Anthony; also a host of nieces, nephews, and great grands.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. in Providence UCC Church, 2200 Vicker Avenue, Chesapeake, VA with interment to follow at Roosevelt Memorial Park.
Fitchett Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.fitchettfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 7, 2013