Floyd Ruffin

September 26, 1935 – February 11, 2020


Floyd Ruffin, Sr., age 84, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Floyd was a life-long resident of Gibson.


Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation in the Magnolia Chapel at Chauvin Funeral Home on Friday, February 21, 2020 beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will resume Saturday, February 22, 2020 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery.


Floyd is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Annette Riley Ruffin; children, Tanya Ruffin Brown (Elliot), Floyd Ruffin, Jr., Tina Ruffin, Terrilyn Ruffin, Ferron Ruffin, Sr., Furnell Ruffin; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, John Celestine, Sr. and Gerald Ruffin.


Floyd is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Ruffin, Sr. and Daisy Bell Matthews; siblings, Rufus Ruffin, Jr., Larry Ruffin, Belvin Ruffin, Rutha Mae Daggs, Betty R. Johnson, Roland Payne, and Rosa Bell Wolfe.


Floyd was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren. Floyd was an avid fisherman, loved tending to his vegetable garden, and cutting his grass. Anyone who knew Floyd, knew he was very meticulous and took pride in his work. He was an operator at Transcontinental Gas and Pipeline of Gibson until his retirement. Floyd will be dearly missed by all and now rests in the arms of Jehovah God.


Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Floyd Ruffin.