Lloyd Alvin McElroy, surrounded by his loving family, went to be with the Lord in the early morning of December 17, 2019. Lloyd had fought an extended battle with leukemia. He was born on March 2, 1934, in Trenton, Florida to Carlton Lawrence McElroy and Jemae Curry McElroy. He was raised a faithful Baptist who wouldn’t hesitate to make sure that those around him understood a God driven life. He graduated High School and fostered a love of numbers, then made a life with his only love, Jewel Quincey McElroy. His greatest pride and joy was in the family they created. From serving others through the sales of insurance, growing watermelons, keeping a regular garden, and raising cattle, he lived a full life that served as a model to others. His life experiences were vast but his work ethic and will to fight carried him through for more than a year in his fight against cancer. He knew there was a time for everything: a time to be stern, a time to love, a time to be humorous, a time to be serious, a time to live, and a time to die. His faith in the Lord was ever present and preached to all those around him, creating a lasting impact to anyone that came his way. He knew his ultimate destination. He lived life with purpose: making himself ready for the day (cap on top, button up shirt, jeans, boots, and hair meticulously combed over), eating an Oreo with a Coke, tending his farm, and preaching his wisdom on politics or religion.
To carry on his legacy is his wife, Jewel Quincey McElroy; three sons: Mikell & Brenda McElroy, Mitchell & Ginger McElroy, and Miles & Michelle McElroy; 5 grandchildren: Marci McElroy Long, Miranda McElroy, Mason McElroy, Quincey McElroy, and Ella McElroy. He was loved by many and will be remembered by all.
Funeral Services for Mr. McElroy will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Watson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Billy Philman officiating. Interment to follow at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90TH Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606 and designate for Chiefland Haven Hospice or online at beyourhaven.org.