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The Life & Times of George Floyd: 2021 News / A Biography

Floyd George was born on October 14, 1973, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to George Perry and Larcenia “Cissy” Jones Floyd. He had four siblings

George Floyd Early Childhood

Larcenia, a preacher’s daughter, was a special education teacher with a love of music. Floyd’s mother took him to church from the time he was a young boy, and he grew up singing gospel music. At the age of five, Floyd memorized the entire Bible. When he was eight, Larcenia sent him to live with his paternal grandmother in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He spent the rest of his childhood there, attending school at a school for the blind. Around this time, Larcenia met and married Floyd’s stepfather George Perry, who taught music at North Carolina Central University. Floyd learned how to play the piano at the age of 13, and by 16 he had found his niche as a vocalist. He sang at school events, church services, and local talent shows.

Floyd’s Music Career

After his graduation from high school, Floyd returned home to the upstate of South Carolina and began working with his cousin to develop a radio program for WBCK in Greenville. At this point, he was on the road almost constantly for months at a time, attending to his music, radio, and publishing work. During this time he met Joy Gentry, an aspiring country singer-songwriter, in one of the Nashville studios. She became his manager. In 1995, Floyd married Gentry and they subsequently had a daughter, Kamryn. During this time, Floyd had two number one albums and the couple separated in 2001. They divorced in 2004. He has continued his career as a singer-songwriter. Floyd experienced two tragedies while trying to build his country music career in the late 1990s.

Marriage and Family

George Floyd married Angela Renae Stephenson on February 12, 1992, in Mequon, Wisconsin. They have two daughters, D’Asia Gentry and Alexis Brooks. Religion Floyd is a member of the Pentecostal Church of God (Chosen People Fellowship). Business & Employment In June 2010, Floyd began working as a contractor and a security guard in Milwaukee. He also drove a school bus for the Milwaukee County Transit System. Floyd was a semi-pro football player for the NFL Europe. Hobbies & Interests Floyd enjoys basketball and is a member of the Beloit Hoopers. He enjoys playing golf and going to the movies and concerts. Partners in Crime George Floyd is currently serving a 60 year prison sentence. His wife, Angela Stephenson is the jailhouse partner of three other women.

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The Death of George Floyd

On December 28, 2011, family and friends held a candlelight vigil at Antioch Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. As they filed out of the church, friends and family members opened a casket at a private family service, where they viewed George’s body. Later that afternoon, Floyd’s body was returned to the church for a public viewing. Gemus Owens, pastor of Love Fire Ministries in Fayetteville, preached the sermon, “The Last Testament: Faith for Eternity.” During the homily, Owens asked God to allow George to teach the world something that no one else can. “George was a preacher, not just any preacher, but a preacher with a capital P,” Owens said. “George was truly a great preacher. George is here now, before you.

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A great athlete with a mercurial temperament, George Floyd is one of the most interesting and gifted athletes to come out of North Carolina in the post-civil rights era. * Eddie Clendenin is a longtime contributor to His work has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He currently writes for The Free Times, and is the author of It’s Going Down as I Kneel, a personal journey into the world of street gang activity and the prison-industrial complex. Visit Eddie on Facebook.

George Floyd was born on October 14, 1973, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to George Perry and Larcenia “Cissy” Jones Floyd.



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