December 17, 1935 - May 8, 2020
Burial Date: May 18, 2020
Funeral Home Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel
Interment Live Oak Memorial Park
Monday (05/18): Visitation – 10AM to 12PM – Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel; Interment – 1PM – Live Oak Memorial Park Cemetery
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Psalm 37:23 KJV
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
On Tuesday, December 17, 1935 was cold wintry day when Floyd Woolridge was born in Bunkie, Louisiana to the late John and Mary Voorhies Woolridge. Floyd was an only child and his family later moved to Beaumont, Texas when Floyd was a young child.
Floyd grew up in the South-end community of Beaumont where he attended elementary and junior high schools. He graduated as Charlton Pollard High School Class of 1955 Valedictorian.
Upon graduation from high school Floyd joined the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country for four years.
Floyd Woolridge, Sr. married his childhood sweetheart, Ora Lee Feast and God richly blessed their lives together for 65 years. To their union three sons were born, Floyd, Jr., Steven, Sr. and Nathan.
Floyd and Ora Lee were active and faithful members of St. Paul AME Church where they raised their boys. Floyd, and his wife, served and worked tirelessly in the church.
Floyd’s work ethic was impeccable and he worked for Annie O’Odo’s Neighborhood Grocery in the South-end, and as a butcher for Weingarten’s Grocery Store where he retired after more than 30 years of service. Not one to sit down he later went to work for Spidle Oil Company. Floyd always had a second job beginning in 1965..….He worked for Knighton Funeral Home and Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel as an attendant that spanned more than 40 years. Floyd left the funeral business to care for his ailing wife, Ora Lee who passed away on March 24, 2020.
Floyd’s life was well lived, and he will be greatly missed by his sons and their wives, Floyd, Jr. “Woody” and Patricia, Steven, Sr. and Kimberly Woolridge and Nathan and Robin Woolridge; his, brothers-in-law and their wives, Rev. Ernest, Sr. and Adell Antoine and Jeffrey and Georgia Antoine; his precious grandchildren, Steven, Jr., Brandon, Alesia, Peyton, Sage and Blake; great grandchildren, Reagan, Steven, III, Rylan, Carsen and Collen; a close and longtime family friend, Inell Brown; and a host of other relatives and friends. Also The Comeaux Family & Staff of Comeaux-Community Funeral Chapel.
Floyd transitioned from this earthly life to begin his eternal heavenly reward on Friday, May 8, 2020 at the home of his son and daughter-in-law who was his caretakers, Steven and Kimberly Woolridge.
On Monday, May 18, 2020 there will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel. Floyd will be laid to rest next to his beloved Ora Lee at Live Oak Memorial Park with military honors following the visitation under the direction of Comeaux-Community Funeral Chapel.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day. II Timothy 4:7-8