Jesse Lawrence Alfred, age 81, of Grapeland passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Trinity Mother Francis Tyler. He was born May 19, 1937 in Creek Community to Lawrence Lovelady Alfred and Maggie Phillips Alfred.
Jesse is survived by wife of 30 years, Jonell Alfred of Tyler; children, Mae Smith and husband, John of Hudson, Melvin Alfred and wife, Sherry of Conroe, Connie Currie and husband, Clifford of Kennard, Kay Nelms and husband, Pete of Tyler, Jason Alfred and wife, Pam of Tadmor, Jason Spivey and wife, Tracye of Tyler; grandchildren, Chad and Emily Smith, Brad and Ashley Currie, Nicole and Jason Carter, Heather Currie, Brian and Alex Nelms, Megan Nelms, Ben Alfred, Jonathan Parker, Christopher Parker, Tyler Spivey, Katye Spivey, Brett Spivey; great-grandchildren, Claire, Lila, and Anna Carter, Lacey Currie, Parker and Peyton Smith, Thea Nelms; sisters, Bonnie Duvall of Grapeland, Betty Rowland of Buffalo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is preceded in death by father, Lawrence Lovelady Alfred; mother, Maggie Phillips Alfred; sisters, Mae Huntsman, Mary Oliver, Helen Alldredge, Ruby Lane, Mamie Salmon, Nellie Myers, Joyce Turner, Shirley Anslem; brother, Bert Alfred.
Funeral services for Jesse Lawrence Alfred were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery. Family received friends for visitation Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.callawayallee.com.