A beloved wife, loving mother and grandmother, she passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 60, a resident of St. Amant and a native of Lincoln, Ill. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Friday, Feb. 27 was from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home on Saturday from 8 a.m. until religious service in the chapel at 10 a.m. Interment in Hope Haven Cemetery, Gonzales. Survived by her devoted husband of 42 years, Jimmy Alford Sr.; daughter, Heidi Frederic and husband Ryan; son, Jimmy Alford Jr. and wife Alyse; seven sisters, Sharon, Diane, Vikki, Rhonda, Sarah, Marla and Jill; and a grandson, Jackson Frederic. Preceded in death by her parents, Oliver Clayton and Martha McCoy Tisdale; niece, Amy Evans; and a nephew, Johnny Alford Jr. Pallbearers will be Brent Babin, Bert Babin, Clayton Harding, Joey Thibodeaux, Darryl Villneurve, Michael deVeer, David deVeer and Joey deVeer.