Obituary for Lieutenant Steven R. Floyd Sr.
Steven Romell Floyd was born in Lewes, Delaware to Sharon Floyd and Steven Harmon. Steven departed this life on February 2nd, 2017. He was raised in Millsboro, Delaware and attended Sussex Central Senior High School.
Upon graduation, he joined the United States Army where he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class. Upon ending his military career, Steven moved with his family back to Delaware. For the past 16 years Steven was a Corrections Officer for the State of Delaware Department of Corrections. His entire career, he worked at the James T. Vaughn Corrections Center in Smyrna, Delaware. During his time there he received many accolades including, and most recently, the Warden's Award for Outstanding Performance.
Steven dedicated his life to his family, his career, and his community. In 1995, he joined the PHA Masonic Order through Temple Lodge #8 in Milford, Delaware. He served as Temple Lodge #8's Worshipful Master for 5 years. From there he went on to become a member of G. Oscar Carrington Consistory #93, Rock of Ages Chapter #15 Order of Eastern Star, Mount Moriah #5 Holy Royal Arch Masons, and Suakim Temple #60. In 2007, he became a charter member of Fez Temple #231 in Dover, DE and in 2011, he was elected Illustrious Potentate. He served as Imperial Advisor of the Desert. Steven also is a member of William H. Barrett Council #28 Royal & Select Masters, and Antioch Commandery #7 Knights Templar.
Through these organizations, Steven provided both outreach and uplift to his community. Steven used his steadfast and strong personality to become an advocate for the kind of change only most people talk about. He was readily involved with providing donations for back to school and sports programs, organizing community unity events, and many programs that supported our homeless and veterans. He also supported diabetes, breast cancer, and other life threatening disease awareness through education and fundraising.
In life, Steven enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, having a good laugh, and always was the sharpest dresser in the room. He loved his family and adored his two young grandsons. Many will remember Steven R. Floyd Sr. for his smile, and encouraging nature.
Steven leaves his beloved wife of 28 years, Saundra (Powell); his daughter, Candyss Floyd-White and her husband (Tyree); his son, Steven, Jr.; daughter, Chyvante' (Baby Girl), and two young grandsons, Bryson Maurice and Caison Josiah. He is also survived by his grandmother, Gladys Wise; his parents, Sharon Floyd and Steven Harmon; his sisters, and their husbands, Sharon Davis (Robert) and Shavaughn Felder (Leondra). Steven also leaves several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and extended family.