Who was Larcenia Floyd? George Floyd had tattoo of his mother 'Miss Sissy' and was a perfect 'mama's boy'
'He showed us how to treat our mom and how to respect our mom,' George Floyd's brother Philonise said while testifying at the Derek Chauvin trial
During his testimony at the Derek Chauvin trial on Monday, April 12, 2021, George Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd welled up as he reminisced happy memories with his oldest brother. Calling him a 'mama's boy', Philonise Floyd showed the court a beautiful childhood picture of George with his mother. It was less than a year ago that the Floyd family laid their beloved George to rest. While gasping for breath, Floyd reportedly had called out for his mother, as confirmed by eyewitness Alyssa Funari.
"He would lay up onto her in the fetus position like he was still in the womb. Being around him, he showed us how to treat our mom and how to respect our mom. He just — he loved her so dearly," an emotional Philonise Floyd shared in court on Monday. George Floyd's mother Larcenia Floyd, fondly known as 'Miss Sissy' to her dear ones, passed away in 2018.
Who was Larcenia Floyd?
Born on February 25, 1947, Larcenia Jones was a native of New Hope in Wayne County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Henry B Jones and Laura Ann Stewart Jones. Larcenia was married to George Perry Floyd and was the mother of five children, according to Washington Post. George was the oldest among her children, whom she raised in Cuney Homes, a public housing complex in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Houston. After splitting from her husband, Larcenia raised her children alone amid immense hardships. At Cuney Homes, she was revered as an active member of the resident council and exercised a leadership role.
According to Arkansas Online, Larcenia worked at the 'Guidry's' burger stand where her son George was a regular visitor. "Sometimes we’d just go through there, and he’d go check on his mom and we would grab a burger or fries and a drink or something. It was a simple thing. Just going to check on his mom at work," shared a friend Herbert Mouton.
A FindMyGrave page dedicated to Larcenia noted her death date as May 30, 2018. She was buried at Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland, Brazoria County in Texas.
George Floyd had his mother's name tattooed on his stomach, which was also noted in his autopsy report.