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Alphonso Sutherland, Sr.April 22, 1958 ~ October 12, 2016 (age 58)
April 22, 1958 – October 12, 2016
SOUTH BEND – Alphonso Sutherland, Sr., 58, residing in South Bend, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his home. Alphonso was born on April 22, 1958 in Slaughter, Mississippi to the late James and Bessie (Sutherland) Woods and has been a lifelong resident of this area. Alphonso worked for many years at South Bend Modern Molding located in Mishawaka.
He is survived by his daughters, Erica White (Ernest), Alaiyah Sutherland and Alaina Sutherland; sons, Alphonso Sutherland, Jr., Dominic (Jennifer) Sutherland, James (Arlexus) Crawford, Mekhi Sutherland, Trey Coleman, Jamar Sutherland, and Markel Sutherland; seventeen grandchildren, Jashawn, Jerral, Elexus, Lawanda, Everett, Alonzo, Kyonna, Al’Donis, Siy’Ayana, Armoni, Alphonso, La’Nyah, Dominique, Alivia, Trey’shawn, Tray’vion; sisters, Rachel, Brenda, and Adasser; and brothers, John Woods and James Woods, Sr.; as well as aunts, Annie Strickland, Rosella Baggette, Margavette Evans, Sarah Sprall, Eliza Boyd. Alphonso is also survived by his companion of nineteen years, Nakia Terry; and good friends, Shirl Winston, Dwayane Advance, and Dorthy Sutherland.
Alphonso was preceded in death by his parents, James and Bessie Woods; grandparents, William Bill and Millie Sutherland and Albert Sutherland; granddaughter, Samyia; sister, Lelia McGee; and aunt, Susie Smith.
Funeral services for Alphonso Sutherland will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Palmer Funeral Home West Chapel located at 2702 Lincolnway West, South Bend, IN 46628 where friends may visit with the family two hours prior to services. Graveside services will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend, IN. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.