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By Legacy Staff

George Floyd, a resident of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, died Monday, May 25, 2020 at the age of 46 while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers, which sparked nationwide protests against police brutality. He was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and grew up in Houston, Texas. At the time of his death, he worked as a security guard at Conga Latin Bistro.

Arrangements for funeral services in Houston are being made by Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center, which has announced a public visitation will be held Monday, June 8 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Fountain of Praise, 13950 Hillcroft Ave. A private funeral will follow on June 9.

The Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder reports that a public Minneapolis memorial service will be held Thursday, June 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at North Central University, 1400 Elliot Avenue. In addition, the Fayetteville Observer reports that a public North Carolina memorial service will be held Saturday, June 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters, 10225 Fayetteville Road, Raeford.

Floyd's uncle Selwyn Jones told the Rapid City Journal that Floyd is survived by three children, and that the six-foot-seven "gentle giant" had been a star football and basketball player in high school.

"He was everyone's favorite everything," his cousin Tera Brown told TMX.news.

Floyd was a longtime friend of NBA champion basketball player and ESPN analyst Stephen Jackson.

"Floyd was my brother, we called each other twin," Jackson said in an Instagram post on May 26. In another, Jackson said: "If he needed me, I was there for him… I think he was closer to me than some of my own family."

Floyd's partner Courteney Ross told KARE-11 News in Minneapolis: "He was not only the man I loved, but the man I admired. He taught me how to be a better person."

His childhood friend Christopher Harris told NPR: "If he had a stamp and it had his signature on it, it would be his smile. It literally lit up a room."

"I want people to know that George Floyd was a caring person," his Yates High School football and basketball teammate Jonathan Veal told KWTX News 10 in Texas. "His personality and his heart for others was equal or greater to his physical stature, and he always had a heart to give back."

Floyd is also being mourned by friends from Houston's hip-hop scene. "He believed in people," rapper Trae the Truth told Rolling Stone, "to a point it seemed he believed in people more than he even believed in himself."

"Everybody loved Floyd," his employer Jovanni Thunstrom of Conga Latin Bistro told KARE-11. "We all have good memories of him."

