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Updated: 04/27/2014 08:00:01AM

Joleen L. Floyd

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Joleen L. Floyd, 55, of North Port, Fla., passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, after a six-year battle with cancer.

She was born Aug. 16, 1958, in Ramstein, Germany.

Joleen graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in construction management. She worked at Brown & Root as an Estimator. Following the birth of her second son, Ryan, who was diagnosed with Autism, she dedicated her life as his loving caregiver.

Joleen is survived by her two sons, Richard and Ryan, both of North Port; a sister, Anne McGaughey of Springfield, Ga.; a niece, Kimberly Burns of Guyton, Ga.; and a nephew, Dusty McGaughey of Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney, who passed away Jan. 22 of this year; and her parents, MacKenzie and Erleen Lunan.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Farley Funeral Home in North Port. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540. To send condolences, please visit

The family would like to personally thank Susan Weldy and Linda Olen for all of their support during this difficult time.

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