Service Information:

July 30th, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Homes & Cemeteries South - Flowery Branch
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Mr. Gavin Ridge Stroud, 17

Mr. Gavin Ridge Stroud, 17

Born October 21, 2003, Gavin Ridge Stroud of Flowery Branch passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021.

As a student at Forest Park High School, Gavin enjoyed football and basketball. He had a passion for music.

Gavin is survived by his mother Etoya Makins, sisters Timber Stroud, Sandy Stroud, Montana Stroud, and Ryan Makins all of Flowery Branch; maternal grandmother Sandra Evans of Hoschton, GA, aunt Shayla Holmes and uncle Lateef Holmes of Winston, GA and uncle Darren Evans of Morrow, GA. Of his paternal family Joshua Stroud of Forest Park, GA, uncle Justin Stroud of Hampton, GA aunt Misty Stroud of Hampton, GA and his grandparents Mickey and Susan Stroud of Forest Park, GA. The extension of his family includes his brother Keegan Merrit of GA and sisters Kaylee Merritt Hutton and Kaitlyn Merrit Rost of Texas.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Memorial Park South Chapel located at Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolence to

Condolences 14
Tiffany & Runako Hull 2021-07-21 20:14:35
Hi, Etoya and family. I’am so sorry to hear of your son. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time of bereavement. Please let Timber know that KaJalene and I love her dearly and we are thinking of her.
The Garcia Family 2021-07-21 21:10:09
Our deepest condolences on the passing of Gavin. We are all heartbroken for your loss. Our entire family sends love and prayers..”Man knows no Pain or Sorrow in Heaven”
Tareka martin 2021-07-21 22:04:38
My heart will always have a space left by your passing. I will miss hearing your laughter I will miss the joy that your friendship bought . But I know in the Cirlce of life we will meet again . I love you Gavin 💕
Clear Carter 2021-07-21 22:32:30
Gavin Stroud.. a son, a brother, a best friend, and most importantly my little favorite cousin. I hope he lives in eternal peace now and know that his family is always with him wherever he goes. I love you Gavin forever and after.
Alyce 2021-07-21 22:41:58
Gavin was a sweet fun loving person who will be missed by me and everyone who knew him , i hope he rests in peace ❤️
Sue Youngblood (Azalea) 2021-07-22 19:02:34
Sandra, Etoya and your heart hurts for each of you...such a sad, tragic loss. Hugs and prayers...
Donna Ailey 2021-07-22 22:35:50
Sorry for your loss.Prayers for the family.Going to miss hearing your voice.R.I.P.Gavin Ridge.Aunt Donna loves you.
Joann allen 2021-07-25 17:44:53
We love you Josh and Susan Gavin was so sweet with the dogs he is at peace now God be with you
Morgan Wright 2021-07-26 13:46:20
Hi Etoya & Stroud Family, I had the pleasure of teaching Gavin in 8th grade English Language Arts a few years ago. Gavin had such a great heart, fun personality, and was loved by his peers. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I am praying for all of you and pray he rests in peace.
Bridget 2021-07-26 14:36:29
My heart goes out to you Etoya and your family. I am praying that God sends you strength and healing during this time. God is faithful and his love is everlasting🙏🏽🙏🏽Peace be with you.. We love you ❤️
Rochondria 2021-07-26 14:48:54
I wanted to offer my condolences to Etoya and the rest of the family. I am so sorry for the loss of Gavin. You all are in my heart and prayers.
Gail Dunlap 2021-07-26 19:44:37
Etoya and family I pray that God will comfort you himself,watch and guide over you like you've never experienced. My deepest condolences.
Helix Moore 2021-08-03 07:22:54
I dont know Gavin but heard through his grandmother. Please accept my condolences.
Mother Etoya 2021-08-09 09:21:40
There is no love that compares to the love of a child, I will miss and love you all the days of my life! I pray everyday that you are happy where you are, I talk to you everyday, because I miss you so much! It hurts...but time has to heal...but I'll never forget you...thank you to everyone who posted their love and support for Gavin! God bless you and rest in peace my beautiful son! I love you!
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