In Loving Memory of Leroy Bloomfield
May 10, 1934 - February 27, 2020
Leroy Bloomfield was born on May 10, 1934, to the late Chasel and Daisy Bloomfield, in Marlboro County, South Carolina. He was seventh of twelve children. Leroy accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
Leroy Bloomfield aka "Push" which was his pen name in high school; he attended Leak Street High School formally named "Rockingham Colored High School" during the segregation period. He was known as "Roy" by his family. His motto was: "All that I am and hope to be, I owe all to my mother, Daisy Bloomfield."
He graduated from Leak Street High School in 1953. After high school, Leroy enlisted into the United States Army in August of 1954. He was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He served in the Korean War from 1954 to 1956. Leroy was a Paratrooper jumping out of airplanes. After his Army stint, he went to New Jersey for a brief time. From there, he moved to Los Angeles, California. He worked for Rockwell Industries before he started his own business, Normandie Liquor Store.
Leroy was a quiet and reserved man and loved attending family gatherings. As an Entrepreneur, he loved making money. Coming from Rockingham, North Carolina, Leroy strived to live in an affluent city where most African Americans did not live. The City of Altadena Hills was his home.
He was very passionate about being his own boss and being successful in all his business ventures. He has had the opportunity of having his own Liquor Store, Laundromat, Laundry Service, Check Cashing Place, Gardening Service, Bar-b-que Restaurant, Meat Market, and his own Catering Truck.
In the later years, his family and extended family in Los Angeles nicknamed him "Pops."
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Bloomfield, his brothers: Otis, James, and Daniel Bloomfield; his sisters: Addie Mae Bloomfield, Ola Bloomfield Brown, Mary
Bloomfield Jay, and Etta Mae Bloomfield Ratliff.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories: two sons, Leroy (Sharon) Welcome of Los Angeles, CA, and Bryan Bloomfield of Santa Clarita, CA, a nephew, Alphonso (Tiffany) Bloomfield of Marino Valley, CA, six grandchildren: Bryan Alexander Bloomfield of Washington D.C., Nyla Renee Bloomfield of Los Angeles, CA, Kiara Monique Rush of Los Angeles, CA, Alfonso Bloomfield Jr., Arnez Bloomfield, and Hevani Feao all of Marino Valley, CA; two sisters: Rebecca Chapman of Capitol Heights, MD, and Sarah Bobby of Los Angeles, CA; two brothers: Coy (Johnsye) Bloomfield of Rockingham, NC; and Samuel (Mary) Bloomfield of Forestville, MD; one sister-in-law, Shirley Bloomfield of Rockingham, NC and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Leroy Bloomfield was loved and will truly be missed.