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Saturday February 19th, 2022
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Fred McKinley Alston

Fred McKinley Alston, 79,  Suffolk, Va transitioned on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Sentara Obici Hospital. He was the son of the late Mary Thomas and Perry Alston. 

He was born and raised in Louisburg, North Carolina and retired from Rockland Psychiatric Center in New York after 30 years of service.

Fred enjoyed the outdoors, he loved walking outside enjoying the fresh air. In his earlier years he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing. He even owned his own restaurant.  After retirement he enjoyed going to church, having his coffee everyday and playing checkers and cards. He was an amazing father and grandfather and he loved hisfamily. He kept a smile on his face everyday and never complained about anything. His favorite saying was,”It’s a blessing to be alright.” 

 He leaves to cherish his memory his life partner, Alma Norfleet. His daughters, Yvette Pelham, Mryvette Miller,

Denise Norfleet, and Tonya Norfleet Moore.  His sons, Gregory Norfleet, Jerald Norfleet ,and Willie Alston. And a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Mr. Fred was such a pleasant and loving person. Always kept a smile on his face. He will be truly missed.
The Whitley family.

Mary Whitley Feb 21 2022 3:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred Alston

LULA HEDGEPETH Feb 20 2022 9:41 AM

Fred M. Alston had a beautiful home going service on yesterday.Fred was a very nice and caring man.He Will truely be missed. I will continue praying for the family. Rest in Heaven my friend!♡

LULA HEDGEPETH Feb 20 2022 9:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred Alston

LULA HEDGEPETH Feb 20 2022 9:14 AM

To Tonya and the Norfleet family, So sorry for your loss. Praying that God will provide you with the comfort and peace needed now and in the days ahead. With Sincere Sympathy, the Coates family

Gloria Coates Feb 18 2022 5:42 PM

Growing up I wanted to fly through the Air like Michael Jordan but when I met my Father in-law Mr. Fred Alston I wanted be like him😪 RIP Greatness

Buck Moore Feb 18 2022 3:52 PM

"It's a blessing to be alright"..We are going to miss you pop forever in our hearts sleep in peace We love you❤️

Natasha Norfleet Feb 18 2022 10:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred Alston

Natasha Norfleet Feb 18 2022 10:25 AM

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Natasha Noreet Feb 18 2022 10:25 AM

My Deepest Sympathy and prayers are with the family may God give you strength to get through this difficult time 💐💐

Valerie Johnson Feb 17 2022 4:42 PM

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