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Jerry Woodard Black



AAFA #0134

1919 MS –1998 TX


Jerry Black at Hughes Tool, August 1979


Jerry & Katherine Black, 45th Anniversary, 1989

Photos from their daughter, Susanne Black Behrens



Source unknown, but probably:


Houston, Harris Co., TX—Monday, 12 January 1998


            Jerry Woodard Black, Sr., 78, of Houston passed away January 11, 1998.

            Jerry was born January 14, 1919 in Scobey, MS. He moved to Houston in 1941 where he worked for Hughes Tool Company for 43 years. Jerry served in the Navy during W.W.II as a First Class Machinist.

            He is preceded in death by a son, Leslie; mother, Nellie Dogan Black Hodges; step-father, Elmer Hodges; father, Roy W. Black, and brother, Roy W. Black.

            Jerry is survived by hks wife of 53 years, Katherine Yantz Black; daughter Susanne Behrens, of Houston; daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Charles Tucker, Pearland; daughter and son-in-law Shelley and Henry Chudej, St. Lawrence; and son and daughter-in-law Jerry Jr. and Sheila Black, Pearland. Jerry’s twelve grandchildren will miss him greatly. Kimberly Behrens Lewis, Troy Behrens, Cory and Laura Tucker, Kelley, Lindsey, Blake, Brittney, and Brett Chudej; and Keri, Jerry III, and Branden Black.

            Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The mass of Christian burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 1998, at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland. The interment will follow in the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for the Retarded, 2550 W. Dallas, 77019.



Photos from Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX—

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil Vaden Jr.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jerry W. Black (SS# issued in MS), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX

            Jerry was the Alford descendant, but his wife Katherine was the genealogist

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820).

            His Alford lineage, from his closest Alford ancestor, his great-great-grandmother: Susan 1808 NC5, Cade 1771 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.