George Floyd’s Siblings Ranked Oldest to Youngest

George Floyd’s 4 Siblings Ranked Oldest to Youngest

George Floyd was an African American man who became known after his murder in 2020. He was brutally killed by a police officer who pressed his neck with his knee for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, eventually causing his death by suffocation.

George’s death caused protests throughout the USA and other countries outside America. Despite the many manifestations, police brutality in the US hasn’t stopped since then, and several other deaths have been recorded following George’s murder.

George Floyd was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 1973, to George Perry and Larcenia Jones Floyd. His parents split up when he was only two years old, and he went to live with his mother and older sister in the Cuney Homes public housing. The neighborhood was known as ‘Bricks’ and was located in Houston’s Third Ward, an African American area.

Here George grew up together with his four siblings. If you want to know more about his family, this is the right article. Below you will find a list of George Floyd’s siblings ranked oldest to youngest.

5. LaTonya Floyd (1969 – present)

Current Age (as of January 2023): c. 52/53 Years Old


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Latonya is Goerge’s oldest sibling, who was born in 1969. 

Not much is known about her, except that she started to cry out of joy when Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed her brother, was found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

Latonya decided not to watch the famous video where her brother was brutally assassinated. According to her, most of her family’s young members fear the US police. “When they see a police car, they will run and hide and holler. They think they’re going to get them and hurt them,” said LaTonya.

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Despite the events that led to her brother’s murder, Latonya still thinks most police officers are good people. This is why she is trying to pass the same belief to the kids and teens in her family. “I try to instill in their mind that everybody’s not bad. They’re all not bad. Actually, a lot of them are here to help you,(…) They say, ‘No, they won’t. They’re going to kill you. They’re going to beat you up and kill you.”

4. George Floyd (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020)

Age at time of death: 46 years, 7 months, 11 days
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA 
Profession: Truck driver and bouncer 


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George Floyd came into the world in 1973 and was killed in 2020. He was born in North Carolina but grew up in Houston.

George played both basketball and football in high school and later in college. He was the first of his siblings to attend university and enrolled in South Florida Community College, thanks to a football scholarship.

Between 1997 and 2005, George committed a total of eight crimes and was sentenced to four years in prison for aggravated robbery. In 2013 he was paroled and decided to change his life completely. He served as a mentor in his religious community and shared anti-violence videos on his social media pages.

In 2014, George moved to Minneapolis, where he lived in the St. Louis Park suburb. Here, he worked as both a truck driver and a bouncer until 2020, the year he lost his job.

Regarding his personal life, George had a total of five children, two daughters and three sons. He also had two grandchildren.

In the year 2020, Floyd was brutally killed by a police officer. On May 35, 2020, a Cub Foods grocery store employee called the police, thinking George had used a fake $20 bill. George sat in the police car with the other two passengers and was asked to get off so the officers could handcuff him.

He was handcuffed face down on the street while police officer Derek Chavin pressed his knee against his neck. Several passengers took video of the events, which made it possible to verify that the other two officers restrained George while a fourth one prevented passengers from intervening. Several passengers, including a firefighter, tried to stop the policemen without success.

During the events, George kept saying he could not breathe. In the final two minutes, he appeared unconscious. He was motionless and had no pulse. Despite this, Derek kept pushing his knee against his neck until the emergency medical technicians arrived to treat George, but it was too late.

On March 12, 2021, the Minneapolis city council approved $27 million as a settlement for George’s family. Derrek was obviously fired and sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison.

Following the murder, protests were held in the USA and the rest of the world despite the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the New York Times, these ended up being the largest protests in the States following the civil rights era.

Following George’s death, seven memorial services were held in his memory. Many colleges also created scholarships in his honor. Murals all over the world were also created to honor his life.

More recently, in May 2022, a book about George’s life called ‘His Name Is George Floyd’ was published by two journalists, Robert Samuels, working for the Washington Post, and Toluse Olorunnipa, a Nigerian-American. George was buried in Pearland, Texas, next to his mother.

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George’s family used to nickname him ‘Perry.’

3. Philonise Floyd (June 20, 1981 – present)

Current Age (as of January 2023): 41 years, 7 months, 7 days
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Profession: Truck driver 


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Philonise Floyd is one of George’s younger siblings. He was born in June 1981 and is now 40 years old.

Since he was a child, his mother taught him how to behave in his own country as an African American to avoid trouble with the police. According to Philonise, his mother’s lessons to survive were always to be polite and speak softly.

Philonise worked as a trucker and lived in Houston together with his family. Following the brutal murder of his brother, he became an activist for social justice. During the trial, he also testified about his brother’s love for his mother and his inability to cook.

During an interview, Philonise declared: “I had confronted racism before, but I always just tried to take the high road (…). When that officer killed him, my brother never got the chance to take the high road. Racism killed him. So now it is my duty to speak out.”Philonise has several kids and is married to a woman called Keeta, who is a few years older than him.

Unfortunately, Philonise had to work with the medical examiner during the trial and was asked to get through a graphic description of George’s autopsy. He also saw pictures of his brother’s organs, such as his exposed enlarged heart. “I could not stop crying(…). It was too much,” said Philonise.

The last time Philonise saw his brother was during their mother’s funeral in June 2018.

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Following his brother’s murder, Philonise and his family had to appear on TV screens all over the country. This was overwhelming for Philonise, who stated, “Everyone expects me to know what to say, (…) But this isn’t my field. I’m still learning.”

2. Rodney Floyd (1984 – present)

Current Age (as of January 2023): c. 38/39 years old 


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Rodney Floyd was one of George’s younger siblings. He was born in 1984. 

Rodney was present at  Derek Chauvin’s trial with his brother Philonise and other family members. Apart from this, not much is known about him.

1. Bridgett Floyd (November 10, 1990 – present)

Current Age (as of January 2023): 32 years, 2 months, 17 days
Birthplace: Clinton, North Carolina
Profession: Activist 


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Bridgett is George Floyd’s youngest sibling, as she was born in 1990. 

Following her brother’s death, she has been working tirelessly to keep his memory alive. “I feel like my brother sacrificed his life for the world,” she said during an interview.

One of the many ways in which Bridgett is trying to keep her brother’s memory alive is through a short film called The Gentle Giant, a production part of the Ad Council’s Love Has No Labels campaign.

Working on the project was extremely therapeutic for Bridgett. “I hope that this story will inspire and empower others to join the fight for justice and take meaningful action in different communities,” she said.

George’s youngest sister believes that despite her brother’s murder, police officers are still given more benefits and different treatment in the US. She also thinks that Derek Chauvin had to be sentenced to a longer time in prison.

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Despite everything, Bridget is happy her brother’s murder caused protests all over the US and brought the topic of police violence under the spotlight. “I’m glad that this wasn’t one of those situations where it was just swept under the rug,” she said.


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