Caffery ‘Caff’ Bernard Alexander Sr.
Breaux Bridge – A Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for Caffery “Caff” Bernard Alexander Sr., 87, who passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Visiting hours were observed from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Sunday and continued on Monday at 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Pellerin Funeral Home in Breaux Bridge. A rosary was prayed at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Rev. Joseph Campion officiated at the Funeral Mass. Interment followed at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Breaux Bridge.
Caffery was a cane cutter operator and a sugarcane farmer for 60 years. He was a board member of the Sugar Cane Corp. and Farmers-Merchant Bank. His hobbies included shooting pool and riding horses. Caffery was an excellent role model and gave encouragement to his children, nieces, and nephews to guide them in making a good life for themselves.
He is survived by his loving sons, Patrick Alexander and wife Pamela Stewart of Breaux Bridge, Clifton Alexander and wife Norma of Houston, Texas, Carlton Alexander and wife Mary of Crowley, Bernard Alexander and wife Tessie, Shelton Alexander and wife Dawn, and Ricky Alexander and wife Sandra, all of Breaux Bridge; his daughters, Patricia Alexander and husband Mark, Shirley Charles and husband Joseph, Sarah Lewis and husband Gilbert, and Rita Charles and husband Edward, all of Breaux Bridge; 64 grandchildren; 94 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Zenobia Abraham Alexander; sons, Caffery Alexander Jr. and Freddie Alexander; his parents, Bernard and Sylvia Celestine Alexander; brothers, Joseph Roosevelt Alexander, Ervin Alexander Sr. and Rochelle Alexander; and a grandchild, Jarrick Solomon.
Pallbearers were Melton Alexander, Kendrick Alexander, Kordell Williams, Joesph Dural Jr., Joshua Lewis and Earl Etienne.
Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Alexander, Shelby Lewis, Kendall Lewis, Jeremy Stewart, Demonstrell Alexander, Raylon Alexander, Quendez Alexander, Demarcus Williams, Clayton Stewart, Gilbert Lewis Jr., Leonard Rogers and Tyrell Livings.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge was in charge of arrangements.
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