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William Mitchell Floyd, 69, of 205 South Mickey Avenue, Bessemer City, North Carolina passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at his home.  He was born July 19, 1948 in Gastonia, North Carolina to the late Dozzie Floyd Cathcart and Thomas E. Riddle, Sr.

He graduated from Lincoln High School in Bessemer City, North Carolina “Class of 1966”.  Mitchell served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge in 1971.  After his military service, he relocated to Syracuse, New York where he began a thirty year career at New Process Gear, Chrysler Corporation.  Upon retirement he returned to Bessemer City to spend his time outdoors under the shade trees, enjoying the Carolina blue sky.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Jean Camp Floyd of the home; five sisters, Deborah F. June and Delillian Cathcart of Gastonia, N.C., Linda Vines (Greg), Sherrie A. Riddle, Teresa Thompson (Theodore) all of Baltimore, MD; one brother, Thomas E. Riddle, Jr. of Baltimore, MD; three aunts, Odessa Collins of Dallas, N.C., Ruth Brown of Jacksonville, FL and Elizabeth Floyd of Kings Mountain, N.C.; two brothers-in-law, James D. Camp of Bessemer City, N.C. and L. Donnell Camp of Hartsville, S.C.; three goddaughters, Bernanette Thomas of Charlotte, N.C., Cinnamon Thomas Johnson of Greensboro, N.C. and Tanya Lemon of Syracuse, N.Y.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

                                     Sleep on Mitchell and take your rest.  We loved you but God loved you best. 

Funeral Arrangement 

St. James Missionary Baptist Church
1002 W. Carolina Avenue
Bessemer City, N.C.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 P.M.

The family will receive friends at the church for thirty minutes prior to funeral.
(1:30 until 2:00 P.M.)

Kelly Chapel Cemetery
Bessemer City, N.C. 

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  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
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  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    To the Mitchell Floyd family: Jean, Deborah, Dee Dee, may you be showered with the peace of God that passes all understanding. We love you dearly.
    ~ Catherine Simmons-Davis   Charlotte, NC
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    I genuinely regret your loss. I hope that in due time your family receives God’s peace that excels all thought, so that it will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. God is called the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. Rest assured that God cares for all his creatures and he would never bring us suffering. A soothing scripture I like is Psalm 34:18 which reads: “Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” He promised that in the Paradise, we will have the prospect of enjoying life without end, free from all problems, accidents, and sickness. Even our dead loved ones like William will be resurrected. (Psalm 37:9, 29; John 5:28, 29) With all my sympathy.
    ~ Claire   Charlotte, NC
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Dear Jean, My heart is filled with sympathy for the grief you are suffering on the loss of Mitch. He will live in my memories as a true friend, and will dearly be missed. I offer you my heartfelt condolences. Lovingly, Frankie