Isaiah Floyd was born on December 6, 1950, in Walton County, GA to the late Horance and Sennie Floyd. He was the youngest of nine siblings. In 1968, Isaiah graduated from Carver High School in Monroe, Georgia. After attending Albany State University in Albany, GA for two years, he enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1970. Due to USAF military culture, he became known to everyone respectfully as “Floyd”.
Floyd’s military tours of duty took him to Okinawa, Japan, and Taiwan before landing here, in Goldsboro, NC at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (SJAFB). His time in Goldsboro gave him the opportunity to showcase his musical talent and assist area churches with their music ministries. His music ability and dedication to service led him to Best Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he met the love of his life, Rhonda Johnson. Following a two-year courtship, Rhonda and Floyd married in 1974 at Goldsboro Chapel. They were married for 48 years. Their union produced four children: Kisha, Kris, Kirk, and Honesty. Floyd took pride in his service as an enlisted airman because it gave him the opportunity to serve his country, travel the world with his family, and experience new cultures. Floyd and his family were stationed in Langley, Virginia; Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany; and Omaha, Nebraska. In 1991, he retired from active duty while in Omaha, NE after 21 years of military service.
In addition to his love of music, Floyd enjoyed creating beautiful homes through the art of interior decorating. He loved to find old furniture pieces and restore them by painting, staining, reupholstering, or repurposing a piece altogether. It brought him joy to share his gift of creativity with his friends and family.
He joined Woods Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and was a devoted member. Floyd happily served as the church’s minister of music.
Things Brother Isaiah Floyd loved the most: his family; the Goodwill and other thrift stores; art and picture frames; peanut butter cookies; Kisha’s banana pudding; barbeque sauce (he put it on everything); cranberry juice; helping those in need; and Shadow, his 4-lb. yorkie poo.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, three sisters (Catherine, Mary, and Evelyn), and four brothers (John, Clifford, Samuel, and Albert).
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; his children: Nakisha, Kris, Kirk, and Honesty (Michael Pugh Jr.); his seven grandchildren: Ramiah, Kris Keyshaun, Keenan, Kaleb, Ryleigh, Karim (Arleth Mendez - mother), Michael Pugh III; his brother Horance Jr; sister-and brother-laws: Bernice Floyd, Inez Floyd, and Carolyn Floyd of Monroe, GA; Julius and Katie Walker of Roper, NC; Eddie and Linda Tillery of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Sadie Carter of Clayton NC; A host of nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.
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