Dwight Barrington Aligood Sr.

January 18, 1950April 8, 2014
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Dwight Barrington Aligood, Sr. “Gator” 1950-2014 Dwight “Gator” Barrington Aligood, Sr., 64 of Milton, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Dwight was born in Pensacola, FL on January 18, 1950 to James and Mary Lou Aligood and was a lifelong Escambia County resident. He was known as the “Bread Man” around town, he loved life and spending time with his family and friends. His parents; two brothers, Charlie Aligood and Jimmy Aligood and one granddaughter, Brittany Aligood preceded him in death. Survivors include his three sons, Dwight Barrington (Candace) Aligood, Jr., Foley, Al, Damon (Kristie) Aligood, Pensacola, FL and Alex Aligood, Pace, FL; two daughters, Angela Blackmon, Milton, FL, and Jamie (Carlos) Murdy, Pace, FL; two brothers, Roy (Susie) Aligood, Pensacola, FL and Johnny (Linda) Aligood, Pensacola, FL; three sisters, Linda Melton, Pensacola, FL, Beth McGowan, Pensacola, FL and Kathy (Starskey) Booker, Pensacola, FL; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Monday, April 14, 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:00am Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dwight Barrington Aligood Sr.

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February 13, 2015

It will soon be time for your guest book will be removed. I couldn't figure out why you would break a promise when in 40 years I knew if you promised something you would do it. Why did it take so long for me to realize you didn't break your promise. You were here the week before you left this world to a place where there's no diabetes, no doctors or sickness. I knew I heard you call me at 3:30 AM here not once but twice.You laughed when I told you and said I was dreaming. I wasn't , you were keeping your promise when you felt better you come to Orangeburg. You and Jack planned everything carefully to protect the ones you loved. The signs were all there, you apologized for everything we had been through, your last words to me were "I LOVE YOU". I will cherish forever those last three words. There are none so blind as those who can not see. You didn't want Alex to find you, I told you it didn't make sense when he was living with his sister. You fought so hard to adopt him, makes sense now. Damon said he cried for his grandpa, now he cries for his dad. Our baby girl, "little show no emotion ", she has emotion now. How I love seeing the balloons on your birthday. We started that with daddy,I never dream, almost 6 years later, birthday balloons to heaven would be sent to you. Jamie said she and Damon cried like babies. Damon has always been compassionate, that doesn't surprise me at all, Jamie, I told you emotional. I saw Rowdy Roddy Piper on a TV show a couple weeks ago. I picked my cell up to call you and tell you to change channels. I started to dial your number and the tears began to flow, I couldn't call you there would be no answer or somebody elses voice on the other end. My heart is heavy, the thing I feared most is now a reality. I was afraid to buried alone, be forgotten. Who will be by my side now ? Take my hand, hold me close and know I love you.

February 5, 2015

Linda Coleman Aligood

January 18, 2015

It's your birthday DBASR, you would have been 65, once again catching up with me !!! We teased each other about that four month span for 40 years. Kinda lost today , I know our children are too. We argued, we cried, a strange love that produced two beautiful children and add another one thru adoption. Your death still raw, unexpected yet I know the last word spoken were "I love you". Happy 65th Birthday Dwight , you are missed and loved.

Linda Coleman Aligood

January 6, 2015

Christmas is over and New Years, there were no lights or tree this year. Oh gosh, I love you and miss you so very much. Libby is having a boy, Aiden in April. I want to tell you so much, 3:30 am, the same time I heard you call my name on April 1st. I still believe that was when you took your last breath a week later. Uncle Roger will be home soon, he's in hospice care. I know Granny will be happy to have her boys home. Hug Jack for me, tell him I love him and miss him. Ilove you today more than I did yesterday but not as much as I will tomorrow.

December 8, 2014

8 months ago today was a day like any other with you, daddy. I came over to take care of your foot and it was my first day of nursing school. I was so excited and we joked about how I shouldn't have to do clinicals because I had all ready done pretty much everything. I didn't know how much life would change in the next 24 hours. Now we're approaching Christmas and it won't be the same... Merry Christmas, Daddy! I love you

Linda Aligood

November 3, 2014

sharing happy times and pictures with mother. Miss you more each dat.

Linda Aligood

November 2, 2014

I know if you see this you will know how my heart shattered when you left. Our baby girl s voice still echoes in my head. I saw too that Connie is with you along with Jack, your brothers, parents and many others. You will always be in my heart and just a whisper away. Loving you was bitter sweet but the love we shared for the children was awesome. Loving you and missing you more than anyone wi;; know. So many times I reach for the phone and start to call , then it's the truth that stings, God whispered your name and on the wings of a dove your soul went to heaven.

Linda Coleman Aligood

May 4, 2014

My heart aches, I thought we would be together always, we will be when I enter heaven and you are waiting on me.It's Dega day, you have the best seat in the house. We always had fun at Talladega,sometimes a little to much. Enjoy the race.Love from my heart to yours always

Linda Coleman Aligood

April 24, 2014

There have been many times I've reached for the phone to ask a question or to find out how our children are , then I realize you are no longer with us. When Daddy passed away I asked, who will love me now. Once again I fee; that way. I can picture us now having wheel chair races down Keyser lane. 40 yrs and I can't bring myself to say goodbye. I can say I'll meet you in heaven. Until then watch over the children, be their guardian angel. Many loved Gator but my husband was Dwight. It's easy to hide so no one will see my pain. I told you I heard you call my name at 3 A.M. How you laughed at me, now I wonder if that was the time Jesus called you home, I had one more gift from you, one that will stay with me forever. I did hear your voice call my name Forever in my heart is where you will stay. Love you always and a day, Linda

Brenda Cueno

April 17, 2014

Linda, we were so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Allen and Brenda Helton Cueno