July 30, 1947 ~ August 19, 2013
Cheryl Floyd was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1947. She married James Floyd, Jr. on
February 10, 1968. She grew up in Kentucky, but moved to Tennessee upon marrying James
Floyd. They had two daughters, Shawnda Michele Gossage and Shannon Marie Floyd. Cheryl
was as an avid reader, lover of British comedies, and fan of Bob Dylan. She also loved
her adopted dog Ana. Cheryl started working in the history department at MTSU as an
executive aide and found joy in helping the students she encountered every day. Cheryl's
daughter Shannon described her as an incredible mother and best friend, "She took
on the role of mother to kids that needed a gentle and understanding soul to listen
to and love them."
Cheryl Floyd with Kathy Slager and History Department student workers.