Mr. Adolph Alexander West

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Funeral services for Mr. Adolph Alexander West of Miami, Florida affectionately known as "Sonny" will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 12:00 Noon at the New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.


Aldolph Alexander West was born July 24, 1942 in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Mr. W Ashmon and Nettle Mae West. ‘Sonny’ as he was affectionately called grew up and was raised in Montezuma, Georgia by his grandparents, Mr. Leonis and Mrs. Matilda West. Later in the 1950’s he joined his mother Nettle Mae in Miami, Florida. He continued his schooling in Miami; He never forgot his roots in Montezuma. He was proud to be a West and the grandson of Matilda.


Sonny enjoyed life to the fullest. As a young man he met and married Vera Williams, and to this union four children were born, Alexander West Jr, Cynthia West, Sharon West and Andrea West.


He worked at Kelly Tractor as a truck driver and he managed Mak Freight for many years. Sonny was employed as a Longshoreman for the past seventeen years. He enjoyed his job.


Later on in life he met and fell in love with Elizabeth Blanding. The two were joined in Holy Matrimony April 8, 1977. Elizabeth four children, Reginald Dawson, Michael Dawson, Althea Gilmer and Cynthia Machanic became Sonny’s children. He knew the Lord as his personal Savior, he joined and was baptized at The New Fellowship Christian Center, under the leadership of Reverend Floyd Larkin. On Friday morning December 23, 2011, the Lord saw fit to call Sonny from labor to reward.


He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Elizabeth West sons, Alexander West Jr., Reginald Dawson (Daphne), Michael Dawson (Debra); daughters, Andrea West-Brown (Derrick), Cynthia Pena Greg), Sharon R (Louis), Althea G (Karriem), Cynthia Machanic Amos); sisters, Jacqueline Merine Hodges (Alliston), Yvonne Merine Sorrells, Vivian Merlie Stots (George), Elberta A,. Harris, Lillie R. Ambless (Eddie), Mamie L Mills, Delores Peterson (E. J. Peterson), Carolyn Thorpe (Richard), Wylene Amadi, and Victoria Wright; brothers, Willie James Larry (Elizabeth), Snaffer Ashmon (Hattie), Freddie M. Ashmon (Bertha), Willie C, Ashmon (Marie), Nathaniel Ashmon (Annie) Calvin Ashmon (Geraldine); sisters-in-law, Gloria Smith (Alexander), McLois Blanding and Mary King; brothers-in-law, Cornelius Blanding (Mary and Phillip Blanding (Magie); a very special loving cousin, Hubert West; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other sorrowing relatives and friends.







Guestbook Signatures (3) -

Cynthia West United States
1/23/2012 6:16:58 PM #



Cynthia West United States
1/23/2012 6:18:07 PM #

We miss you are always in or thoughts


Andrea West-Hankerson United States
10/19/2013 6:51:53 PM #

Daddy there is really no way to express the emptiness that I have felt since you left. I will forever love you.


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