The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday January 8, 2013 at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Interment will follow in Zion Hill Primitive Baptist Church cemetery, Georgia Highway 240, Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia.
Lugenia Byse Alridge was born August 12, 1924 to the late Isaiah Byse and Lillie Mae Brown Byse. She was preceded in death by four siblings: Allie White, Hoye Byse, Willie Byse and Isaiah Byse. She was educated in the public school system in Macon County, Georgia. She was a devoted homemaker.
She was united in holy matrimony to Fred Alridge of Schley County, Georgia. From this union came five children, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and trusted friend. Through her generosity and warm spirit, she was able to touch the lives of everyone around her. She enjoyed interacting with family and friends. She was quiet, yet a good listener and always willing to help others in time of need.
Those left to cherish her memory and to carry on her legacy include her children, Dorothy Mitchell (John Sr.), College Park, Georgia, Otis Alridge (Vicki), Kent Washington, Peggy Miles (Allen), Montezuma, Georgia, Lovie Alridge, East Point, Georgia and Frederick Alridge (Dorothy Renee) Accokeek, Maryland; two step-children, Nathaniel Alridge (Seener), Philadelphia Pennsylvania and Margarette Alridge Anderson, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; grandchildren: Jacqueline Alridge, Mableton, Georgia, Denise Muller, Germany, John Mitchell, Jr. College Park, Georgia, Ysheka Mitchell, College Park, Georgia, Marques Alridge, Kent, Washington, Jessica Johnston, Brooklyn, New York, Erica Miles Jones (Charlie), Bonaire, Georgia, Jonathan Alridge, Antioch, California, Nathaniel Alridge, Jr., Ryan Alridge, Denver Coloroda, Jarvis Alridge, Accokeek, Maryland, Courtney Alridge, Accokeek, Maryland and Tiffany Frinks, Great Lakes, Illinois; great grandchildren, Lailah Alexandria Jones, Bonaire, Georgia, Elijah Alridge, Antioch, California and Jayda Alridge, Denver, Colorado; one brother, Luther Byse, Atlanta, Georgia; one nephew that she assisted in rearing, James Byse, Atlanta, Georgia; sisters-in-law; Umeko Byse, Seattle, Washington and Annie Loise Byse, Jacksonville, Florida; brother-in-law, Climmie Alridge, Moultrie, Georgia; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Rev. C.D. Aldridge,Jr.(Saturday, February 02 13 01:39 pm EST)
The family will always be in our prayers just know God can and will help you through just trust him love you all
- Charlene Williams(Sunday, January 13 13 12:57 am EST)
My prayers are with the family. May the Lord comfort and keep you in perfect peace at a time such as this. God Bless
- S.CLEMONS(Saturday, January 12 13 04:45 pm EST)
I AM SADDENED TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR DEAR LOVED ONE.MY THOUGHTS GO OUT TO YOU DURING THIS TIME OF MOURNING.MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN THE PROMISE AT [ISAIAH 25:8]WHERE IT STATES THAT "GOD WILL SWALLOW UP DEATH FOREVER,AND HE WILL CERTAINLY WIPE THE TEARS FROM ALL FACES."[NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES]
***MAY YOUR GRIEF BE TEMPORARY AS YOUR MEMORIES GIVE YOU COMFORT.
- Bennie R. Solomon(Wednesday, January 09 13 12:57 pm EST)
To Lovie, Soror Miles and the Aldrige/Byse Families: Sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that you find comfort in the sweet fond memories of your love one and in the words of Helen Steiner Rice - Death is a gateway we all must pass through, to reach the fair land where the soul's born anew. For man's born to die, and his sojourn on earth, is a short span of years beginning with birth. And like Pilgrams we wander, until death takes our hand, and we start on the journey to God's Promised Land.
With deepest sympathy.
- MELVYNA CURGIL(Tuesday, January 08 13 11:29 am EST)
I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE MRS MILES I WILL KEEP ON PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
- Brenda Davis(Monday, January 07 13 08:00 pm EST)
To Otis & family i am sorry to hear the passing of your mother.cherish your fond memories. deepest sympathy during your hour of bereavment. may god comfort you as you look to him for strength
Deepest sympathy Brenda Curry- Davis
- Chadwic Childs(Monday, January 07 13 07:37 pm EST)
Mrs Peggy & Family,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You all are in my thoughts & prayers.
- Carolyn Fulks(Monday, January 07 13 02:17 pm EST)
To the Alridge and Byse family remember psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Know that the Lord is with you all in this time of need,so keep the faith trust and lean on him for everthing.
- Angeli Smith, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority(Sunday, January 06 13 11:07 pm EST)
To: Soror Peggy and Members of the Alridge Family: Certainly, you have my deepest sympathy. However, I Thessalonians 4:14 instructs us and encourages us: For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For comfort Read verses 13 - 18; May God Bless each of you during this time and forevermore.
- Rep. Sheila Jones(Sunday, January 06 13 07:39 pm EST)
To the family of Mrs. Lugenia Byse Alridge:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
May you be blessed and comforted now and in the days to come.
Georgia State Representative Sheila Jones
- From The Fudge Family(Sunday, January 06 13 12:09 am EST)
To the family you are in our thoughts and in our prayers. Look to the hill from which cometh your help, all of your help will come from the Lord. We pray that you will hold fast to the memories of Mrs.Lugenia. She was indeed a kind and sweet person. Her kindness did not go unnoticed by those she came in contact with.
- Mattie Sturdivant & Family(Saturday, January 05 13 04:10 pm EST)
To the Alridge and Byse Families. Offering our sympathy and friendship. Sometimes there are just no words to say those things that are deepest in our hearts. Wishing you peace at this difficult time.
- Thomas F. Jones and Family(Friday, January 04 13 10:15 pm EST)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort and Peace.
- Doris Hinton-Powell(Friday, January 04 13 10:08 pm EST)
To Dorothy & family Praying God's peace & comfort for you and your family in this time of sorrow
- Eva Hart-Arnold(Friday, January 04 13 09:21 pm EST)
To Dorthy Ann and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. We know to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. My prayers are with you and family.
- Agnes Hosley-Sumner(Friday, January 04 13 07:41 pm EST)
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Weeping may endure through the night but joy will surely come in the morning!! Extending Deepest Sympathy and Heartfelt Condolences to the Alridge and Byse Family.
- Vicki Nelson(Friday, January 04 13 03:24 pm EST)
so sorry to hear the passing of your loved one. my thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless each of you.
- Cynthia Raines(Friday, January 04 13 10:39 am EST)
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of mourning. God will heal all pain & sorrow.