Wife of Steve Augustus Alford, Jr., AAFA #0190



Photo from Rabenhorst Funeral Homes



Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 27 July 2008


            Alford, Kate P. “Nana”—A resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 3 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, at home with Tim, Jane and Paralee at her side. She was 87 and a native of Morgan City. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., on Monday, July 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting will resume Tuesday, July 29, at Grace Baptist Church, 630 Richland Ave., from 10:30 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. John Harris, the Rev. Kelly Fitzgerald and the Rev. Don Perkins. Burial will follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            She is survived by a daughter, Paralee F. Alford, of Baton Rouge; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy L. and Jane B. Alford, of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren, Mary Melissa Richmond, of Baton Rouge, Joshua B. Alford, of Charleston, S.C., Tyler C. Alford, of Kearney, N.E., and Steve A. Alford IV, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and five great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve A. Alford Jr.; and a son, Steve A. Alford III.

            Pallbearers will be Joshua B. Alford, Tyler C. Alford, Steve A. Alford IV, Michael Richmond, Richard Streb and Lee Nettles. Honorary pallbearers are the judges of the 19th Judicial District Court.

            She was a graduate of Morgan City High School and Southwestern Louisiana Institute. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, PEO and Ikebana International Baton Rouge Chapter 42. “Farther along we’ll know all about it, farther along we’ll understand why.” Nana received all the answers on July 26, at 3 a.m. with Tim, Paralee and Jane at her bedside. It was a peaceful end to a life so full that it would take days and volumes to chronicle. She was a lady of rare dignity and grace who truly touched the lives of all she met and never met a stranger. The faithfulness of her friends was a testimony to the love she enjoyed and it buoyed her in her final days. Her love of family was boundless and her energy extraordinary. She had “things to do” right until the very end, working in her beloved garden and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Hospice of Baton Rouge.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kate P. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 March 1921, last residence Baton Rouge, LA.

We included the obituaries of her husband, Steve Augustus Alford Jr.; and her son Steve Augustus Alford III in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Her husband’s lineage: Steve Augustus 1920 TX1, Steve Augustus 1892 LA2, Arthur Colley 1869 LA3, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.