HENDERSON — Mr. Pableto “Pap” Alston entered into eternal rest on Sept. 28, 2021, at Maria Parham Health. He resided on Winder Street in Henderson, North Carolina.
Pap was born Feb. 20, 1956, to the late Mrs. Lena M. Seward and John “Foot” Harris. He was raised by his great grandparents, Mr. Norman and Harriett Sills of Rockspring Street in Henderson, North Carolina. He was educated in the Vance County Public Schools. Pap was baptized and attended Shiloh Baptist Church until moving up north with his mother. After returning to North Carolina, he attended Freedom Life Church.
Pap was a loving, kind, tenderhearted and respectful person. With everyone he knew, he would make sure they were greeted by asking for some change, cigarettes or a couple of dollars. He had no problem asking for what he wanted. Some would say, “He got on their last nerve.” Yet, they still gave. Everyone in and around town knew Pap to be that way. If he had it to give, he would give you the shirt off of his back. If he wasn’t seen on Andrews Avenue or Water Street (China Kitchen), people wondered where he was or if he was sick. That showed how much he was loved and cared for. He was known to be a nice dresser back in the day. He always loved nice shoes and looked forward to his sister sending him some at least twice a year.
He loved children. He had a hand in taking quite a few of his cousins to the fair and carnivals in Henderson. He would make sure his younger cousins were okay. Pap never cared for drama or arguing with anyone.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories a sister; Mrs. Fabian M. Coney of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey; two nephews, Mr. Donovan Coney of Somerset, New Jersey and Mr. Justin Coney of North Brunswick, New Jersey; a great niece, Cheyanne Coney; and a nephew, Lex Coney. Ms. Emma V. Baskerville was his only aunt and remained in his life until his transitioning.
After the loss of his mother, his cousin, Mr. Dennis Lemay (Debra) was his overseer and did everything possible for Pap for many years until the end. He also had an adopted daughter and son, Angie Williams-Turner (Jimmy), who took up a lot of quality time with Pap. Jasmine Alston and her daughters Trinity and Dasia were his favorite cousins from Newark, New Jersey, and a host of many more. There was to him no one quite like his cousin, Norma Jean. They were close at heart and shared a bond. They were raised under the same umbrella with his sister, Fabian and cousin, Pamelia “Pam.” Everyone thought they were sisters and brothers because they shared the same last name. Everyone Pap knew that lived on East Rockspring Street, Andrews Avenue and Clark Street, he loved them dearly. He will be missed by many.
Viewing will be held at Baskerville Funeral Home Chapel, 104 S. Chestnut St. in Henderson, North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, from noon to 6 p.m.
Service will be held at Baskerville Funeral Home Chapel, 104 S. Chestnut St. in Henderson, North Carolina on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at 11 a.m.
Remember to follow state and CDC guidelines to practice social distancing of 6 feet along with face covering and good handwashing.
Baskerville Funeral Home LLC is honored to serve the Alston family, and words of comfort may be shared at www.baskervillefuneralhomellc.com.