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Lola Mae (Hendricks) Alfred Obit

This obituary can also be found in the Beaumont Enterprise‘s archives.

(This is my maternal great grandmother. We affectionately called her by the family nickname, “Madea”.)

Beaumont, TX Friday, 2 April 1999

(I hope to add a photo here soon, also)

Lola Mae Alfred, 74, of Beaumont died March 29 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at First Union Baptist church with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Mercy Funeral Home on Gladys Avenue.

A native of DeRidder, La., she lived in Beaumont 70 years.

Survivors include her husband, Alfred B. “Sonny” Alfred of Beaumont; daughters, Leonia Ruth Harris, Lola Ann Matherson and Sherryln Rose Kinnear, all of Beaumont; sons, Herbert “Butch” Baltrip Jr., Sylvester Joseph Senegal, Walter James Alfred and Johnny Earl Alfred, all of Beaumont; brother, Ernest B. Hendricks of Beaumont;18 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren.

***I think that there may be an error because I don’t believe that she was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery. I’ll update this post when I find out the name of the place where she was really buried. Also, Walter and Johnny are really Leonia’s (Madea’s daughter’s) children. They were adopted by Madea and Papa Sonny long ago.***

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Sometimes families with weird names do funny things…

…like change-up the spelling of them.

The progenitor of my Douresseau line (a white man from France) spelled his name DuRousseau.

I noticed the spelling begins to vary not long after the (white) DuRousseaus intermarry or procreate with colored people. This is just a personal observation though…

On another note, my Na na has a cousin and a brother (I believe) who spell their name the lazy way lol. Duriso. Then there are others who add or subtract letters (such as in “Dourisseau” or “Douresseaux”). I have gotten into the habit of automatically assuming that anyone with this surname, (no matter what the spelling) with family from Texas or Louisiana, is kin to me. This also applies to people last named Petry or Hendricks.

I wonder what the actual or real stories are behind my family’s many last name variations, anyway?

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Ancestral Chart Number 1 (it’s about time, huh? =P)

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Want to get in contact with me? Go here! =)     8 Joseph Petry
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      15 Lola Mae “Madea” Hendricks
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***I realize there is a lot of missing information. I will fix this issue as time progresses. Also, I purposely inputted nicknames of living individuals in an effort to protect their privacy. ***

Special thanks to this website for the free use of their pedigree chart html code!

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