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Jannie Bernice Floyd Dec. 1, 1912 -- Feb. 12, 2006

Jannie Bernice Floyd, a Buffalo resident and active churchwoman, died Sunday in Niagara Lutheran Home after a lengthy illness. She was 93.

Born in Denmark, S.C., she came to Buffalo with her family in 1922. She graduated from School 32 and was a domestic worker until being hired by Curtiss-Wright Corp. as an airplane riveter during World War II.

After the war, she returned to domestic work until retiring around 1980 to care for her mother.

She was an active member of Friendship Baptist Church and its Sunday school, the Baptist Training Union and the Junior Choir. She was also a charter member of Friendship's first usher board, Usher Board No. 1.

Described as a kind and generous person, she was devoted to her family, enjoyed cooking and was known for her sweet potato pie.

She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy F. Harris of Cheektowaga; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Friendship Baptist Church, 402 Clinton St. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.


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