OBITUARY

Leataata Amisone Floyd

September 16, 1942November 15, 2018
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Leataata Amisone Floyd joined her parents, daughter, and husband early in the morning on November 15, 2018. Leataata was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa on September 16, 1942 to Faafeu (mother) and Amisone (father). Moving to San Francisco in 1961, for the next decade she went to school and did jobs serving the communities of Hunters Point and Sunnydale housing projects. The focus of her work was to help those that need resources get resources to survive. During this time she produced three beautiful daughters, Fau Feu Guthrie, Alice (Harrington) Ruehl, and Debbie (Harrington) Payne. She landed in Sacramento in 1972 under the name of Ramona in Oak Park with James Floyd (Floyd Seabron) and her newborn Malcolm Floyd (Malcolm Seabron).

In Oak Park Ramona continued her community service by working with the Oak Park Neighborhood Council from 1972-1983. Her family fell on hard times during that time and they were relocated to the housing projects of River Oaks, better known as Seavey Circle in 1984. She removed her alias and began life as Leataata in Seavey Circle once she moved to the projects in the fall of 1984 with James, Malcolm, and the new edition of Lil Malcom and Sam.

Leataata was able to raise her family with James and help raise a community. Leataata's work within the community helped transform lives for the next four decades. Leataata's work within the Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Agency allowed her to transform many low income neighborhoods and Senior housing developments from the early 1990's until her retirement in 2001. During that time she also served as the President of the Resident Council for 13 years, providing a voice for seniors and residents in low income environments, sometimes in conflict with her employer (SHRA). However, she is mostly known for working with the youth. Whether it was coaching young men in basketball or teaching young people Polynesian dancing, Leataata was focused on keeping young people active from the mid 1980's until her passing.

When Leataata decided to relax, you could find her at Florin road playing bingo. There, she would be able to be with her friends and enjoy good times. Bingo was one of the few places where she could be herself and let her hair down. Leataata is survived by her brother Li'a Amisone, daughters, Faafeu, Alice, Tracy and Wendy (stepdaughters); and sons, Floyd Jr. (Stepson), Malcolm, Malcom, and Sam. On December 1st we will have a small service at Harry A. Nauman & Son, 4041 Freeport Blvd from 10am-12pm. Reception for the community will be at Leataata Floyd Elementary School from 1:30pm to 3:30pm (401 McClatchy way). No donations please. If you feel obligated to donate, please donate to the youth in your family or neighborhood.

Services

  • Leataata Floyd Saturday, December 1, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leataata Amisone Floyd

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Cherell Lang

November 29, 2018

When I lived next door in 167 and I had my son Oneal and I was pregnant. I didn't know anyone yet Tata and Floyd always had my back whenever. I could always knock on their door anytime day or night. And that little turquoise car with OBSCURE on the license plates. I loved that whole family. God bless this family ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤💓💓💓💓💓

Virjean Matautia

November 22, 2018

Farewell Ms. Tata. I will miss you. I enjoyed our time together. You are the coolest person I know your age. My favorite memory of you was when you danced at the dedication of the school named after you. You performed the Samoan taualuga and was showered w/cash and the school children ran to grab the cash. My sincere condolences to your Children, Grandchildren and Family. I love you, Ms. Tata. Heaven has a new angel. Cheers...

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So happy to see my grand daughter graduate hs! Thank you for pale Faafeu, To'a, Pinati, and Galu. Love you

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Family.........

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Congrats to my grandchildren Jamie and Rob! On to the next step in their academic career. I love you

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sisters can have fun!

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