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Alphonse Lorenzo Francis Dies at 70

Alphonse Lorenzo Francis Alphonse Lorenzo Francis died on April 21, at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital. He was 70 years old.
He was preceded in death by his, spouse, Kathleen Hildred Francis; mother, Mabel Hanley Beach; father, Pedro “Teddy” Francis; grandparents: Winifred Buchannan, Miriam Francis, and Edwin Joseph Hanley; great-grandparents: Pero and Caroline Buchannan, John and Eliza Dore Hanley; and brother, Jason Francis.
He is survived by his daughters: Kristal, Peaches and Azara Francis; son, Courtney Francis; stepdaughter, Kareema Gaskin; stepsons: Karl Gaskin Jr. and Kleon Gaskin; grandchildren: Kaheem Ranoi Charlery, Diamond Latoya Francis, Shanika Francis, Courtney “Indreni” Francis, Daijah Francis, Kanif Wathey, Kleshelle Gaskin, K’Lani Gaskin, Kadiann Gaskin, Kattina Gaskin, Karl Gaskin II and Raynia Gaskin; great-grandkids: Sharema Francis, Ajahmari Francis, Jamalya Francis and Madison Francis; brothers: Stephen Francis Sr., Kenneth Francis and William “Fritzroy” Francis; niece, Noime Francis; nephews: Stephen Francis Jr., Sherrife Francis and Jason Francis; aunts: Lorraine Ottley (SKB) and Cicely Knudses (Norway); uncles: Ainsworth Francis (N.Y.C.), Cedric Francis (N.Y.C.) and Antonio Hanley; daughters-in-law: Cheriann Gaskin and Michelle Gaskin; son-in-law, Raheem Charlery; brothers-in-law: Everton Blackman and Charles Isles Sr.; and sisters-in-law: Yvonne Isles and Verna Blackman.
He is also survived by cousins and other relatives: the Grant family: Eustace, Condred, Alton, Devon, Yvonne, Brenda, Angela, Roma, Denise; the Beach family: Merille, Lloyd, Harris, Winston, Don, Calvin, Carol and Wendy; the Francis family: Illis, Mervin, Rickie, Avril, Tyrone Molyneaux, Carol Stanley, Shirley Glasford, Tuvia Bruee, Inez and Lucina Bartlette, Shayla Solomon, Hazel Kelch, Iris Dean Beazer; the Hanley family: Nathaniel, Anthony “Tony,” Lolita, Tracy, Sandra; the James family: Emelda Wingrove, Joanne Gornett, Avril Williams, Annette Richardson, Sonia Douglas, Corliss Toby, Ianthe Wendy Southwell and Kenny Kendall Torquil; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at Friedensberg Moravian Church. Interment will take place at Kingshill Cemetery.

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