Alfa Wade and Eliza Jones passed away within a week. These two Natchitoches natives were known throughout the community for their involvement and efforts to help the youth improve their educations.
Wade’s father owned a monument company and Alfra took it over once he passed, running it for many years. He was also the assistant principal at St. Matthew High School where he taught science and biology. He taught Sunday school at United Missionary Baptist Church in Natchez, under Pastor Ocie Charles. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Jones was a retired school teacher, who taught at natchitoches Central high School. She was also a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
The Citizens for Democratic Action (CDA) recognized Wade and Jones at a Humanitarian Banquet in April. CDA President Harold Bayonne said these two educators were recognized by the CDA for their contributions to the community throughout the years.
Funeral services will be held this weekend as follows:
Services will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at United Missionary Baptist Church at 10 a.m. A wake service will be held Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel from 5-8 p.m. Burial will take place in St. Mary Baptist Church Cemetery Little River in Melrose. A second visitation will be held at the church on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to service time.
Ms. Eliza Jones
Funeral Services will be celebrated Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 704 5th St. in Natchitoches, with burial following in Lawrence Serenity Sanctum. There will be a wake service at the church on the preceding Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. A second visitation will take place at the church on Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time.