Rev. Charlie L. Floyd, Jr.

8/21/2019

Rev. Charles L. Floyd, Jr. or Charlie as he was commonly known, was born on October 26, 1948, in Columbia, Louisiana to Charles L. Floyd, Sr. and Audie Lea Johnston Floyd.  Charlie passed away August 21, 2019, at Lafayette General Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana at the age of 70.

Charlie grew up and was very active in Southside United Methodist Church in Monroe, Louisiana when Lea Joyner was the minister.  Charlie graduated from Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana in 1966.  He was the senior class president and he was active in sports, especially basketball and baseball.  He earned a B. S. In Psychology from Northeast Louisiana University in 1970.  Charlie graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1973.

Charlie returned to Louisiana where he was ordained as a Methodist minister.  He served throughout Louisiana for thirty-nine years including appointments at Rayne Memorial and Lake Vista in New Orleans, Colfax UMC, St. Joseph UMC, Trinity UMC in Alexandria, First UMC in Monroe, David Haas Memorial UMC in Bunkie, Crowley UMC, Centenary UMC in Franklinton, and Rayne-Ebenezer-Branch UMC.  Many of these appointments included two or three churches on the charge.

After completing a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at the V. A. Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana, he worked as a chaplain at Lafayette General Hospital for 15 years while he served as the minister of the Rayne-Ebenezer-Branch UMC.  He retired as a United Methodist minister in 2012, but continued to serve as a retired minister until 2017.  He retired as a hospital chaplain in 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy; two daughters, Brittany and Skylar; son, Joshua; and four grandchildren, Kiersten, Cade, Tatum, and Ian.

 

Charlie thoroughly enjoyed visiting, drinking coffee, and getting to know all of the people in the churches that he served throughout his ministry.  He loved camping, hiking, fishing, woodcarving, gardening, reading, and traveling.  Charlie was a devoted and supportive husband and father to his wife and to his children.

 

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