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ATLANTA -- On Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, the
Lord called Julia A. Floyd, 74, of Atlanta, from the Hopedale
Hospital, Hopedale, to enter her eternal heavenly home.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at
Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. A memorial
service for Mrs. Floyd will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home, with Andy Glass officiating.
Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.
She was employed as a secretary at General
Electric prior to the birth of her children. She
then became a full-time homemaker and devoted
herself to her family until she returned to the
workforce in 1978 at Funk Seeds and later at HG & N
Julia Alice was born on Oct. 5, 1936, at the
family home in rural Atlanta. She was the third
child of Milton A. and Kathleen Hahn Kieszling. She
married Eugene H. "Torp" Floyd at her familyís home
on June 4, 1955. They had been married for 46 years
when he died on May 6, 2002.
She is survived by her daughter, Christine Floyd
of Bloomington; her son, Eric Floyd of Atlanta; her
sister, Annabelle Kieszling of Atlanta; and her
brotherís children and grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and
her brother, George.
She spoke often of her childhood, especially her
days at Hazel Dell, which was a one-room school near
her home, and helping her mother gather eggs on the
farm. She graduated from Atlanta High School.
She was an active parent, serving as classroom
mother numerous times and as a Cub Scout leader.
She enjoyed and was talented in music. She taught
both of her children to read music, teaching her
daughter to play her piano and her son to play her
She was also an excellent seamstress, and she
kept an immaculate house.
She spent a considerable amount of time and
energy for over 50 years as a member of the Eminence
Christian Church, where she was a Sunday school
teacher, youth group leader and Vacation Bible
School teacher. She held each office as a member of
the Eminence Ladies Aid Society numerous times and
was heavily involved, along with the other members,
in making handmade craft and food items for the
annual bazaar. More than anything, she will be
greatly missed as a faithful servant at the
keyboard, blessing the congregation as her
personality was reflected in her style of playing.
In later years, she enjoyed collecting and playing
antique piano sheet music. She also volunteered her
time assisting with tasks at the Atlanta Museum.
In the last two years since receiving her
diagnosis, she was an excellent example of courage
and strength to all who know her as she continued to
fight back every time her health tried to knock her
down. Prayers for her healing have been answered, as
the ultimate answer is heaven.
The family thanks Dr. Pete, Dr. Phil and all of
the many staff members who served Julia at the
Hopedale Hospital, Nursing Home and Commons. Their
generous care helped make the best of a difficult
Memorials may be made to the Eminence Ladies Aid
Society, the Atlanta Rescue Squad or the building
fund at Hopedale Hospital.
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