Maudena Floyd

Published 1:22 pm Friday, December 10, 2021

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Maudena Bulloch Floyd of Lithonia, Ga., passed from this life to her heavenly home on Friday evening, Dec. 3, 2021, following a brief illness.

Martha was born on Dec. 15, 1949, to the Rev. Frank Bulloch and Maudena Johnson Bulloch (who died in childbirth) and was then lovingly taken home by her uncle and aunt, Roy Lawrence Sr. and Elvie Johnson Lawrence, as their own child to raise. Martha is survived by her beloved son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy Lawrence (Law and Eleisa) Floyd; beloved daughter, Alisha Daneille Floyd; precious and adored granddaughter, Reagan Floyd; one sister, Patricia Lawrence (Rev. Gerald) Davis; brother, Freddie (Sheila) Lawrence; brother, Bob (Neta) Lawrence; brother, Bruce (Donna) Bulloch; step-siblings, Theresa (Pat) Paddock, Sandra (Sam) Ainsworth, Carmel (Compton) Grantham, and Silas Jenkins; a host of much loved nieces, nephews, cousins, great and great-great-nieces and nephews; several friends who were like family; and many others who were blessed to be one of Martha’s dear friends in this life.

What a heavenly reunion that must have been with those who went before her: her beloved Dad and Mom, Roy Sr. and Elvie Lawrence; sister, Evelyn Elsa Bulloch (survived by husband Rev. Donald) Knight; brother, Roy (Rhoda) Lawrence Jr.; brother, Sydney (Joyce) Lawrence; brother, Billy Ray Bulloch; sister, Sylvia Bulloch (Karl) Grumbach; biological parents, the Rev. Frank and Maudena Bulloch; and stepmother, Lanelle Bulloch.

Martha lived most of her adult life in the Atlanta, Ga., area, where she was the church secretary at DeKalb United Pentecostal Church for 30 years. Her talents were many and she was well known far and wide for the thousands of beautiful cards mailed across the nation filled with stickers, funny sayings, personalized messages, and notes of encouragement. Her annual Christmas letter was one of the most anticipated pieces of mail for the many of her family and friends fortunate enough to be on that mailing list. Martha also loved to travel and be with family and friends, especially her gorgeous little granddaughter, Reagan. Wherever Martha was there was sure to be lots of laughter, bedazzled and bejeweled sunglasses, and butterflies. Always gorgeous butterflies.

Two Celebration of Life services will be held. The first memorial will be held on Saturday morning, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. at DeKalb United Pentecostal Church, located at 1670 Juliette Road in Stone Mountain, Ga., with the Rev. Myron Wideman Sr., the Rev. Myron Wideman Jr., the Rev. Luke Camlic, and Bishop Donald L. Knight officiating. A viewing and memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church, located at 14532 Louisiana Highway 21 in Bogalusa, with the Rev. Travis Houston officiating. Interment will follow in the Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa. Bereavement services provided by Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home of Bogalusa.

In lieu of flowers to either location, donations may be made online at

Our hope and joy rests in the knowledge that we will meet our sweet Martha again on that Heavenly Shore!

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