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Mr. Floyd Moncrief, Sr. was born May, 29, 1929, in Lake, Newton County, Ms to the late Mr. Lige and Mrs. Rosie Hornsby Moncrief. He was the 5th of 12 children.
He received his early education in the Newton County School. He was given the role of caregiver, babysitter as a youngster, interrupting his education. He was determined to not miss out on his education, so he would read encyclopedias, books, the bible to build his reading and vocabulary. He would practice writing to build his writing skills and often talked of furthering his education. The family later moved to Florida, where he continued to help his parents in raising his siblings. He often said what a difficult task it was because the work was extremely hard and very low wages.
While working and making his living, he met, beautiful Ms. Carrie Lee Mangum. After their courtship, they were married, October 27, 1951. That marriage lasted 69 years, until the passing of his wife, Mrs. Carrie Lee Mangum Moncrief on April 27, 2021. To this union, eleven children were born including two sets of twins. Their oldest granddaughter was raised as their own, making the total children twelve. Those children are: Mr. Floyd Moncrief, Jr. (deceased, Mrs. Bernice Moncrief), Jackson, MS; Mrs. Vickie Davis, (deceased, Mr. Roosevelt Davis), Jackson, MS; Ms. Delores Brock, Mrs. Gloria S. Davis (Howard)-our dad’s barber, Jackson, MS; Mrs. Prissie Jenkins (Robert), Jackson, MS; Ms. Brenda Tate, Jackson, MS; Ms. Rosemary Moncrief, Santa Clarita, CA; Mrs. Evon Lee (Larry), Jackson, MS; Ms. Evette Coleman, Dallas, TX; Mr. Jerry Moncrief, Jackson, MS; Mr. Perry Moncrief (Mary), Jackson, MS; Mrs. Stanyata Williams (Jeff), Jackson, MS.
Bro. Moncrief was a member of the 2nd Temple C.O.C.H. under the leadership of Eld. Lee P. Camper from 1959 and worked in many capacities until his health failed. He said in June 2022 that he wanted to come to church just one more time but that was not to be. Bro. Moncrief kept his spirit high and continued to pray for our pastor, Eld. Betram Goodloe, Sr., and the congregation. He urged the young pastors to keep their hands in God’s hands and that if they started right, they would end right. Full of wisdom and so much advice, but was mindful to only give as felt necessary. He will be fondly remembered at our church as a “no nonsense man of God” Besides his parents, he also have siblings whom predeceased him, Mr. John Moncrief, Mr. Willie Moncrief, Mr. George Ernest Moncrief, Mr. Edward Moore, Mr, James “Chef” Moncrief, Mrs. Valester Smith, Mrs. Maude Ruth Frisco, Ms. Ruby Jean Moncrief, Mrs. Annie Ree DeLoach, and 1 great great grand son, Baby Alex Brock.
Mr. Moncrief, leaves to remember and honor his and the late wife Mrs. Carrie Moncrief’s legacy, 27 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 2 great great grand children, 2 sisters: Mrs. Fannie Howell (John) Opa Locka, FL; Ms. Hattie Mitchell, New York, NY; 2 brothers-in-laws: Eld. Chester Mangum, Florence, MS; and Mr. Ben Mangum, Pearl, MS; 6 sisters- in- law: Mrs. Bessie Chancellor (Rudolph), Florence, MS; Mrs. Sue Nelson (Lee), Pearl, MS; Mrs. Clara Therrell (James), Brandon, MS; Mrs. Floreece Adkins (Homer), New Concord, OH; Mrs. Bonnie Blackmon (Robert), Brandon, MS; Mrs. Orris Mangum, Jackson, MS; and countless other relatives, friends and neighbors.
Visitation Hours will be held Friday 08/05/22 from 12-7 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home
Funeral Services will be held Saturday 08/06/22 at 11:00 a.m. in Peoples Funeral Home Chapel and proceed to Jones Memorial Garden located on 1899 Old Whitfield Road Pearl, MS 39208