See more tributes from George Floyd's memorial services

Published in The Independent on Jun. 2, 2020.
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August 12, 2020
To the family of George, may God be with you at this difficult time. My heart aches for your loss. I believe George is at peace with the good Lord Jesus and will suffer no more. I hope your beautiful memories of him will bring you comfort. You are in my familys thoughts and prayers. May God Bless Us all.
Suzi
August 11, 2020
R.i.h. Mr. George Floyd I wish I could meet you myself my condolences to you and the family and try to stay strong and keep the faith and remember the good times y'all had the good memories that's what going to help y'all get threw the times y'all have to the beautiful daughter and beautiful wife stay strong and try to to keep the faith by the grace of God everything will be alright in the name of Jesus Amen
July 21, 2020
For the Family of George Floyd we have added him to our Memorial Page of Harriet Tubman Safe House of Wilmington Delaware safehouseva.org to honor his life and not to let his passing be in vain. We pray for the family and friends who has been impacted my his passing and we hope that his legacy will not be in vain. You can reach us at 302-425-5758 or 302-327-1528 Thanks
Walter Davis
Friend
July 15, 2020
St.paul so sorry to the family.
Chris
July 11, 2020
May the things of Earth grow strangely dim, in the light of His wonder and grace. May your burdens be removed forever my brother in the Lord.
JJ Jamar
Brother
July 11, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences to the Floyd Family for your beloved father, son and friend George, gone too soon. Let's pray there comes a time when rational thinking prevails. We look to a time when dealing with issues of any kind no longer involves violence. May the God of all comfort who is the hearer of prayers be with you in your time of need with his loving kindness and peace as He strengthens you to cope during this difficult time. We will never forget that he was a gentle gaint and would help anyone. May family, friends and extended family cherish his memories.
Pat
July 7, 2020
I'm sorry for the loss for everyone who knew George Floyd. This has been one of the most eye opening and saddest and a hard time ive ever experienced in my 42 years of life!! This will stick with me forever.
Belva Ventura
July 1, 2020
I do not know you, but my heart goes out to you, the family of George Floyd. I pray for God to give you peace. I know that George is in heaven. His life has touched millions of people. I will not forget him. The world will not forget him.
Caleb Crede
June 30, 2020
I am sorry for the loss to the family, may justice be served, my heart is heavy.
Laura Carlson
June 25, 2020
Rest in POWER George. You will live on forever.
Ann A
June 23, 2020
My prayers goes out to George Floyd and family
Brenda Washington
June 21, 2020
Your death will not be in vain. Rest easy. We got you.
Tom O
June 21, 2020
Prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr George Floyd.
Jennifer & Sammy Williams
June 21, 2020
Rip George floyd prayers to your familyo
Zamir Jamarion Dobson
June 21, 2020
I would just like to say I hope you rest in peace, I hope you may never experience pain or injustice again. Your name will go down in history, Mr. Floyd. Your death will not be forgotten.
Apollo Checknita
June 20, 2020
My sincerest sympathies are with the entire Floyd family and friends. Praying for comfort and peace, and Gods love.
Michelle Smith
Friend
June 19, 2020
May our Lord and Savior give the Floyd family the PEACE that only He can give
The Penn family
Mother
June 19, 2020
Georgia F
June 18, 2020
Now you are with Jesus! You did not die in vain!
Buddy Clark Herminie #2 PA
June 16, 2020
You will truly be missed my friend. R.I.Paradise
May condolences goes out to your family and friends.
Diane Jackson
Friend
June 16, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Shanequa Dennie
Coworker
June 16, 2020
Rest in Heaven George! May God continue to look over your family
Nyja F
June 16, 2020
Prayer goes out to the Floyd family from the Bridges family
Eleanor Bridges
June 15, 2020
My deepest sympathy to your family. Keep his love for you and light for life safe within your heart.
K Freeman
June 15, 2020
God Bless you changed the world.
Ristina Johnson
Friend
June 14, 2020
I'm definitely praying for the family..
I pray that is a stepping stone for justice for the World...
Lillian Sells
Friend
June 14, 2020
To the Floyd family, I am so sorry for your lost. I hope you get the justice you deserve!!!
Cheryl Burt
Friend
June 14, 2020
Mr. Floyd Sir! Our fallen HERO, I Just want to say thank you! to a man that inspired change & Hope for a better tomorrow. We are forever bonded together, your name will live forever in our hearts minds and souls! Thank you Lord for Mr. Floyd Sir
John ONeal
June 13, 2020
Sharon Martin
Friend
June 13, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Maurice Nix
Neighbor
June 13, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends and the Nation. Gone to Soon, But will never be forgotten. #BlackLivesMatter #MovementofReformJusticeForAllMankind
Brenda Smith
June 12, 2020
Rest In Eternal Peace, Floyd!!!!
Ronald Douglas
June 12, 2020
You will never be forgotten!!!
The Tanner Family
June 12, 2020
Praying for the family members and friends of George Floyd
L. Armour
June 12, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
