Early Wednesday morning, on August 12, 2020, God called our beloved, Betty Jean Alford home to be with him. She was born on February 4, 1937 in Georgetown, South Carolina to the late Julius Alford and Mary (Snyder) Alford.
Betty graduated from Howard High School in Georgetown, South Carolia in 1956. Soon after, she moved to New York City to live. In 1966, Betty began working at the Hebrew Hospital for Nursing &
Rehabilitation in Bronx, New York as a nursing aide, until she retired in 2000. Her hard work and great smile gained the admiration and life-long friendship of her co-workers.
She was blessed with one son, Tracy, who she loved dearly. She later moved her family to Bronx, New York where she settled in and called home, along with her late mother (Mary) and brother (Ricky).
Betty enjoyed traveling with family and friends, Broadway shows, and attending family events. She especially loved cruising and was always ready for a road trip. She often organized family bus trips to various locations. Betty loved her family and took great pride in helping each achieve their goals, always ready to help however she could.
Cherishing her memory, she leaves her son, Tracy Alford of Newburgh, New York; one daughter-in-law, Stacey Childress of Newburgh, New York; one brother, Ricky Ford of Bronx, New York; four grandchildren, Christopher Alford of Cassatt, South Carolina, Andre Alford of Beacon, New York, Kimberly Alford of New Windsor, New York, and Deja Alford of Newburgh, New York; two nieces, Evangeline Ford and Tasheena Chesson of Bronx, New York; close cousins, Lillie Mae Woodberry of Georgia, Perry Synder of Willard, North Carolina and Jennifer Ford of San Antonio, Texas, and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.