- June 16, 1934 - November 1, 2012
- New Jersey
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Mary Alford was born on June 16, 1934 to the late Luddie Roberson and Uzell Jones. Mary was called home on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Mary Alford was educated in the North Carolina School System. She retired from Van Ness Plastics. Mary was much more than a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend she was a "Phenomenal Woman" who relocated from North Carolina to New Jersey in the late 50's in pursuit of a better way for her children. She planted her roots in Newark and from her roots sprang a tight family nourished with love. Mary was preceded in death by three sons Johnny, Jerome and Michael Alford and one son-in-law, Reginald Powell. Mary leaves to cherish her memory: five daughters, Geraldine Powell, Betty Small, Diane Alford, Francine Brown and Carol Braswell; one son, Tony Alford; three daughters-in-law, Gwendolyn Newsome-Alford, Jean Coleman-Alford and Edith Alford; one son-in-law, William Small; three sisters, Betty McCaskill, Owilla Dobbins both of Raeford, NC and Lola Kemp of Fayettville, NC; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. This Online Memorial has been created to commemorate the life of Mary Alford. You are invited to add a Tribute in her memory. Please click "Sign Guestbook" below to add our own memories, reflections, thoughts or condolences.