R.I.P. George Perry Floyd Jr.
D. ScoTT
June 12, 2020
May god bless this family.
Roberta Williams
June 12, 2020
U are in my prayer to the family From Lynchburg Va.
June 12, 2020
My Deepest Sympathy to the Floyd family. This candle will forever burn in my heart for a man I never met. He will not be forgotten but remembered throughout the world for his love and devotion. R.I.P. my Brother. ❤
F. DAVID BUSBY
June 12, 2020
Im an deeply saddened by what happened to Mr Floyd, my whole heart aches for your family. Sending much love and prayers to you from the uk.
Kerisha Frazer
Acquaintance
June 12, 2020
To the Floyd family,
I never met George, but my heart breaks for all of you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
RIP George.
Susan
Susan Buchanan
Friend
June 12, 2020
To the Floyd family,
I did not have the privilege to know George I want all of you to know he will never be forgotten.
You are in my thoughts and prayers god bless you all RIP George.
Susan
Susan Buchanan
Friend
June 12, 2020
To the Floyd family,
I did not have the privilege to know George I want all of you to know he will never be forgotten.
You are in my thoughts and prayers god bless you all RIP George.
Susan
Susan
Friend
June 12, 2020
no one can ever hurt u again where u are their no more pain to the family what ever u need God got it
stephine spinks
Friend
June 11, 2020
Praying for the family.
Jannie Williams
June 11, 2020
RIP George. I didn't know you but I Love you.❤
Jean Houze
June 11, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
CHERYL WILLIAMS
June 11, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family during this time. God broke your hearts to save the souls of a nation. Grief is the price we pay for love. George changed the world and his legacy will live on forever!
Liz Pritchard/ Belinda Gardner
June 11, 2020
My condolences and prayers to the family. No words will ever do justice to the impact George Floyd has left this entire country. May you Rest In Peace.
Linda Palmer
June 11, 2020
My condolences to the family. George has brought the WORLD together. Praying you are comforted by these blessings. Cherish and keep his memories close to your heart.
Audrey Askins
June 11, 2020
Sending prayers up for the family praying that God continues to wrap his loving arms each and everyone of you. My deepest condolences.
Niecey Carter
Acquaintance
June 11, 2020
To: the Floyd Family,
From: All of My Family Members,
We pray that grace will bring you comfort, and that faith will give you strength. May God hold and protect you with his love and guidance.
Harriette Jones
June 11, 2020
Sending my Condolences to the family
Felicia Wiggins
Classmate
June 11, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
yvonne thompson
June 11, 2020
Rest in peace Mr. FLOYD. I KNOW NOW YOU CAN BREATHE. MAY GOD FOREVER KEEP YOUR FAMILY IN HIS CARE.
Rosa Little
June 11, 2020
Floyd rest in heaven, God used your life for a purpose, we may not know why it took you losing your life to bring our nation together, like many others who has gone through the same thing, but your life left a footprint in everyone lives, from the known to unknown, may your family continue to fight for justice, find strength in God to accept support of our nation standing together in this fight for change, not another life be taken the same way yours was, this has to stop.
Tanya collins
June 11, 2020
May you now be able to rest alongside with your mother
June 11, 2020
R.I.H George Floyd Gone to Soon Praying for the family
Darlene Shaw
June 11, 2020
We miss you George
Lynette Pierce
Friend
June 11, 2020
Your Deaf Left A Heartache No One Can Heal
Love Leaves A Memory No One Can Steal
Rest In PeaceGeorge
Lynn
June 11, 2020
Praying for the family
Ms.T
June 11, 2020
Rest In Peace GEORGE Floyd. By Gods Grace, you made an impact on the soul of America.
Jesselyn Reese
June 11, 2020
My prayers are with the Floyd family.
R.I.P George
Diann Turner
Friend
June 11, 2020
Our Father makes no mistake whom he use to do his will..Rejoice and know God is truly in control...we don't always need to understand his ways...but his Blessings are always GREAT..
Patricia Sampson
Sister
June 11, 2020
Sincere condolences to his family. His legacy of his loss of life will bring about needed changes for Black lives. God is speaking to all of us. Love one another.
Carolyn Hill
Friend
June 11, 2020
God bless you and keep you through this time.
The Jackson Family
Friend
June 10, 2020
E was well loved
Lavinia Shelton
June 10, 2020
Offering my heartfelt condolences to Floyd Family.
Elnora Clay
June 10, 2020
My deepest sympathy. Mr. Floyd rest in heaven.
Ommanda Babineaux
June 10, 2020
To the family, keep loving memories of our loving son George.
Hattye Johnson Wallace
Acquaintance
June 10, 2020
Resting in Peace,George Floyd.
Mary Eason
Friend
June 10, 2020
God bless you George!
You will forever be in the hearts of the world!
Edith Cooper
Friend
June 10, 2020
My sincerest condolences to the remaining family if George Floyd. I pray for your strength during this difficult time.
Cherida Edrington
Friend
June 10, 2020
I do not have the words to tell you how saddened we are for the loss of Mr. Floyd.
The words simply do not exist.
I pray that your love and priceless, precious memories help you as you all go forward from the inexcusable, tragic loss of Mr. Floyd. Your family will continue to be in our prayers and in our hearts.

