Ada “Lu” Bagley Floyd Rowland passed away on Saturday Feb 12, 2022, at Ayers Health & Rehab. She was 95 years old. Mrs. Lu was born August 11, 1926 to Albert Sydney Bagley & Zona Wood Bagley of Trenton, Florida. She graduated from Trenton High School, and was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist County. Shortly after high school she married Albert F Floyd Sr. of Trenton. They had four children. While raising their children in Gilchrist County, they believed in hard work and dedication. They opened and operated The Country Kitchen in Trenton and a family quail farm where they raised and sold quail to businesses and families of the Tri-county area. In 1985, Albert passed from a heart attack unexpectedly.
In 1988, Lu married Robert Carl Rowland of Trenton.
Over the years her hobbies included cooking for large and small crowds, sewing dresses for her grandchildren, and their baby dolls. She enjoyed the outdoors whether it be gardening, tending to her rose bushes or planting lilies. She enjoyed the outside air, and loved the afternoon sunsets. Not a day went by without her reading her Bible daily. She also loved listening to Gospel Music. She was always lending a helping hand to someone in need. She loved the Lord and her Family. She was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ, and a member of the Joyful Heart Quilting Club.
One of her favorite Scriptures: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and Love your neighbor as yourself.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert F Floyd, Sr.; husband, Robert Carl Rowland; parents, Albert & Zona Bagley; still born infant son, Thomas Doran Floyd; brother, Travis Bagley; daughter-in-law, Irene Cannon Floyd; and grandson, Todd Floyd
Mrs. Lu is survived by her son, Albert Fredrick Floyd Jr. of Alachua; daughter, Linda Gail Floyd Philman (Keith) of Bell, and Reese (Lisa) Rowland of Trenton; grandchildren, Sheree Lewis of Alachua, Robin M Floyd of Alachua, Kelly J. Philman (Rachelle) of Bell, Krystal L Philman Holley (Todd) of Bell, Brett (Jenna) Rowland of Trenton, and Sarah (Matt) Bradley of Trenton; great grandchildren, Zachary Lewis of Alachua, Alysha Lewis Bruner of Alachua, Easton-Luke of Alachua, Kason Philman of Bell, Shawn Holley (Maddi) of Gainesville, Abbie Gail Holley of Bell, and three other great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren, Amy & Aubrey both of Alachua; a host of extended family also survive.
A funeral to honor Mrs. Lu’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 16, at 10:30 am at Watson-Milton Funeral Home, Trenton. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Tuesday, February 15, from 6-8:00 pm at the funeral home. Her interment will be at Center Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson-Milton, Trenton. 352-463-8888. www.WatsonMilton.com
For those wanting to prepare food for the family, they are receiving food at the River House. 56 NE 931st Brandford, FL 32008