OBITUARY

Brenda Gail Alford

July 27, 1943February 17, 2021

Brenda Gail Alford, age 77, of LaGrange, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at her home with her family at her side. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at graveside, Parkhill Cemetery. In keeping with efforts to prevent the spread of COVID19, please wear face coverings.

Brenda Alford was born on July 27th, 1943 in Columbus, Georgia, the daughter of The late Jimmie and Arcie Lee Greene. Brenda was the baby sibling of four. She met the love of her life, Carlton Alford Sr. when she was 12 years old. They married on August 19th, 1960. She was the most wonderful mother of four children.

She attended Jordan High School, growing up in the North Highland area. She retired from Fort Benning School system after 22 years of service. Prior to that, she worked at Columbus College as a secretary and sold Tupperware for many years.

Brenda Alford was a member of Fountain Church in LaGrange, Georgia. She attended Victory Heights Baptist Church in her younger years, as well as Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cataula, Georgia.

She loved her family and enjoyed having many family gatherings. The babies always brought smiles to her face. She enjoyed being part of the Knit Witz group in LaGrange and made many blankets for the babies in High-Risk Nursery at the Columbus Midtown Hospital. She enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, trips to Panama City Beach, Florida, and finding treasures at yard sales, which she was generous to share.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years (soulmate since she was 12) Carlton Alford Sr. of LaGrange Georgia. Four children, Wendy LaPierre (John) of Columbus; Melody Trevathan (Ronnie) of Columbus; Carlee Bland (Mark) of Fortson; and Carlton Alford Jr. of LaGrange. She has 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren are Mindi Anderson (Todd) of Columbus GA; Jeremy LaPierre (Tara) of Buford, GA; Melissa Shelley of Tucson, AZ; Pamela Lee (Gary) of Ellerslie, GA; Kyndal Hutto (Stone) of Cataula, GA; Melanie Kennedy (Kane) of Columbus, GA; Brian Trevathan (Brooke) of Hamilton, GA; Trevor Bland (Kendall) of Columbus, GA; Whitney Bland (James) of Columbus, GA; Brett Milam (Jamiraquoi) of Fortson, GA; Ivey Milam (Alex) of Fortson, GA; Blake Alford of Norwalk, CT. She is also survived by a sister, Dorothy Qualls of Ellerslie, GA; and sister-in-law Jean Greene of Ider, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in memory of Brenda Gail Alford be made to one of these charities:

  • FAMILY

  • Carlton Alford, Sr, Husband
  • Jimmie and Arcie Lee Greene, Parents (deceased)
  • Wendy LaPierre (John) of Columbus; Melody Trevathan (Ronnie) of Columbus; Carlee Bland (Mark) of Fortson; and Carlton Alford Jr. of LaGrange, Children
  • Mindi Anderson (Todd) of Columbus GA; Jeremy LaPierre (Tara) of Buford, GA; Melissa Shelley of Tucson, AZ; Pamela Lee (Gary) of Ellerslie, GA; Kyndal Hutto (Stone) of Cataula, GA; Melanie Kennedy (Kane) of Columbus, GA; Brian Trevathan (Brooke) of Hamilton, GA; Trevor Bland (Kendall) of Columbus, GA; Whitney Bland (James) of Columbus, GA; Brett Milam (Jamiraquoi) of Fortson, GA; Ivey Milam (Alex) of Fortson, GA; Blake Alford of Norwalk, CT., Grandchildren
  • Dorothy Qualls of Ellerslie, GA, Sister
  • Jean Greene of Ider, AL, Sister-in-law
  • Brenda Gail Alford also left behind 13 great-grandchildren

Services

27 February

Graveside Funeral Servce

2:00 pm

Park Hill Cemetery

4161 Macon Rd
Columbus, GA 31907

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Vicki Helms

February 20, 2021

We are praying for your family.
In Christ,
David and Vicki

Carlee Bland

February 20, 2021

My sweet mom,
I will miss you so much. You were the best wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. How you loved your family. How you loved all our family gatherings. And most of all how you loved the babies and kids how they always brought a smile to your face. We will miss you terribly.
Carlee

Rita Ford

February 19, 2021

Brenda was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever known! A true Southern Lady. She was so kind and generous. I will miss her dearly.
My thoughts and prayers are with her precious family. You took should good care of both Brenda and Carlton! May God bless each of you with comfort and peace.

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FROM THE FAMILY