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Leroy MappLeroy �Turnaround� Mapp, 99, resident of Gulfport, MS, passed away, October 17, 2013 at his home. He was born September 29, 1914, the Son of Quilla Mapp and Jannie Mecalf and raised by his grandmother Ophelia Cleveland. He was born in Newton, MS, where he lived his child life. He later moved to Gulfport, MS until Our Master called him home. �Turnaround� spent his working career in Construction, but his love was fishing and gardening. His favorite spot was the Bay St. Louis Bridge catching those big sheep head fish. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lee Easter Abram, Essie Mae Jones, and Ophelia Taylor Hudson; brothers, Frank Taylor, Earlie Taylor, and Leo Taylor; and his devoted wife Lucille F. Mapp; step-daughter Pauline Floyd; step-sons, Johnnie Bolden, Willie Floyd Sr., and James Floyd; step-grandson, Willie �Cannonball� Floyd Jr. He leaves to cherish many fond memories to his sister, Milria Etria James of New Orleans, LA; daughters, Irma (Bernard) Andrews of Gulfport, MS and Gwen Alexander of Gulfport, MS; step-sons, Calvin (Betty) Floyd of Gainesville, FL, and Thomas Floyd Jr. of Englewood, CA; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Leroy Mapp will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior. The family of Mr. Leroy Mapp has entrusted his care to the professional staff of RICHMOND-AUGUST FUNERAL HOME.
Wanted to say bye to a very special man.It was a privlage and a honour to work with such a man.You had a heart of gold,and was very special to me,as we both had a love of construction and fishing.You will be sincerely missed and you are in a much better place than we are now.You are helping the Lord to build more homes.Love you turnaround,Sincerely,John and Joan Welford
John Andrew Welford Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM
To the Family of Mr. Mapp I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your love one,. The Bible tells us of a promise at John 5:28,29; that we all can look forward to, this is a wonderful promise we will soon be with our loved one again, I know I look for this day. Hope you too can fine some comfort to help with the pain you are going through. keeping you all in my prayers.
Y Matthews Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM