MARY ELLEN ALFORD
1946 TX – 2014 TX
Photo from Forest Lawn Funeral
Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Mary Ellen Martin (Alford) died suddenly April
26, 2014 after a valiant life-long struggle with MS.
She was born in Beaumont, TX on October 11, 1946
to Jack and Kathryn Alford. She graduated from South Park High School in May
She married Gerald L. Martin on May 30, 1969,
becoming a Navy wife for 8 years before returning to Beaumont. All together,
they enjoyed nearly 45 wonderful years. In that time the Lord blessed them with
two beautiful daughters and 12 grandchildren.
She worked for 10 years in the Gray Campus
career center of Judson High School in San Antonio and was active as the Youth
Department Director at Parkhills Baptist when the girls were young. She was, by
the grace of God, born again at the age of 16 at South Park Baptist in Beaumont
and discipled by the great-aunt of her husband-to-be, known as Auntie Bo.
She leaves behind her faithful husband Gerald,
daughters Sheila Ryan and her husband Paul, of San Antonio. Kimberly Crook and
her husband Bill of Orlando, FL. A brother, Alan Alford and wife Carol of
Baytown, Tx. and her father Jack D. Alford of Beaumont, 12 grandchildren and
She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathryn
Memorial services were held at Churchill Baptist
Church in San Antonio at 2 PM on Tuesday. Graveside service will be held at
2:00 PM on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be
one hour prior to the service at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Photo from Forest Park
Memorial Park, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com
Permission granted by
the photographer, Mary Casey
NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.
We included the obituaries of her parents, Jack DeLaye Alford (AAFA #0543) and Julia
Kathryn Plake Alford, in Texas Obituaries.
Her lineage: Mary Ellen 1946 TX1, Jack
DeLaye 1922 TX2, Jasper Newell 1882 TN3, Nelson Ellis
1854 TN4, John William 1825 TN5, George Washington 1794
VA6, John 1760 VA7, William 1738 VA8, John