|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1976|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 1997|
Mitchell Lee Alford was born on 26 December, the day after Christmas, of 1976, in Houston, Texas, to Roy Lee Alford and his wife, Susan Elaine Yeldell.
According to his father, "Mitchell was a very giving and unselfish boy. He had a very creative talent. He loved his family and he loved his pets. His pets ranged from the usual to the unusual. He had everything from dogs and cats to snakes, spiders, lizards and anything else he could catch. He had a good work ethic. He would work harder and longer than anyone I have ever known.
"He had a mischievous streak and he liked to play jokes on his family and friends. He got along with almost everyone. There were exceptions, like the time his principal called me and asked that I come to school to meet in his office. When I arrived, I was informed that Mitchell and another boy had been in a fight. It seems that the boy had called Mitchell a name that he disapproved of and Mitchell decided to change his attitude. The principal had the two boys standing on opposite sides of his desk with the police officer in between them. Somewhere in the discussion, Mitchell decided that the boy hadn't really had all the adjustment that he needed, so he leaped over the desk to finish the job. It took all three of us to get him off. It was fortunate that the principal liked Mitchell as much as he did.
"Mitchell was proud of the fact that he was a seventh generation Texan. He was always interested in the family history. He loved and admired his grandparents and great-grandparents very much. He and his sister, Amanda were especially close."
Mitchell Alford passed away, 14 September 1997, aged 20, in Conroe, Texas. After a funeral attended by many friends in Conroe, his remains were cremated and buried inside an urn at the Alford family cemetery, Sholar Cemetery
in Joaquin, Texas.
"Jeremiah was a bullfrog, Was a good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said. But I helped him a-drink his wine... And he always had some mighty fine wine, Singin'... Joy to the world, All the boys and girls now... Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, Joy to you and me
If I were the king of the world, Tell you what I'd do... I'd throw away the cars and the bars and the war, Make sweet love to you... Sing it now... Joy to the world, All the boys and girls... Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, Joy to you and me
You know I love the ladies, Love to have my fun... I'm a high life flyer and a rainbow rider, A straight shootin' son-of-a-gun... I said a straight shootin' son-of-a-gun... Joy to the world, All the boys and girls... Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, Joy to you and me... Joy to the world, All the boys and girls... Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, Joy to you and me" --Three Dog Night
Beloved Son and Brother
7th Generation Texan
Created by: meet Virginia
Record added: Aug 30, 2010
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