Mrs. Agnes Tommesenia Johnson Floyd was the firstborn child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lenue Johnson and Mamie Johnson Page. She was raised in Nichols, SC, where she attended Marion County Public Schools and joined First Friendship Baptist Church at an early age. Mrs. Tommie, as she was affectionally known, was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many. She spent most of her early years in dedicated service to her church and community. For more than 40 years, she was employed by Marvel Lighting Company in Mullins where she helped to start the first unionized organization under the leadership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
She was a graduate of Palmetto High School, Class of 1954 where, as an academic scholar, she played basketball. In 1954 she married the late Mr. Refus (Bud) Floyd, Jr. and to this union four daughters were born.
She was the first African American to be elected to the Nichols Town Council and the first woman to hold the position as the Mayor Pro tempore, for which she held for 38 years until she retired in 2018. She was honored with a parade and the Keys to the Town of Nichols in 2007. As an Entrepreneur, she established the Floyd's Daycare that she operated for more than 10 years. She was a member of the Friends and Alumni Association of Palmetto High School and one of the founding Palmetto Alumni Pioneers. She was a devoted member of the Sunshine Tent #8 and the Progressive Chapter 104 Order of the Eastern Star. At Friendship, she served in many capacities. She was President of the Senior Choir, served as an usher, Senior Missionary, Sunday School teacher, member of the Cluster and a former Deaconess.
She was proceeded in death by both parents Lenue and Mamie as well as her stepfather Lonnie Page, and brothers Roland (Tommie Jean) Johnson, Dan Page, Harry Page, Jack Page and Lonnie Page, Jr., several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-laws. She leaves to reminisce fond memories, her daughters Cynthia (the late Robert) Tucker and Delphia Gause of the home, Lorrie Gayle (the late William (Greg)) Gregory and Gerrole Floyd of Columbia, SC; three sisters Nellie (the late Leroy) Smith and Gloria Page of Nichols and Margie Lawrence of Queens, New York; four brothers: Leonzia Johnson and Willie Page of Nichols, Don (Ophelia) Page of New Jersey and Alan (Marverne) Page of Mullins. Three sisters-in-law: Mrs. Ruth Sands, Mrs. Beulah Floyd and Mrs. Dorothy Floyd. She cherished all eight grandchildren, Nakia (Kevin) Corbin, Maurice (Alexa) Tucker, Tomeka Gause, William (Jerrecia) Gregory, Elliot and Donovan Carmichael, Britnee Gregory, and Jonathon Floyd, and her eight great-grandchildren: Jalen, Devin, and Jordyn Morris, Kade Corbin, Keith and Makayla Gause, William A. Gregory, III and Iris A. Gregory-Burchett. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. And special friends Ms. Doris Carmichael, Ms. Helen Hodge, Ms. Juanita Paige, Mrs. Eva Mae Lee, Dr. Lauretha Hodge and the many friends and co-workers from Marvel Lighting Company.
The family would like to thank the staff of the McLeod Health Hospital, Presbyterian Rehabilitation Center, and the Homestead Hospice Care Facility all of Florence, SC with a special thanks to her Hospice Nurse, Mrs. Nicole Reid and all the other acts of kindness and consideration shown to them during the transition of their beloved mother, Mrs. Tommesenia J. Floyd.
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