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Julie Lanelle Friday Floyd, lovingly known as “Nell” by her family and close friends, was born on July 5, 1971, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, NC to her loving parents Cynthia Friday Mason (Perry) and the late Joseph Brooks, Sr. Julie gained her wings on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.  

 Her Family
 She was preceded in death by her sister, Candice E. Brooks, paternal grandparents, Paul and Azalene Brooks, and maternal grandfather, Abel L. Friday. She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Orlisha Floyd and Tra`Mya Dawkins, both of Gastonia, two sons, Orlando Floyd, Jr. of New Orleans, Louisiana and Ju`quorian Friday of Gastonia, and grandson, Kajari Floyd of Gastonia, her siblings, Troy A. Friday (Angela) of Detroit, Michigan, Marsha Friday (Curtis), Charisma Friday Byrd (Tyrone), Monica Friday Fairfax (Keith), all of Gastonia, Brandi Brooks of Dallas, Joey Brooks of Gastonia, Taniekia Coleman of Aviano, Italy, Treavor Mills (Thomas), Rhonda Glenn (Jeff) and Tondra Boyce, all of Gastonia, her grandmother, Tula Mae Friday of Gastonia, her great-aunt, Betty Lou Jarrett of Gastonia, her in-laws, Ronald and Mary Floyd of Gastonia, three special friends, Elveria Hoke, Erika Bowens and Ramona Culbreth, all of Gastonia, her godchild, Teighler Allison of Gastonia, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Her memory is also lovingly cherished by her ex-husband and high school sweetheart, Orlando Floyd, and her special love of 20 years, Tyrone Dawkins.

 Her Ministry
 Julie was an active member of Christ Community Church and loved her church family. She enjoyed working on the Food Ministry, was a previous member of the Pastor’s Aide Committee, and the Daughters of Destiny Ministry.

 Her Career
 Julie graduated from Ashbrook Senior High School and was a proud member of the Class of 1989. As she enjoyed talking to and working with people, she began a career with McDonald’s, and worked there for several years as a Manager. She later was employed by Gaston County Schools as a Food Nutritionist and also by Dollar General as a Manager and Key Holder.  

 Her Life
 Julie was a strong, hardworking, loving mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. At the center of her heart were her children and her family, but she also had a deep passion for cooking. She was well known for putting everyone out of her kitchen. She loved cooking for everybody and was known in the community for taking care of anyone in need of her help.  Julie enjoyed shopping with Mary, her mother-in-law. She loved her shoes, purses, and her clothes. She was always a fashionable diva wherever she went. She was a fun, loving person to be around and enjoyed entertaining and showing her love to others by feeding them. Julie had a big heart and she never allowed anyone to go without anything if she could help it.  
Funeral: Wednesday; July 11, 2018; 3:00 p.m.; Christ Community Baptist Church-1128 N. Ransom Street, Gastonia

Visitation: one hour before the service at the church

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  • Sunday, July 8, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Sunday, July 8, 2018
    To Our Family, I Know this is A Very Difficult Time, But Know THAT God is Still IN CONTROL and As Long As We Continue To Give Him The Glory, We Will See Our Dear Sweet Julie Again! God Bless Each and Every One Of You! 🌹🙏🏽
    ~ Buster & Shannon Benton   Stanley, NC
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    Sorry for the family loss y'all are in our prayers Julie was a nice person from the time I meet her she always keep a smile on her face and IAM going to miss her from the Sanders family keep y'all heads up
    ~ Yashika Smith   Gastiona, NC
  • Sunday, July 8, 2018
    Please accept my sincere regrets for your loss. Death is never an easy thing to have to deal with, even Jesus himself wept when his friend Lazarus feel asleep in death and he knew he could resurrect him. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more, this is especially comforting since we know this scripture has to be referring to the earth because these things don't exist in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    ~ Lisa L   Gastonia, NC
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    Our hearts go out to the Friday family. Know that you are in our prayers and you have our deepest sympathy. Julia Friday Spivey & Kathy Friday Brown
    ~ Julia Friday-Spivey   Raleigh, NC
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    My Deepest Sympathy,to you Cynthia and family in the loss of your beloved daughter.May the comfort of God be with each of you. Carlotta C.Smith Winston Salem
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Julie was a great friend to me and just an all around beautiful, special, free hearted woman. We had so many fun times together and her food was so delicious! I will miss our heart to hearts, laughs, and times we used to cut up! My prayers and love to the family during this time. RIH, My Dear Friend! Love you, Sis!
    ~ Akisha Gowans   Kings Mountain, NC
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    We're so sorry you are mourning the loss of your dear loved one. Not much can soothe the pain this sorrow brings, but we hope the words of Psalms 34:18 can help some. It reads: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” We can rely on our loving God to provide comfort in these troublesome times. He also has made the Surprise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise! (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). This is Sure to come because everything God says, he does without fail (Isaiah 55:11). Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez