Alfonzye Chisholm Sr.
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Portsmouth - Alfonzye Chisholm Sr. passed away on July 7th, 2013 at the age of 85. He was born 1 of 16 children to Will and Pearl Chisholm in Chester, S.C. Elder Chisholm was married to Annie Francis McMahan, also of Chester. The couple moved to Portsmouth, Va to raise their family. They remained married for over 40 years prior the death of Annie. He was master building contractor and built many buildings in the local area. Elder Chisholm was a founding member of New Beginning Christian Center where he and his sons designed and built the church. He is survived by 3 children, Alfonzye Chisholm Jr. (wife Laura) Fort Washington Md. , Mary Chisholm-Wade (husband Glenn)Ports. Va. and Rev. James Chisholm (wife Vernetta ) Co-Pastors of NBCC Ports. Va., a brother, Elliot Chisholm, and sisters, Ella Caldwell, Ada Young, Mildred Mofatt. There are also a host of grand children, great grand children, nephews and nieces. The Home Going Service was held at New Beginning Christian Center 5900 Arthur Ave on Friday July 12 at 11 a.m. after which he was laid to rest at Olive Branch Cemetery. His loving memory will be cherished in our hearts forever!
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 12, 2013