Mourning Frenchie Clara Alford


Our family mourns the loss of our dear and beloved Frenchie Clara Alford. Frenchie passed away on July 23, 2022, at her home in Owasso, Oklahoma, after a heroic battle with cancer. Frenchie was born November 25, 1938, in Bearden, Oklahoma and was 83 years old at her passing.


Frenchie was the daughter of Ethel Patton-Alford & Louis Milton Alford, Sr.; Granddaughter of Lydia Thibodeaux-Alford & James Willie Alford; and Great-Granddaughter of Martha Griffiths-Alford & Lafayette “Fate” Alford.


Frenchie was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel Alford & Louis Milton Alford; sons, Orlando Dewayne White and Andre Bernard White; sisters, Lydia “Angie” Alford and Lisa Alford; and brother, Louis Milton Alford, Jr.


Frenchie is survived by her daughter Evetta White; step-daughter, Cynthia Prince-Hall; sisters, Lurra Mae Calahan, Joyce Getum, and Nancy Winter; brother, Donnell Alford, Sr; grandchildren, Elle Black, Kasandra White, Thomas Routt III, Andre White II, PK White, Benida White, Niles White, and Alexandria White; great-granddaughter and caregiver, Storm White-Blount, great-grandchildren, Thomas Routt IV, Alexander Routt, Cherish Routt, Orlando Routt, Dearius Hall, and La’Keith Hall; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.


Frenchie lived her life as a storyteller, an educator, a caregiver, a friend, and a great woman of faith. All who knew her were captured by her intelligence, strong will, determination, and fierce spirit. In a time of great opposition, Frenchie was the first in her line of three generations to complete her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. She will be remembered as a family matriarch - setting and paving the way for generations to come, a highly gifted and favored educator, a dedicated participant in the Alford Family Reunion, and a beloved community and church-family member.


Services are as indicated:

Final Arrangements Have Been Entrusted To: Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc. 1414 N Norfolk Avenue, Tulsa, OK. 74106 Contact: (918) 592-2233


Viewing: Thursday, August 4th, 11am - 6pm Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc. 1414 North Norfolk Avenue Tulsa, OK 74106 Contact: (510) 592-2233


Gathering and Celebration of Life: Thursday, August 4th, 2pm - 4pm The Community Room at 14696 E 88th PL N. Owasso, OK 74055 Contact: Storm White-Blount, 510-610-4004 Note: Light refreshments will be served


Funeral Service: Friday, August 5th, 11am Three Angels Seventh-Day Adventist Church 11808 E 121st St N Collinsville, OK 74021 Contact: (918) 371-5815


The Service For Ms. Frenchie Alford will be streamed via Three Angels Seventh-Day Adventist Church (YOUTUBE PAGE) at 10:30AM on Friday, August 5th, 2022.

Link to Livestream of Service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzNoqfZvbLE