Thressa Ann McMillan Floyd had a warrior spirit. She was a queen warrior ready for battle to defend her girls; a warrior fighting to maintain her independence throughout illness; and a warrior in her belief that she was redeemed by Christ.
Thressa transitioned from labor to her rest and heavenly reward on July 28, 2020. She was the fourth eldest of twelve children born to the late Montgomery McMillan and Erdie Lee McKoy McMillan. Her educational path included the much revered John H. Hayswood High School in Lumberton, North Carolina and Robeson Community College.
A young and spicy Thressa met her future husband Raeford around the tender age of sixteen and the two shared 35 years of marriage. The union nurtured five children of whom Thressa and Raeford were highly protective. The pair raised their four girls to respect the elders and to always put their best foot forward. Thressa also taught her girls to stand up for themselves.
She spent over two decades employed with the Converse Shoe Company from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, followed by a steady tenure with the Walmart Corporation. After her husband passed and the kids grew into adulthood, Walmart became her new place for community and family. Thressa loved serving her longtime church Bethany Presbyterian in many ways, from singing on the choir, to ushering, and serving meals on special occasions. In her later years she developed a love of travel but fondest of all was spending time with her adorable and beloved grandkids.
Thressa is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Dennis, and five siblings: Lydia, George, Tony (Copeland), Tommy, and Tina.
Left to treasure Thressa memories are: four daughters: Tammy (Tony) McNeil (Lumberton, NC), April-Darlene Floyd-Leake (Lumberton, NC), Rachel Floyd-Nelson (Atlanta, GA), and Robyn Floyd (Lumberton, NC); four sisters: Jacklyn, Melody, Geno, and Crystal; one brother, Clyde; three grandsons: Second LT. Lathan Nelson (Ft. Benning, GA), Jamal Leake (Lumberton), and Anray McNeil (Lumberton, NC); two granddaughters: Maya McNeil (Greenville, NC) and Mahogany Floyd (Lumberton, NC); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends will sorely miss her.
Thressa's fire and energy in the atmosphere cannot be extinguished.
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