NATHANIEL FLOYD, affectionately known as “Nate” by family and friends, was born on October 5, 1964 in Los Angeles, California. He was the eldest of three children born to Mary and Willie Floyd. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior at a very early age.
Nate received his formal education in Los Angeles, California. Afterwards, he enrolled at California State University, San Marcos (CSU San Marcos), where he continued his education, earning his Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology.
During his formative years, Nate developed a passion for playing basketball, which was just one of many interests he developed during his youth. One of his fondest memories, was being a mentor to both his younger brother and sister.
Nate worked for the San Diego County Sheriff Department and the UCSD Police Department where he enjoyed serving the community.
While attending college, Nate met the love of his life, Pamela Lovett. From their union, two children were born, Nick and Andrea.
Nate was a very passionate, dedicated, funny, hardworking and exceptional human being. He was also a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. His smile was contagious and he could light up any room. He always made everyone he came in contact with feel important. He loved watching the sunrise and being outdoors. Every day he would get up early to read his bible and watch the sunrise. He loved spending time with his family and being surrounded with love and support. He could not get enough of his grandson, Dominic. They were always together roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. Nate loved reading, cooking on the grill, and even busting out a couple of raps from Future, Drake or Nipsey.
Nate loved his job and loved giving back to the UCSD community. He took pride in helping others and always made sure to have a smile on his face no matter what life threw at him. He loved taking trips with his wife Pam to the South Pacific and the Caribbean Islands, where he enjoyed exploring cultures, traditions, tasting food, and most importantly, catching the sunrise together.
The Lord called Nate home on Friday, October 4, 2019, the day before his birthday. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Floyd.
He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Pamela; his son, Nicholas; daughter, Andrea; his mother, Mary Brown; his two brothers, Clint and Richard; his sister, Ramona; and grandson, Dominic and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.
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