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Alvester Sheffield, Jr.

January 26, 1945 January 27, 2019
Alvester Sheffield, Jr.
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Obituary for Alvester Sheffield, Jr.

Alvester Sheffield, Jr. was born in Atlanta, GA at the Grady Hospital on Friday, January 26, 1945 to both the late Marion Ridgeway Sheffield and Alvester Sheffield, Sr. On Sunday, January 27, 2019 he departed this earthly life quietly and peacefully at the Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA.

Al, as Alvester, Jr. was affectionately called by family and friends, was the oldest child of two children born to his parents. At an early age, he joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA located in the Summerhill neighborhood. Al received his education by attending the Fulton County School System of Georgia. During his employment years, Al spent much dedicated time at the Pollard Funeral Home in Atlanta, GA while working there in the 1960’s. He also worked for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), which is an African-American civil rights organization. SCLC, which is closely associated with its first president, Martin Luther King Jr., had a large role in the American civil rights movement. In 1968 during the Civil Rights Movement, Al was a chauffeur for Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr. Lastly, he was gainfully employed with CSX Transportation which is a Class 1 railroad operation system located in the United States and Canada. Al worked there until he retired.

As we live from day to day on this earthly plane, it’s not what’s in our daily plans that matters the most…it is what matters to our Lord of hosts. As we remember our dear loved-one, we shall keep his memory alive by loving him in death as much as we loved him in life. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Jackson Sheffield and his sister, Patricia Diane Jones.

Left to always cherish his memories: two daughters, Monica Lynn Sheffield of Atlanta, GA and Felicia Johnson of Warrenton, GA; one son, Alvester Sheffield, III of Hinesville, GA; four grandchildren, Kyia Lynn Sheffield, Sean Gerard Pearson III, both of Atlanta, GA, Abriyah Jackson and TyQuez Few, both of Warrenton, GA; one great-granddaughter, AuBree’ Menchaca of Warrenton, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and caring friends.


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Visitation

Saturday

2

Feb

10:00 AM 2/2/2019 10:00:00 AM - 7:00 PM 2/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
Thomson Funeral System

505 Gordon Street NE
Thomson, GA 30824

Thomson Funeral System
505 Gordon Street NE Thomson 30824 GA
United States

Memorial

Saturday

2

Feb

2:00 PM 2/2/2019 2:00:00 PM
Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church

7 Hall Street
Warrenton, GA 30828

Rev. Stephen Ivey, Pastor Bishop Frances Mills, Eulogist Family and friends assemble at the church at 1:50 pm

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church
7 Hall Street Warrenton 30828 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

PRIVATE INTERMENT Final Resting Place

P.O. BOX 1354
Thomson, GA 30824

P.O. BOX 1354 Thomson 30824 GA
United States
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