|George Martin Alfred was born August 3, 1927, to the late George and Leontine L. Alfred. He departed this life on Friday, February 17, 1984, in New Orleans where he had served for four years.
George Alfred pastored various churches in the Louisiana Conference during his 19 years of service. During this time he moved across the conference, always dreaming of ways he could move his congregations toward continued growth. He was especially interested in the beautification of the physical structures. In almost every church he pastored, extensive renovations were done.
He was survived by his wife, Billie Jean; one son, Thomas A. Levy two daughters, Tangie and Monique Alfred and seven grandchildren, five sisters, six brothers-in-law, a mother-in-law, two uncles and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The words of Isaac Watts seem to reflect the life of George Alfred:
“I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath;
And when my voice is lost in death,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers.
My days of praise shall ne’er be past…….”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1984; p.193 By Roger Latham|