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Alonzo Alfertis Gaines

February 1, 1936 July 26, 2020
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Community Heroism, courageousness, faithfulness, integrity, and strength are a few words that describe Mr. Alonzo Gaines, Sr. He was born on February 1, 1936 to Cornelia Gaines and was a native of Lake Helen, FL. He attended the public school system in Volusia County and graduated from Euclid High School.

After graduation, he joined the United States Army. While in the United States Army he married the love of his life Marva Walker of Deleon Springs, FL with whom he spent 64 years of marriage. In 1968, they decided to permanently reside in Deleon Springs after spending several years in New York city.

Mr. Gaines started Gaines Taxi Service in 1973 and joined the National Guard during the same year. He was a Deacon at Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. For 20 Years he worked tirelessly with the Police Athletic League as a volunteer and employee. He was not going to be satisfied until the Jackson Gym reopened and played a pivotal role in seeing that goal accomplished.

He WILL ALWAYS be a Pillar of the DeLand Community and his Legacy will continue to live on through the services that he has provided to numerous organizations.

He leaves to cherish his memories: His Loving Wife Marva, Sons: Alonzo Gaines, Jr. (Patti Walker), Terry Gaines, and Tracy Gaines, Daughters: Maxine Butler and Linda Sweet, A Special Granddaughter: Shayla Walker Gaines, God-Children: Preston (Charlita) Williams and Herman (Ruby) Wise, nineteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren.

A precious one from us has gone, a voice we love is stilled.
A place is vacant in our hearts, which never can be filled.
And after a lonely heartache and many a silent tear.
But always a beautiful memory of one we love so dear.

May the works I’ve done speak for me.
May the work I’ve done speak for me.
When I’m resting in my grave, there is nothing to be said,
May the works that I’ve done, speak for me.
The work that I’ve done it seems so small,
Sometimes, it seems like, seems like I’ve done nothing at all.
When I stand before my God, I want to hear Him say well done.
May the works that I’ve done, speak for me.

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260 E. Euclid Avenue
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