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Alston A. King Dies

Alston A. King

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that the family announces the passing of our brother, Alston A. King, affectionately known as “Allie” or “King.” He died on April 6.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Austin O. Sr. and Idalia King; sisters: Doris Gerard Battiste and Merle King; nephews: Leayle Battiste Jr. and Alvin Gomez Jr.; aunts: Helen Burke, Erline Burke George and Leonille Burke Hodge; and uncle, George Burk

His is survived by his sisters: Bernice King Prentice and Audrey T. King Smith; brother, Austin O King Jr.; special nieces: Simone Gomez, Dale Prentice William and Abigail Gomez Taylor; special nephews: Leon Prentice, Kareem and Kassim Smith, and Presley Simon; special cousins: Aubrey “Cito” Dawson and Rhudel James; and nieces: Patricia Danzler, Patricia Prentice, Laurene Battiste, Idalia and Saynetta King.

He is also survived by great nieces: Chandra and Chayanne Gomez, Ashley and Alyssa Taylor, Ebony McDaniel, Porcia Davis, Tasha McDaniel, Denice Offley, Natalie, Katrice, Lisille Prentice. DeJa and Latisha Parallel, LaNiqua and Sherrene Battiste; and nephews: Rohan and Kenroy Prentice, and Lauren Battiste.

Also left to mourn are great nephews: Symeon and Chaz Gomez, Donald Taylor Jr., Curtis and Michael Williams, Leon Prentice Jr; Jassim, Kaleem Smith, Kshawn Smith, Kel and Presley Jr., Kishon, Jackel, Akaijah Parallel and Lauren Battiste Jr.; and very special great-great nephew and great-great nieces: S’moi and Tre’vante, Jace, Kathy, Marvie, Bailey, Lincoln, Breanna and J’anna.

Other survivors include adopted sister, Velma Noel Drew and family; adopted brothers: Bernard Creque and family, Steve, Joan and Tina Desilvia; in-laws: Leayle Battiste Sr., Janelle Smith, Janeen Smith, Joy Simon and Donald Taylor Sr.; cousins, too numerous to mention; special friends: Reuben Allamby, Chet Todman, Wayne Hodge, Orvil Wilkinson and the Altona/ Anna’s Fancy Community, special neighbors: the Allamby, Larson, Brown and Petersen families, and Sis Kaddesha; St. Croix connections: the King, Paulis, James, Benjamin and Johannes families/ St. Thomas: Hodge, Molyneaux and Turbe families.

A viewing was held from 4-6 p.m., April 10, at Blyden Memorial Chapel.

The second viewing was held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., April 11, at Kingdom Life International Christian Center. Interment was held at Western Cemetery No. 1.

Tributes can be sent to Alliekingtributes@gmail.com by April 23.

Funeral arrangements are by Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services

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