George Floyd
1973-2020
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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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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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50 entries
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
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