In Memorium

In Memorium:  Alonzo James Watford, Jr.

December 24, 2023

Alonzo James Watford Jr., 91 of Goodyear, Arizona, died peacefully at his home of natural causes on December 24, 2023.

He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1932 to Alonzo James Sr. and Pearl Marie Watford.

Alonzo attended Indianapolis Public School #37 and Crispus Attucks High School. Upon graduating from high school, he took a few college courses before joining the Army where he received an Honorable Discharge. He became a police officer with the Indianapolis Police Department where he rose to the rank of Detective Sergeant before retiring in 1987 after 33 years of service.

Alonzo was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo James Sr. and Pearl Marie Watford, sisters Barbara Z. Brown, Phyllisha Bailey, Kathryn Booker, son Alonzo Watford 3rd, grandson Alonzo Watford 4th and granddaughter Monique Watford. Alonzo is survived by his loving wife of forty-five years Willa Watford, two brothers Peter A. Watford and Bert W. Watford, children Elizabeth (James) Mitchell, William (Grace) Watford, Michael (Debra) Watford, Paul Watford, Andrew Jr. (Theresa) Fowlkes, Gerald Fowlkes, Jeraldine (John) Gentry, Anthony Gaston, Gina (Lawrence) Goodman, eighteen grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren.

His memory will be live on in the hearts of all those who loved him.

Funeral Service will be held Sat. Jan. 13, 2024 12:00 p.m. at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church 4050 Millersville Rd. with calling from 10:00 a.m. to Service Time Burial in Washington Park North Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted to Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home.