Julie Denise Alford

April 24, 1957 ~ December 11, 2018

Julie Denise Desormeaux Alford, 61, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in a local hospital.

Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Duffy Joseph and Lois Maria Meyers Desormeaux, Mrs. Alford lived her life in Hackberry and was a 1975 graduate of Hackberry High School. She worked for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service for twenty years, retiring October 31 of this year.  She was an incredible cook and delighted in feeding friends and family after church on Sundays or at any other time.  Mrs. Alford was a servant and enjoyed doing for others, always putting others before herself.  She loved strawberries and roses.

Those left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are her husband of 34 years, Charles M. Alford; two sons, Eric Alford and wife Tiffany of Hackberry and Kevin Alford and wife Savannah Landry-Alford of Lake Charles; two brothers, Brian Desormeaux, also of Hackberry, and Gary Desormeaux of Cibolo, Texas; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters-in-law, Ernie Kaye Desormeaux, Linda Dalgleish and Cheryl Desormeaux.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Hackberry under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.  Brother Monte Rowse will officiate.  Interment will be at New Hackberry Community Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. and will resume on Saturday at 9 a.m. until service time.

The family would like to express their grateful appreciation for the gentle and compassionate care given their beloved wife, mother, and sister to Dr. Michael Broussard and the nurses and staff of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Oncology Department.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1510, Lake Charles, LA  70609.

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  1. Denise will always hold a special place in my heart! Remembering the times we spent together and her gentle and loving ways! My love and prayers are with all of you ! She will be missed and always loved! I’ll see you again girl in the presence of our Lord Jesus!

  2. Denise, I will miss your sweet smile and all over awesome laugh. You were such a blessing to us all. My heart aches. My most sincere condolences to the family. God speed Denise.

  3. We are so sad and sorry to hear of Denise passing to our Lord’s comfort. We have enjoyed the friendship of Denise and so admire her courage in her long health battle. The family is in our prayers.

  4. Denise I’m going to miss your beautiful smile. It just breaks my heart thinking about you have left us. Rest in Peace. Praying for your family. We will miss you from the Fish & Wildlife meeting administrative/budget meetings. God bless. Love Bobbie

  5. Julie and I worked together for some years. Her office was a stones throw across from mine. We shared a lot with each other. So sorry to have lost her. She always had photos in her office of her son’s and nephew’s with daughter. She always smiled as she told me of you all. She loved all of you. I will never forget her.

  6. Sorry for the loss of your loved one. My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to you and your family. The Bible calls God the source of life Acts 17:24,25 so have faith that God is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died so be assured that you will see your loved one again. God sees death as the enemy 1 Corinthians 15:26 and I pray he gives you comfort in your time of need. There have been eight instances in the Bible of humans young, old, male, and female who God brought back to life on earth John 11:39-44 and he yearns to bring back your loved one who are in his memory Job 14:14,15. I pray that God of comfort gives you strength and the ability to endure during this time and that you rely on him when you feel weak. In Jesus name I pray Amen

  7. We had the pleasure of meeting Denise when we volunteered at Sabine NWR. She was a lovely lady. Our prayers for the family.

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