Floyd E. Norris Jr

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Floyd E. Norris Jr, passed away on January 5, 2022 in Mansfield, Ohio. Floyd was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1960 to Loretta and Floyd Norris Sr. He moved to Mansfield as a child and returned to New York City as a young adult. Floyd returned to Mansfield in 2016 where he lived until his passing.

Floyd spent his working years in the entertainment industry. He was a bodyguard to the stars including Rex Smith, Steven Tyler, and Luther Vandross. He also served as a tour manager for Guy, Billy Ocean and Linda Rodstadt. He was a producer and manager for several acts including Today and Redhead Kingpin. Floyd last worked at the Guardian where he developed a passion for truth and fact finding and refined his skills in storytelling. Floyd had a passion for the law and truth. He enjoyed spending his time reading the law and helping people with personal legal matters. He also enjoyed gardening and growing vegetables and herbs in his garden. He loved being a homeowner and took a lot of pride in his home and garden.

Floyd Jr. was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Eugnene Norris Sr.

Floyd is survived by his children, Jamila Caldwell, Shelby Norris and Cary Norris. He also leaves behind his mother, Reverend Loretta Norris who resides in Mansfield, Ohio and his 9 siblings Kevin Crews and Anthony (Diane), Jack, Johnny, Candace, Tilvada, Kenneth, Montez and Erica Norris and many cousins, nieces, and nephews; his significant other, Donna Green; special sister in law, Jacqueline Dixon Norris.

Memorial Service 11:00am Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). To stream the service, order flowers and to offer condolences to The NORRIS Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

Condolence Messages

  1. Debbie S Jefferson

    This really hurts we became good friends because are love for Rottweiler dogs. Plus he just started to help me with my puppy you will truly be missed rest in paradise

  2. Sending my Condolences to the Norris Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Christine Canada

    To the family I’m sorry for your lost..I knew him for years…very respectful young man..may he forever rip…the Canada..Cameron…Fuller..Pointer..and Reed families North End…rip king

  4. Florida remember the days we used to skate together I’m a million times we walk from 4th Street to Simpson I’m a middle after we had joy as we had together and your friendship where I would be found in my heart and my soul you are a great friend and a heck of a skater and a jokester I’ma miss you but I know God needed you cuz he had a flower to attend in his garden and he only got the best for the best miss you bro sound and and mind sincerely the Anderson Ringgold family

  5. We are joining with the entire Norris family in prayers. We have been North End neighbors for years. We pray that all your precious memories will help to lighten your hearts in the days to come. We will pray that God holds each of you close and grants you peace during this difficult time.

    Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  6. Floydremember the days we used to skate together a million times we walk from 4th Street to Simpson I’m a middle after we had joy as we had together and your friendship where I would be found in my heart and my soul you are a great friend and a heck of a skater and a jokester I’ma miss you but I know God needed you cuz he had a flower to attend in his garden and he only got the best for the best miss you bro sound and and mind sincerely the Anderson Ringgold family

  7. Sorry for your loss, praying for Ms Loretta and the entire family!

  8. Steve & Angela Page

    Sending our Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends of Floyd. Praying for Family ❤️

  9. Yolanda Allen and family

    My prayers and condolences are with the entire family.

  10. Kristin Porter-Race

    January 13, 2022
    “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

    Our hearts were saddened when we heard of the transition of Floyd E. Norris Jr. Our spirits rejoice in knowing that he is now with Almighty God in an eternity! We thank God for the life that he was blessed with. His presence, loving heart, kind spirit, and beautiful words, are sure to be missed. He was a delight to his family and friends. Someone who will be deeply missed by the many people that were divinely touched by his life.

    Be it further resolved that we, the members of the Kingdom Grace Fellowship Church family, will continue to intercede in prayer on behalf of your family. We love you and stand ready to assist you with any need. To his children; Jamila, Shelby, Carry, mother; Rev. Loretta Norris, siblings; Kevin, Anthony, Jack, Johnny, Candace, Tilvada, Kenneth, Montez, Erica. To Donna and Jaqueline, cousins, nieces, nephews; and the entire family however connected, we are standing in prayer on your behalf.

    Humbly submitted,

    Overseer E. Renea Collins, Founder/Senior Pastor
    The Leadership, and members of Kingdom Grace Fellowship Church
    Kingdom Grace Fellowship Church – Mansfield, Ohio

  11. Flora Jones Twyman

    Dear Loretta, and the entirety of the Floyd’s family. I send heartfelt condolence and empathy. Because of our Father in Heaven, as you all hold on to HIS unchanging hand, in time you will smile, even thru the misty eyes when you think of him, because of the memories. God Bless you all.

  12. Gwen and Chester Butler

    So sorry to hear. Sending heartfelt condolences to the Norris Family.

  13. Willette Coleman

    Praying for thte entire Morris family! That you find comfort and peace in the memories that your love one left for you! RIH

  14. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My sincere condolences to the Norris family. May God keep you in His care.

  15. The Black Family

    Condolences to the Norris family. As we get older alot of good friends from the neighborhood are passing on to our next home. See you on the other side friend

  16. Minister Behavior Bryant

    My sincere condolences to the entire Norris family, the pain of Floyd’s death is so devastating. Floyd will forever be loved & truly missed, and his smile, laughter, and tremendous sense of humor will remain in the hearts of all of us who knew him and loved him unconditionally.
    Floyd Sleep on dear friend and take your rest until we meet again.

  17. Jeanette Cameron Hess

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Norris Family. May god cover you and give you strength in times such as this. My family to yours we pray for you all.God’s grace and mercy will bring you through.

  18. Kimberly Brookins-Lindsay

    So sorry for the loss of a dear childhood friend and classmate. Weeping may endure for a night but Joy comes in the morning. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Yvette Valentine

    My condolence, love and prayers to the Norris family. May God’s love give you comfort during your time of sorrow.

  20. Jeff, Rosalanda, Willie Crittenden and Zonie McCowan

    We send our sincere condolences and sympathy to the entire family! May God give each of you peace and comfort during this time.

  21. To you the family of Floyd I would like to express my most sincere condolences to you. I have never met Floyd but I felt like I knew him because of the love, joy and happiness he brought to my good friend, my Sister from another, Donna. I have known Donna from since 2000 and I have seen her blossom since Floyd came into her life. Thank you family for accepting her into your lives and do know that she truly loves Floyd unconditionally. Floyd may not be present physically but he is in each of your hearts today and forever. There’s a special bond that will never disconnect. As hard as it may be right now, remember “to be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord.”

  22. To my aunt Loretta and my cousins, I send my love and sympathy for the loss of Floyd Jr. we can look back and be thankful for the time we were allotted to be the blessing and to be blessed by the gifts and kindness and selflessness he showed with his time here on earth. We are to be only a spark of generosity to those around us or those that are put in our path for a season. I just want to let you know my heart is with you as we all grieve the loss of another family member. All my love, your niece,
    cousin/ sister ,

  23. Sorry for your loss. Floyd used to babysit to me for my dad. He kept in touch sometimes when I still lived in Mansfield. He was such a wonderful person. R.I.H

  24. Rest In Peace Brother. Thanks buddy for the rott. I promise you I will take super good care of him. God’s blessed you and your family. Love you brother

  25. He was a great man. He gave me his Rottweiler. I’m taking very good care of him. Sure do him. I asked him to move in with me because I knew he was dying. I didn’t want him to be alone. Rest In Peace Brother. God Bless you.

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