Josephine Lois ‘Jo’ Gill Floyd

Josephine Lois “Jo” Gill Floyd, of Blackshear, passed away Saturday afternoon, November 14, 2020, at her residence.

Born in Patterson February 20, 1934, she lived and raised her family in Fernandina Beach and returned to Pierce County, after their retirement from the Nassau County School Board, and she has lived here for the last 31 years. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling. She loved to play Scrabble and watching Jeopardy. She was an avid reader and was an amazing cook. She was of the Baptist faith. Jo had an unbelievable love for her family.

She was a daughter of the late Daniel Robert and Ethel Elma Little Gill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Riley Eugene Floyd Sr.; a son, Lewis Jackson Harris Jr.; a son-in-law, Richard Ralston; a grandchild, Seth Michael Floyd; a great-grandchild, Shelby Michelle Stevens and six siblings, Sarah Dyal, Nolan Gill, Elbert Gill, Gerald Gill, Dan Gill, Linwood Gill and John D. Gill.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Belinda Jo (Steve) Adams, Blackshear and Lynnette (Berkley) Shields, Aiken, SC; five sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene (Terri) Floyd, Martinsville, VA, Donnie (Cindy) Floyd and David (Michelle) Floyd, all of Blackshear, Michael (Ede) Floyd, Fernandina Beach and Timothy (Kimberly) Floyd, Middleburg, FL; a sister, Eleanor Melton, Blackshear; four brothers, Robert (Brenda) Gill, James Theron (Linda) Gill, Franklin D. “Buck” (Wanda) Gill and Ray (Glenda) Gill, all of Blackshear; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, from the graveside.

Interment will be in Enon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital,; or Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing and the use of face masks is recommended.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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