Alfred Emery was born on December 7, 1935, to Booker Theodore Emery and Georgia Etta Emery in Shreveport, Louisiana. He transitioned to eternity on April 13, 2022, in Plano, Texas.
Alfred attended Stoner Hill Elementary and Central High School. He went on to enjoy many careers throughout his lifetime - from working on the Santa Fe Railroad to establishing a building maintenance business to working at a meatpacking plant. Later in his career, he allowed his family to enjoy the best cuts of meat which he shared with his extended family and friends. He was known to handle a mean grill. He often hosted many friends who would come over to eat.
Alfred received Christ at an early age. He always did things his way, including changing his birthday to join the United States Army. On August 26, 1953, he enlisted and served until a leg injury left him disabled. He received an honorable discharge from active duty on September 10, 1956.
Alfred’s first union was with Mary Emery. To their union, one son, Alfred “Petey” Emery, Jr., was born in Berkeley, California.
Alfred’s second union was with Maxine Thomas in November 1962. To this union, he gained three children and three were born. Six beautiful children were loved and nurtured.
Among many hobbies, Alfred delighted in sports. He was known to be an avid sports enthusiast. He also had a passion for molding young people. In 1975, Alfred and Maxine were instrumental in developing the Lynwood Pop Warner Association. With the help of several families, namely the McDaniels, Jones, Hughes, Sampsons, and Mannings, this venture was successful. The Association still exists today. The Lynwood Pop Warner Association guides youth in character development, fortitude, and a sense of purpose in life.
Alfred’s third union was with Reaundra Brown in July of 1990. In this union, he gained two sons. Alfred’s last union was with Karen Clemons in July of 1993. In this union, he gained a daughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Booker Theodore Emery and Georgia Etta Emery; brothers, James Bishop and Joe Robert Wills; sisters - Maxine Richardson, Charlene Lyons, and Charles Etta Thornton; andbrother-in-law, Louis.
Those left to cherish precious memories and carry on his legacy of love include his sons - Petey, Deno, Eric (Claire), and Darren (Chamour); daughters - Reba, Stephanie (Robert), and Monica (Darrius); 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings - Doris, Betty, and Gloria; sisters-in-law, Marion and Shirley; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
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