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GENEVA SMITH LLOYD

June 26, 1933 ~ November 22, 2018 (age 85)

A homegoing celebration for Mrs. Geneva Smith Lloyd of Tampa, Florida who passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 will be held on Saturday, December 1st, 11:00 a.m. at New Mt. Zion M.B. Church Tampa, FL 33605, Rev. Larry Roundtree II, officiating. The interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. On June 26, 1933, the picturesque and tranquil settlement of Stuart Manor, Exuma came alive to the sounds of a beautiful baby girl named, Geneva.  “Gee,” as she was affectionately called, was the oldest of four children (two girls and two boys), born to James and Ethel Clarke-Smith (both deceased). Gee received her education at The Rokers Point All Age School.  As was the custom in those days, she left school at an early age. Being an industrious and striving individual, she relocated to New Providence to seek employment. While in New Providence she connected with her life-long partner, Cecil Lloyd Sr.  The union became the proud parents of Geletha, Willis, William, Janita, Annette, Susan, Cecil Jr. and Edward. Geneva was a dedicated and loving mother who worked tirelessly to ensure that her children were educated and cared for.  Together, she and Cecil built a happy home, raising their children in the nurture and admonition of God.  They were all taught to pursue excellence in everything, having the expression, “If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well,” often being repeated in their hearing.  That was their motto. Geneva began her employment with Ms. Cole at The Pepsi Cola Company and later she was employed with The French Family until her retirement. While in Nassau, Gee was a dedicated member of The Mt. Carey Union Baptist Church; where she served on The Usher Board, The Missionary Society and sang a melodious tenor in the Senior Choir and The Bahamas Baptist Union Choir. She was a member of The Bahamas Mothers’ Club in Fox Hill and also a member of The International Free and Accepted Modern Mason Order of The Eastern Star Lois Chapter #13 for over 40 years. Upon retirement, Geneva and her husband Cecil, relocated to Tampa, Florida. Gee’s moving to Florida did not stop her active involvement in church activities.  She was a dedicated member of the New Mt Zion Baptist Church in Tampa; she was a member of the Usher Board and often attended two Sunday morning service, until her health began to fail her.  Geneva fought valiantly to the end, often saying, ‘Ride out your storm,” ‘I am not gonna give up,” and “I am in the hand of the Master.”  Geneva has conquered her storm.  She has fought the good fight, she has finished the course and has kept the faith; her crown of righteousness awaits her. She is survived by:  Her husband: Cecil Lloyd Sr.; Children: Geletha Naomi Johnson, Rev. Dr. Willis L. Johnson (Dr. Yvette M. Johnson), Deacon William H. Johnson (Deaconness Oralee Johnson) Annette M. Lloyd (Larry Burrows), Susan M. Johnson (Glenville Johnson),Cecil Lloyd Jr., Edward Lloyd and Janita Romer (Joseph Romer).  Adopted daughters: Maureen and Sylvia McKenzie. Grandchildren: Inspector Leonardo (Shafegah), Lewayde (Andrea), J. Willis, Joshua (J’Mia), Rev. Joel (Thea), Jude, Deborah,  Giovanni, and Donte’ Johnson, Jamie Grant (Trez Grant),  Warren (Alexis), Anthea and Dearren Cartwright, Keithra (Meko Henfield), Noel and Rhodeshia Kelly, Georgette Smith, Ebony Lloyd, Geronimo (Annmarie) Romer; Monique(Jermaine) Fountain, Cheryl (Mark) Ambrister, Desiree and Charisma Romer. Great-grandchildren:, Jewel, Kaylyn, Destiny, Lewayde Jr, Asher, Joel Jr., and J’Leah Johnson, Daeshon,  Ja’Anthon, La Tia, Na’kaio, Gabriel, and Cynara Cartwright, Dajanae, Dejae, Jaee’lle Henfield, Paige and Latia, Ambrister, JJ Fountain, Jade and Jaider Romer. Sister: Fairlyn Smith; Brothers: Jerry (Sheila), Leonard Smith; Sisters-in-law: Ledoris Lloyd and Annamae Smith; Nieces: Leotha and Beryl Smith, Vivian and Valarie Lloyd (Tampa Fl), Laurece Marshall,; Nephews: Nicholas and Sidney Lloyd (Tampa, Fl,) Lorrie McKenzie, Craig Lloyd, Brian Smith, Deon Munroe, Hubert, Stanley, Demetrius, Lionel, Fred and Charles Smith, Lavorn, Leslie, Freeman Jr., Randolph, Marvin and John McKenzie, Annual Lloyd; Other friends and family: Rev. Larry Roundtree II, the New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Tampa Fl., Rev. Dr. Carrington S. Pinder and Rev. Sabrina Pinder, The St. John Native Baptist Society, the Blessed Hope Native Baptist Church family, The Bahamas Baptist Union of Churches, Rev. Warren Anderson, The Mt. Carey Union Baptist Church Family, Rev. Cedric Moss, the Kingdom Life Church Family, the  Galilee Academy, Galilee College and  St. Augustine’s College Families, Lowe’s Pharmacy Management and Staff, Man Power Scrap Metal, the Seagull Scrap Metal Family, Deacon Eddie and Yvonne Rolle, Barbara Riley (Tampa Fl), Rev. Cedric Smith, Elsiemae Smith, Dr. Sylvia Bethell, the extended families of King Lloyd, Raymond Lloyd, Newlon Lloyd, Gertrude McKenzie, Oser Rolle, Beulah Lloyd, Perlean Rolle, Ethlene Rolle, Viola Smith, Lenoris Ferguson.  Eloise Fernander, Rupert Gardiner and family, Shirley and Iva Clark and family, Ronnie Moore and family, Drs. James and Renee Peet-Iferenta, Norma Dean and Family, the Butler and Carey Families and the Foxdale Community, Livingston Smith, Rowena Johnson, Theresa, Althea, Kerlene and Grethal Lloyd, Myrtle Pinder, Euella Tucker and Rena Rolle, Millicent Wright, Children of the late Lenoris Ferguson, Betty Rolle, Rettamae Smith and Emmerene Williams and The family of the Ada Saunders. The visitation will be held on Friday, November 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.

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