Alfred James “Big Al” Jefferson Sr., transitioned from this life on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Ochsner Hospital Main Campus. He was 74 years old and was born in Port Arthur TX, and a longtime resident of New Orleans, La. Alfred was a dedicated employee who worked until his last breath for Sterling Petroleum (formerly Crown Oil), for more than 50 years as an oil blender and warehouse foreman.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 36 years Troylyn Crayton Jefferson. His children, Alfred Jr (Eugenia), Dwayne, Cie’ana Jefferson, Allaina McDonnell (Andrew), and Britta Landry (Michael). He is the grandfather of Jeremiah Aaliyah, Andrew, Andre’, Alfred III, Jason and Mikell. Also left to cherish his memory is his father-in-law, Ernest Crayton Jr., 10 brothers, 6 sisters, 2 goddaughters, numerous brothers and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Percy Sr., and Lucy Belle Carter Jefferson, his brother Curtis Sr., his mother-in-law, Gloria Crayton, and his brother-in-law, Darryl Jordan.
Relatives and friends of the family, employees of Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, Sterling Petroleum, N.O. Civil District Court, Cares Inc, Franklin & Nicollet Liquor CO, Pizza Hut, University of Berkeley CA, Taco Bell, Nouveau Marc Holiday Retirement Home are all invited to attend the celebration of life services on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Gentilly Baptist Church located at 5141 Franklin AVE, New Orleans, LA 70112 at 10 a.m. The limited visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Pastor Carl Sonnier officiating and entombment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans, La.
Due to COVID – 19, EVERYONE in attendance MUST wear a facemask or other proper facial covering and practice social distancing.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 LA – 23, BELLE CHASSE, LA 70037 (504) 208 – 2119
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