Peacefully on Saturday, December 21, 2012 Willie Alfred Sullivan home to be with the Lord. Family and friends will unite on Friday, December 28 from 10AM until time of service 11AM at Zion Wesley United Methodist Church 11500 Berry Road, Waldorf, MD 20603. Interment will follow immediately after service at National Harmony Memorial Cemetery Landover, MD.
Willie Alfred Sullivan, who was affectionately known as “Sully”, departed this life on December 22, 2012. He was born in Gaffney, South Carolina, on September 19, 1927, to the late Eddie and Willie Mae Sullivan. His mother died at his birth so he was raised by a loving and devoted Aunt, Ollie Mae Smith, who preceded him in death.
Alfred received his early formal education in the South Carolina public school system. He later moved to Knoxville, Tennessee with his aunt and continued his education.
During his early years, Alfred pursued various job opportunities. He served in the United States Army from 1946 until 1958. After leaving the military, he had a very successful career in the hospitality industry working at several motels and hotels in the Washington Metropolitan area in the capacity of housekeeping supervisor. He also worked at the John F. Kennedy stadium in the concessionaire department. He retired from the hospitality industry in 1986. After retirement, he worked part-time at the Lake Arbor Golf Course as well as the East Potomac Golf Course in a number of positions.
Alfred was united in holy matrimony to Theresa Poole, on June 29, 1962 in Washington, D. C. There were no children born to this union; however, Alfred is survived by four children (3 girls and 1 boy).
Alfred began his spiritual journey by joining Peace Baptist Church. He was a loving and kind person who helped when help was needed and rendered his services whenever and wherever he could. Sully was an avid golfer who was admired and respected by his golfing buddies. He will be missed greatly by those who loved and knew him.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Theresa Sullivan, three daughters: Alferine Herbert (Lee Herbert), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Florinda Evans (Bruce Evans), Hopewell, Virginia, Priscilla Payne, Waldorf, Maryland; one son, Ricky Sullivan,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, one aunt, eight grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Alfred will be greatly missed by those who knew, loved, and respected him.