The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 28, 2017 at St. John Baptist Church, 224 East Allen Street, Leslie, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Antioch Baptist Church, 1298 Chokee Road, Desoto, Georgia.
Deacon Alfonso was born on April 23, 1960 in Cobb, Georgia to Lillie Brown Smith. He was preceded in death by his sister, Bobbie Preston, and his sister-in-law, Shamona Davis. He was educated in the public school system of Sumter County and was a 1978 graduate of Union High School in Leslie, Georgia. At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He was a faithful member of Antioch Baptist Church in Desoto, Georgia where he served on the Deacon Ministry and taught Sunday school. He was employed for over 20 years as a Truck Driver for various companies. In 1992 he became self-employed and started his own business Dirt Buster Floors and More. He was a hard worker and enjoyed body building.
On April 8th of 1989, two hearts became as one when Alfonso was joined in holy matrimony to LaSondra Deriso.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted wife, LaSondra Swain, Americus, Georgia; seven children, Terence Robert, Antonio Cook, both of Americus, Georgia, Derrick Swain (Thaleigha) Austell, Georgia, Kendrick Swain, T’Keyah Swain, Alderica Swain, and Destinee Swain all of Americus, Georgia; two Goddaughter Breaunna Maxwell and Nicaler Fuller; nine grandchildren; his mother Lillie Brown Smith; three siblings, Doreen Swain, Cynthia Everett, and Carl Swain all of Cobb, Georgia; a mother & father-in-law Pastor Georgia and Deacon Floyd Deriso, Desoto, Georgia; brothers/sister-in-law Anthony Deriso (Eula), Plains, Georgia, Farenza Deriso (Kenyatta), Albany, Georgia, Kelsey Deriso (Denise), Williamsburg, Virginia and Jacqueline King (Calvin), Americus, Georgia; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including devoted friends, Pastor Lorenzo Mullins, Charles Holt and Shawn Golden.
In lieu of flowers, make all proceeds to our baby Destinee Swain's college fund. Her dad would be happy.