Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 2010 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Jimmy Russell Alfred, age 57, who passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 in Lafayette.
Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Carencro.
Mr. Alfred was a native and a lifelong resident of Carencro. He was affectionately known as the Shoe Shine Man on Simcoe for all of his life. Mr. Alfred was a parishioner of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro.
Survivors include one stepdaughter, Lisa Jones of Houma; six brothers, Albert Alfred and his wife, Rosalyn, James Alfred and his wife, Mary Ann, Charlie Alfred, all of Carencro, Clifton Alfred and his wife, Marie, of Breaux Bridge, Jacque "Joe" Alfred and his wife, Margaret, and Jerry Alfred, all of Lafayette; six sisters, Doris Taylor and her husband, LeRoy, of Breaux Bridge, Cornella Alfred, Anna Bell Roy, Annie Lou Alfred and Lucile Thomas, all of Lafayette, Olivier Woods of Lewisburg; and his primary caregivers, Theresa Davis of Carencro, Erica Ledezma and Laura, both of Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Yoke Alfred and the former Enola Landry; three brothers, Carlton Alfred, Oris Alfred and Lagis Alfred; and three sisters, Mary Alfred, Cecile Thomas and Mayola Alfred.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 7:00 a.m. Thursday until service time on Thursday.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Davis, Jacque Alfred, Kevin Alfred, David Cormier, Charles Alfred and Randy Alfred.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net
Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.