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Alfred Gale was born to Estelle and Onnie Gale in a small town in Tunica Mississippi, April 29, 1937.
As a child he often would help his father on their rural farm herding animals, plowing fields, hunting and various other duties to support the family.
Alfred and his siblings would often play out in the breathtaking sun and rolling hills until their mother would call them back for supper. His remarkable childhood and adolescence did not come without problems due to the era of intolerance.
Eventually his family was forced to leave their land to secure their well-being. After Alfred’s mother passed away when he was a teenager, he decided to leave and venture north! He came to reside in Chicago Illinois as a young adult.
Despite coming from a humble background Alfred pushed forward and taught himself to become a successful businessman in the meat packing and supplying industry. Eventually, Alfred settled down and had a family but continued to work his craft.
Alfred’s strong work ethic and values helped him to accomplish many great goals in his life. Although he remarried later and had more children, he continued to support them all as a good gather and role model. He actively showed all his children how to be strong minded adults and hardworking individuals.
Alfred was a very kind and loving man who helped a lot of people in several ways throughout his life . He enjoyed telling stories, horse tracks, working on projects, and meeting up with his friends and loved ones!
Alfred was the type of person that rarely ever swore or had a negative thing to say about anyone. He often, “walked quiet and carried a big stick” as they say! He was selfless, very spirited, and honest. His virtues and character continue to resonate through his children and grandchildren to this day.
In his elder years he went blind and was partially immobile but that did not affect the way he treated the people he cared about, or his values as a man. His will to live was without question, and he found a way to be at peace despite his disability (he was truly a solid man to be envied.)
Although bedridden, Alfred continued to tell his great stories, love of politics and sports, and always acknowledging God. He loved all his family dearly and spoke of each and every one of his children and grandchildren often, and with respect. Alfred Gale will always be remembered as a symbol of strength, commitment, and integrity to his children, and grandchildren, and so on forever!
Alfred was proceeded in death by his Mother Estelle Mhoon-Gale and father Onnie Gale. His late siblings are, Fred, Johniece, Fannie, Annie, Georgia, Eugene, Otis, and O.G.
Alfred is survived by his children Renardo, Roddrick, Erick, Crystal, and LaDwyna and a host of other family and friends.
Our very special Uncle is the love surviving brother of such a blessed and beautiful family.
“LONG LIVE UNCLE LEON and LONG LIVE THE GALES BLOOD LINE”