Frances Moody Floyd, aged 91, of Sanford, passed peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Friday, the seventeenth of September, 2021.
She was born Frances Harriet Moody on the second of February, 1930, to Mary Laura Moody (née Hinson) and Claude Thomas Moody in Greensboro, North Carolina. She attended what was then the Women's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), and in 1955 married Dr. Harold
L. Floyd (1922-1983), with whom she raised three children. Following the passing of her husband she operated first a catering business, then Miss Belle's Tea Room in Cameron, North Carolina for many years. She had a sharp mind, and loved puzzles and games, especially crosswords and bridge. She served church and her community with open
hands and an open heart. One did not meet her without loving her.
She was preceded by her husband and by her son Tom (1959-2021), and is survived by her sons, Harold Lindsay "Lin" Floyd, Jr. and wife Gwen, and James Morgan "Jim" Floyd, Snr., four grandchildren — David Floyd, Jennifer Morgan Floyd, Daniel Floyd, and James Morgan Floyd, Jr. — and three great-grandchildren Kayla Floyd, Matthew
Floyd, and Levi Born. Her ashes will be interred with her husband's in the columbarium of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sanford, North Carolina, where her memorial service is to be held, at a time to be determined.
Memorial contributions can be made to St Thomas Episcopal Church, 312 N Steele St, Sanford, NC 27330.