James E. Alston, Sr.
August 9, 2015
James E. Alston, Sr., peacefully entered eternal rest on Sunday, August 9, 2015. James who was affectionately known as “Lucky” was born on November 8, 1946 to the late Willie Alston and his mother Alice Alston in Norlina, North Carolina.
James matriculated and was educated through Norlina Elementary School. He attended Wise School that serviced him through Middle and High School in Warren County School System.
James relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina during the 60’s and met and married the former Ms. Maxine Hinton. Through their union there were two children James Alston, II and Felicia Alston-Reynolds.
James decided to accept the call of Jesus Christ on his life and became an Ordained Minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. James accepted Christ at a young age while joining Norlina Baptist Church and then baptized at Cook Chapel before relocating to Raleigh.
James loved the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Along with loving the Lord he had a true love for his family and friends. James truly loved his mother Alice Alston with an unconditional love that no one can deny. James loved and met various people through his ministry of sharing Jesus Christ in Norlina, Raleigh, Tennessee and Washington, DC. There was never a time that James would not share his wisdom and humor with all that he had met. He was truly a jokester. In his last days while residing in Washington, DC at the Stoddard Baptist Home he was truly loved and liked by all that he came in contact with.
James was preceded in death by his Father Willie Alston, his son James E. Alston, Jr., his sisters Selma Tuck, Bertha Floyd, Barbara Jean Alexander, brother Robert H. Alston, Sr., and his grandson James E. Alston, III.
James leaves to cherish his fond memories to his daughter Felicia Alston-Reynolds (Raymond), of Atlanta, Georgia, his mother Alice Alston, of Norlina North Carolina, 2 sisters Elizabeth Braxton (Jessie) and Alice Park, of Norlina, North Carolina, 2 brothers Clarence Williams of Richmond, Va. And Willie Alston of Norlina, North Carolina. His grandchildren Haley and Hanna Reynolds , Chauncey Hinton (Chanel), Jamesa Alston and 6 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves a devoted friend Carolyn Partin.
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