Published 8:56 am Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Yvonne “Betty” McMillan Alford Wall, 95, of Osyka, Miss., passed away peacefully at her residence on Dec. 29, 2014.
She was a dedicated wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a wonderful example of faith and loved the Lord and her Church.
She was born on Feb. 22, 1919, in Pike County, Miss. She was the daughter of David J. McMillan Sr. and Mary Ola Schilling McMillan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Harlon Alford; her second husband, Earl Brewer Wall Sr.; 11 brothers and sisters; and her granddaughter, Jennifer Sturdivant Rowland.
She is survived by her two children, Nolan David Alford and wife Mary of Mt. Hermon and Dianne Sturdivant of Madison, Miss. She is also survived by her children from the Wall family: Patsy Wall Taylor, Earl Wall Jr., Percy Wall, Barbara Wall and Teresa Wall Dixon; her grandchildren, Harlon Alford, Karen Alford Smith and Brenda Alford Smith, and grandchildren from the Wall family, Ronnie Taylor, Cheryl Lyons, Pamela Ball, Greg Taylor, Robyn Eldridge, Renee King, Tamara Pitre, Crystal Langlois, Zack Phillips and Josh Phillips; 29 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed by her.
Mrs. Wall was a housewife, owner/operator of Alford’s Grocery and Appli-ance in Mt. Hermon and a nurse’s aide. She was the oldest member of Osyka Baptist Church and served her church faithfully for many years in numerous capacities: church hostess, Sunday school teacher, president of Young at Heart, Vacation Bible School worker and organized Children’s Church. She was the Osyka Senior Citizen of the Year in 1998 and was honored as Osyka yard of the month numerous times.
Mrs. Wall touched the lives of many people with her faith and kindness and maintained this all the way to the end. Friends and family are invited to attend her Celebration of Life Services at Osyka Baptist Church on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, with visitation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., funeral service at 1 p.m. and burial service to follow at Mt. Hermon cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit.
Pallbearers will be Paul Donough Alford, Jamie Harrell, Wes Ott, Tommy Simmons, Clay Smith and Gene Bordelon.
The family requests memorial donations to be made to your charity of choice or Osyka Baptist Church, 215 Third St., Osyka, MS 39657.