Mrs. Annie Thomas Floyd was born on April 22, 1924 in Darlington County. She was the loving daughter of the late William Allen and Pearl Thomas. She received her education in the public schools in the area and was a Butler High School graduate. She was a dedicated and loyal employee with J.L. Coker for 38 years & Company and Freeman & Smith for 3 ½ years.
Upon retirement, “Mrs. Ann” as she was affectionately known was very active in the community and church. As a longtime member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, she was not only one of the beloved mothers of the church but also very active in many auxiliaries and movements that took place within the church. She was a member and served on many capacities such as, Sunday School Teacher, Deaconess Ministry, Past President of the JBC Club, Loyal Workers Club, Missionary Society, Pastor’s Aide Club, Past Member of the JBC Homecoming Committee, JBC Clothes Closet, Helping Hand Club, and Golden Girls. Truly she was missionary at heart and true servant of God.
Among the numerous organizations that Mrs. Ann was active in were the following, Lou Scott Center serving on the Center Board of Directors and on the Darlington County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors with a building named in her honor, American Cancer Society as the neighborhood captain during cancer drives, also chief member of orchestrating and managing the Jersualem Clothes Closet. Mrs. Ann was also 2003 Honoree for the Black History 18th Annual Observance sponsored by Jerusalem Baptist Church.
As the years progressed, she loved working with children, especially the little babies on the Sunshine Band as she called them the little butterflies. When Mrs. Floyd worked with the youth of Jerusalem, she supported the children and helped them register at Morris College for those who attended the Julia A. Starks Summer Camp and Retreat sponsored by the Woman's E&M Convention of SC. She was the honoree recipient for the 2014 Sylvester "Bay" Taylor Award given by the Senior Ministry of Jerusalem. She has received many other Church awards for her outstanding service. Even after her health failed and she was unable to attend Church, she would still send her monies and support many Church events through her generous giving to include Homecoming, and most recently supported the JBC Pack The Pew Program held last week by sending a donation as an honorary member
Those left to cherish her memories are children, Joyce (Ivan) Sweeting of Atlanta, GA, Michael Floyd of Savannah, GA, Pearlie Floyd of Darlington, SC, Christopher (Janice) Floyd of Darlington, SC and Danny (Laurie) Floyd of Columbia, SC; Thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; Two special cousins, Tommy (Mary Alice) Wilson of Hartsville, SC and Willie May Samuels of Philadelphia, PA; a host of other close relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Isaac Buddie Floyd, one daughter Jayne Floyd and two great grandchildren.