OBITUARY

Mr. Hershel Floyd, Jr.

January 16, 1938May 29, 2020

Hershel Floyd Jr was born to the late Hershel Floyd Sr and Cosettie Gray Floyd on January 16, 1938 in Jonesboro, Louisiana. Hershel was the second oldest of six children. He was affectionately known as “Brother” by his other siblings. As the eldest son of the family, he took on the responsibility of looking after his younger siblings at an early age. He began working as a pre-teen to assist with the financial responsibilities of the family.

He attended Jackson Parish High School where he excelled in sports, and he earned a scholarship to Paul Quinn College to play football. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He was drafted into the United States Army after college. He served in 327th Infantry as a parachutist and sharpshooter from 1961-1963. He received an honorable discharged at the expiration of his term.

He came to Dallas, Texas after leaving the military to find better job opportunities to support his family. He worked several jobs before finding his passion at the United States Postal Service. He worked as a mail handler for more than 40 years. He was well known at his job for being light-hearted, jovial, and friendly. He retired from the post office in 2012.

He met his wife Effie Jewel Floyd while working at the post office. From their union, two children were born: Floretta Jenai Floyd (deceased) and Hershel Floyd III (Trey). He also loved and raised Effie's son Andre Dion Brown as his own. In addition to his children, he shared a special bond with his goddaughter Billie Ruth Turner. Hershel and Jewel worked together to acquire multiple restate properties throughout the Dallas area. He always strive to provide a better life for his family.

Hershel Jr. attended Sweet Home Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Louisiana before he transitioned to Dallas, Texas. Upon moving to Dallas, he and his wife continued to serve at St. Luke Community Methodist Church under Rev. Dr. Zan Holmes.

Those who will be there to welcome him into glory are his parents Hershel Floyd Sr. and Cosettie Floyd; his wife Effie Jewel Floyd; his sister Lois Lewis; his brothers, Hugar, Willie, and Lonnie Floyd; and his daughter Floretta Jenai Floyd.

He leaves behind to cherish and celebrate his life two sons, Hershel Floyd III (Terraca) of Dallas, Texas and Andre' Dion Brown (Jacqueline) of Pearland, Texas; his goddaughter Billie Ruth Turner of Dallas, Texas; his four grandsons, Semahje Ahmad Floyd, London Floyd, Jonathon Chance Brown, and Jarrod Chad Brown; his granddaughter, Ari'el Jenai Brown; his brother Johnny Floyd of Dallas, Texas; four sisters-in-law, Yvonne Floyd of Jonesboro, LA, Carrol Taylor and Gale Davis of Dallas, Texas, and Kathleen Bufford of Houston, Texas; his brothers-in-law Raphus Foley of Houston, Texas and Paul L Foley of El Campo, Texas. He also has many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will love and miss him..

Mr. Hershel Floyd Jr., age 82, of Dallas, Texas. On Friday, May 29, 2020 in the early morning hours he called her name "Jewel" as he transitioned to his place in glory next to his forever love Effie Jewel Floyd .

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.laurellanddallas.com for the Floyd family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 12, 2020

  • Homegoing Celebration

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

Memories

Mr. Hershel Floyd, Jr.

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Don Huffman

June 10, 2020

Very thankful for the US Army Service of Hershel Floyd Jr for our country and his service in the US Postal Service. Prayers go up to heaven for comfort for his family and many friends in their loss. May he rest in the everlasting arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus, and in the company of his preceding loved ones..
d Huffman, Army vet, DFWHG member.

Terraca Holmes

June 7, 2020

Mr. Hershel was a quiet man of many words once you got to know him. His funny sense of human and desire to help anyone in need made him a very special person. He treated my granddaughter as his own, "those are some busy little girls". You will be truly missed. Rest well and I am glad I had the opportunity to spend this last year with you.

Terraca

Alice Lynch

June 4, 2020

Mr. Floyd was always polite & courteous..smiling & friendly..quite a gentleman. He had a quiet spirit as if he was always aware that he was a child of God & he exhibited compassion to everyone we worked with at USPS. He will be missed!

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