"They tell me of a home far beyond the skies
And they tell me of a home far away
They tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise
They tell me of an unclouded day..."
April Lipke
June 10, 2020
So sorry for your lost, praying the family!
Edith Crosby
June 10, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and all loved ones of George Floyd. My heart aches for you. Just know that his senseless death will bring lasting change to the world. Rest in Power.
Connie Cunningham
Acquaintance
June 10, 2020
For George Floyd's family, I send my profound sympathy for your loss. His name has lit up the world.
Cheryl Campbell
June 10, 2020
Just as l have recently grieved for Ahmaud Arbery, l now grieve for you George Floyd. I dont know the words to say to your family and friends to ease their pain, but l grieve with them. I grieve for the man you were and l grieve for the man you were yet to be. I am so sorry for your death at the very hands of those who were supposed to protect you. As a 65 year old white woman from Ohio, I am disappointed, angry, and sad that we are still witness to these senseless acts of hatred and l know l speak for so many like me. I grew up some in the south in the 1960s and l witnessed almost daily the persecution of my friends, my neighbors, people l didnt know, based on the color of their skin. I have always had hope that in my lifetime we would see an end to racism. We are better than this... we must do better than this. I still have hope, but l am so sorry that it didnt come in time to save you and so many others. To your family and friends l offer these words... remember George is a friend you can never lose... for hes tied to your heartstrings forever. Godspeed George Floyd... Rest In Peace George Floyd... and may justice be served to those responsible for ending a life that mattered George Floyd. My voice will continue being heard... I will never be silenced by those who continue to spew hatred George Floyd. I will always say your name George Floyd.
Rose Knox
June 10, 2020
God Bless
Valery & Ricky Andrews
Friend
June 10, 2020
My prayer or with the family.
Emily Washington
June 10, 2020
May God be your light in this darkness and your when are weak.
George Floyd
you change the world.
Rest in paradise
JOWANNA WILLIAMS
June 10, 2020
REST EASY IN GOD'S ARMS. YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED. YOU MATTER/MATTERED
WE SHALL SEEK JUSTICE IN YOUR NAME!
Minerva Gomez
Friend
June 10, 2020
JOWANNA WILLIAMS
Friend
June 10, 2020
You have changed the world. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rest in Peace.
Stone and Lois Jackson
June 10, 2020
rest in peace
RITA CAMPBELL
Friend
June 10, 2020
Rest in Peace my brother. Thank you for changing the world and the conversations around the world.
Eardis & Rose Carr
June 10, 2020
Marie Senegal
Friend
June 10, 2020
Rest in heaven George Floyd!! My heart and prayers go out to your family.
Marie Senegal
Friend
June 10, 2020
How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a short time you stayed. The work of a humble gentle Giant never ends. Being unselfish, others-centered, encouraging others is almost a lost art in today's world. (Christian virtue.) Speaking words to edify and lift up others, is a rare gift to have. But what a permanent imprint your footsteps made upon our hearts. Deep sympathy to your family and many friends.
Mr. & Mrs. Astor Family
Acquaintance
June 10, 2020
My heart aches with you. Sending prayers and condolences, from my family to yours. GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU. DON'T LET YOUR LIVING BE IN VAIN.
Lisa Land
Friend
June 10, 2020
My condolences to the Floyd Family, we stand with you
DEBBIE Burton
June 10, 2020
I send prayer of strength to the Family. George is resting in the arms of the Savior and we will always remember his name, here on earth. May God bless and keep you all and especially his children.
Fonda Allen
Friend
June 10, 2020
I am truly sorry for the family loss, my condolence to the Family. This a sad and hard time for your family and the world. may God be with each of you in the coming months. My mother is a Floyd, we may be your cousin.
Lillie Byrd
June 10, 2020
To George Ford family we love y'all and he will truly be missed he truly did change the world God bless you all
Richard Black
June 10, 2020
Im am so very sorry for the loss of your family member. We all mourn for you and with you. Prayers that reforms will be made and no one else will have to go through what he did, and what your family is going through. Please do not let his passing shade your view, and you still know by the reaction of the country that most people are good and have love in their ♥ hearts. May God be with you❤
Rhonda Guzowski
June 10, 2020
I Going to Miss You Big Floyd
Jonavan Walter Butler
Student
June 10, 2020
I Going To Miss You Big Floyd
June 10, 2020
Hornell and Essie Floyd
To the Floyd Family, I am a Floyd too! I believe we are relatives. My grandfather was named George W. Floyd in Pensacola Florida. I send my condolences to the family! May God bless you during these times of grief!
Yonna Diggs
Family
June 10, 2020
God uses the least amongst us to do His greatest works...may God comfort and strengthen you daily. Rest in peace Mr. George Floyd❤
Sheila Martin
June 10, 2020
I'm so sorry , my heart goes out to you!
Kelly Fox
Acquaintance
June 10, 2020
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust In The LORD with ALL Your Heart & Lean NOT on Your Own UNDERSTANDING; in ALL Your WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM & HE WILL Make Your Paths STRAIGHT. GOD BLESS
My PRAYERS are with THE FAMILY
Rev Thomas Richardson & Family
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