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Frances Harriet Moody Floyd

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.


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A candle was lit in memory of Frances Harriet Floyd

Colin and Deborah Watson Sep 21 2021 7:03 PM

Ms Frances was a wonderful and patient lady. She helped me in the choir of St Thomas as I can't read music and she tutored me letting me gently know if I was off key. I mentioned to her that I had read a magazine somewhere and her cooking skills were mentioned and that I never knew that she was a local celebrity. Such a lovely lady. Deborah and I will miss her tremendously.

Coin Watson Sep 21 2021 7:01 PM

Ms. Frances was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was always happy to see whomever showed up at her door. To know her was to love her no matter how well you got to know her. She will be greatly missed by everyone that ever met her.

Trisha Davis Sep 21 2021 11:11 AM

Frances was a marvelous cook. Enjoyed many meals in Cameron at Miss Belle's Tea Room. Also I enjoyed playing bridge with her, Going to miss her.

Julianne McCracken Sep 19 2021 7:48 PM

Mrs. Frances was a kind and gracious lady. Her love and faith were evident always. We were privileged to have known her. Praying for her family's peace and comfort.

Deb & Dwight Thompson Sep 18 2021 3:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Harriet Floyd

Deb &Dwight Thompson Sep 18 2021 3:11 PM

My boys loved going to Ms. Francis's house to visit and help make cookies! She was a wonderful neighbor for many years. Praying for her family.

Diane Pearce Sep 18 2021 12:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Harriet Floyd

John Paul and Linda Johnson Sep 18 2021 9:35 AM