Alicia Ellen North
Alicia Ellen McKinney was born on a blessed day in 1953, Saturday, May 30th in Houston, Texas to beloved parents Archie Sr. & Edna McKinney. To this union Archie Jr. and Edna Faye were born as well.
When Alicia was four years of age, her mother, Edna, married Charlie Price. Alicia loved Charlie dearly and they would watch old western movies for hours on end. Charlie spent time with all three children driving to the country on weekends. During this quality family time, they all learned to fish and grew to have a love for wrestling. In later years, Joyce Marie and Lori Sue were born into this union.
At an early age she dedicated her life to Christ and was baptized. She attended grade school in Selma, Alabama and then here in Houston. Her junior high school was Crispus Attucks and she graduated from Evan E. Worthing High School, home of the Colts in Sunnyside.
Alicia loved her aunts, uncles and cousins, both the Dimes, McKinney’s, and Moultry’s. Her many brother and sister in-laws, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews also shared a very important place in her heart.
In August of 1971, God blessed Alicia with a loving husband, Earnest North, Jr. and their union was blessed with three loving and adoring children: Channetta, Cacita, and Earnest North III. Together they reared their children in the church. Alicia served on the Usher Board, Pastor’s Aide Committee and other church groups. The seniors at the churched loved when she brought potted plants to give away on occasion.
At the age of fifteen she obtained her very first job as a food server to the elderly at Bayou Manor Nursing home in Houston, Texas. She enjoyed interacting and caring for the residents. At age eighteen she earned her home health and nursing certifications. Her first patient was a young paralyzed child, Michael, whose family employed her as a private duty nurse. This intern lead to the private duty nurse we all knew and loved dearly. Alicia was a loving and compassionate care giver whose clients adored her as part of their own family. The feeling was mutual as many of her clients attended family functions at her home such as birthday parties, holiday dinners, christenings and graduations.
On Thursday, March 12, 2015 Alicia went home to be with the Lord at the age of 61. She parted this life with loved ones by her bedside. She was preceded in death by her parents; Archie McKinney Sr., Charlie and Edna Price: sister Joyce Price.
She leaves to cherish her memories and continue her legacy of love: her husband, Rev. Earnest North Jr.; three children, Channetta North Wickware (Anthony Sr.), Cacita North, Earnest North III (Erikah). Ten grandchildren, Celina, Kaylond, Chelsea, Anthony Jr., Justin, Elijah, Jayden, Joshua, Chloe, and Madisyn- Alicia; her beloved brother Archie Jr. and two sisters, Edna Faye and Lori Sue; a host family, relatives, cousins, in-laws, clients and friends.
Alicia was a very strong woman who was giving and caring to many. She will be sincerely missed, but her spirit and memory will continue to inspire the many lives she touched.
Homegoing services for a Mrs.Alicia North, Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 11 a.m. Services will be held at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway,Texas City Texas, 77591. Internment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster Texas,77598. Repass dinner for family and friends immediately following will be held at Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1725 Highway 3, League City Texas,77573. Pastor William H.King (gnhmbc.org). For questions please, contact Channetta North Wickware email Wickware@verizon.net or Cacita North email firstname.lastname@example.org The family sincerely request your continued prayers during this time. May God bless and keep you and your family as well. Please, forward to those who have a desire to support the family at this time.
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life and I shall dwell in
The house of the Lord forever.”