The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., June 14, 2020 at the Leslie Civic Center, 173 East Allen Street, Leslie, Georgia. The remains will lay in state at the center from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service. Please be aware of the CDC regulations.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates to limit the number of attendees at all services at this time. We are limiting the number of attendees to no more than 10 at the funeral home chapel services and graveside services. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
Deacon Floyd Deriso was born in Lee County, Georgia to the late Arthur Deriso and the late Arlena Worth Deriso. He acquired his education in the public school system of Lee County. He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, Lula Mae Deriso Garry, Jessie Mae Deriso Stevens, Willie James Deriso and Frank Deriso.
At an early age he joined the St. John Baptist Church of Lee County where he served on the Deacon Board Ministry, President of the Church Choir for forty years and a great supporter of every facet of the church he loved so well. He was president of the Everready Spiritual Aires. He enjoyed welding and making his designer barbecue grills. He was co-founder of Freedom Harvest Senior Citizen Out Reach Ministry. He enjoyed all sports and was a great supporter of the local community little league teams.
He was united in holy matrimony January 23, 1967 to his one and only love the former Georgia Watts. To this union they were blessed with six children, one daughter preceded him in death, Shamona Davis, and two grandchildren Nakita Deriso and Anthony Deriso III. He loved his family unconditionally and that love was reciprocated. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believe in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
Left with many fantastic memories and unforgettable love include his beloved wife of fifty three years, Dr. Georgia Watts Deriso, DeSoto, Georgia; his children and their spouses, Jacqueline (Calvin) King, LaSondra (Larry) Milledge, Anthony (Eula) Deriso, Farenza Deriso and Kelsey (Denise) Deriso; twenty one grandchildren and ten great grandchildren: his sisters and brothers and their spouses, Vickie Mathis, McArthur Deriso, Arthur (Betty) Deriso, Dorothy (Walter) Fuller, Bertha Deriso Ray and Rena Watts; godfather Jack Miller; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Auther Mae Williams, Reverend Jessie (Louise) Watts, David Watts, Randy Walker, all of DeSoto, Georgia, Evangelist Anthony (LaShunda) Walker, Fayetteville, Georgia Mary Alice (Ward) Wilson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pearlie High Deriso, Americus, Georgia and Doshia Mitchell, Columbus, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including two devoted friends, James McCrary and Johnny Davis.