Matilda Jackson Floyd also known as Tilly was born on June 9,1960 in Pittsburgh PA at Magee Hospital. In her youth she attended Crescent Elementary School then later graduated from Westinghouse High School. On September 7, 2010 she married James Floyd, her longtime friend who she shared countless memories with. Her love for people led to her profession in the nursing field. She later pursued her calling in childcare because of her great admiration for the wellbeing of children. She returned home to the Lord on May 3, 2020.
Tilly visited FaithTemple Lighthouse Church occasionally. She later became a member at Rodman Missionary Baptist Church. She solidified her commitment to the Lord through prayer and helping others. “Memba’s” & “Mrs. Hollywood” are the names given to her over the years by her siblings. She was a beautiful person even though she was loud. Tilly had a special gift that brought joy to all who entered her circle regardless if she knew them or not. She poured herself into the life of all she came around from laughter to celebrating or just simply a loving embrace. Her radiant personality blossomed wherever she went. Her love has shaped us in so many ways that will always keep us connected. She was very personable and got along with everyone. Tilly was a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and grandmother. She was so down to earth; talking to her was like taking a breath of fresh air. Tilly was full of life, multifaceted energies that are known to brighten anyone’s day and she was such a free spirit. She inspired us all to be a better person, one who can love and not judge. One thing we will always remember about Tilly is that her children, grandchildren and husband were truly the heartbeat of her life.
Tilly departed from this earth leaving to cherish her memories James, her loving Husband; Children, Maurice,Markita, Lacoasia, Janet and Shawn; Mother, Johnnie Mae Jackson; Father, William Gaines; Siblings Francine, Melvin, Colista and Sandra and a host of other family members and friends. Matilda was preceded in death by her son Mark and daughter Derica. Bothers; Willie, William and Michael.
“You are appreciated, don't you know we love you sweet lady”
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