Alice <I>Holifield</I> Belcher

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Alice Holifield Belcher

  • Birth 1 Feb 1879 Marion, Perry County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 22 Jan 1982 Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 10467660

Alice was born to Lettie Ann (Blackburn) and Marsh Holifield.(Her biological father was West James, a white man) She was the first born of three children. Her life was saddened by the death of her mother at the age of 7. At an early age she joined Mt. Nebo A.M.E.Zion Church in Perry County.
She married Henry Belcher on February 16, 1895 at 16 , with whom she spent 57 years until his death. To this union was born 14 children.
Mrs Belcher moved to Tuscaloosa and joined Jerusalem A.M.E. where she served until moving to Brighton, AL. She joined the Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church and was faithful until her health began to fail. She was a lady of humor and courage.
She leaves to cherish her memories; five daughters, Muggie (Lennie) Collins, Helen Belcher, Birdie Porter all of Birmingham, Clara Thompson of Brighton and Zora Mason of Chicago; four sons; Howard (Leona) Sr of Fort Wayne, IN, Huriah of Northport, AL; and Addie of South Bend, IN and a grandson she raised JB Woods of Fort Wayne, In; one sister, Jessie Colvin of Tuscaloosa; 59 grandchildren; 217 great grandchildren; 285 great-great grandchildren; 42 great-great-great grandchildren; and a host of neices, nephews and frinds.
S.S.#417-68-3988; last zip code 35020


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: MadameB
  • Added: 13 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10467660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alice Holifield Belcher (1 Feb 1879–22 Jan 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10467660, citing Pine Hill Cemetery, Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .