Alta Mae Belfiore
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. David Turner, officiating. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sabine Pass Cemetery in Sabine Pass where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. Pallbearers are Caleb Williams, Jay Floyd, Joshua and Andrew Smith, Michael Joseph and Coy Newell.
Alta Mae Belfiore passed from this life to be with her heavenly Father on Sept. 18, at the age of 91 at her home with her daughter and family.
She was born in Electra, Texas on Aug. 26, 1920. She moved to Crews, Texas where she lived with her parents and 14 siblings on their farm.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Sadie Schwartz; her sister Joyce Schwartz Poteete; her two brothers, Lanny and Ralph Schwartz; her husband John Belifore and her sons-in-law, George L. Floyd Sr. and Charlie Lawson. Mrs. Belfiore was a former resident of Jefferson County for 55 years before moving to Orange to be closer to her daughter. She was the owner of Independent Grocery in Sabine Pass from 1960 until 1965. She was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church in Orange and a former member of the Proctor Baptist Church in Port Arthur.
She is survived by her daughter, Laura Gayle Walker; two granddaughters, Corliss Lavon Mokhantar and husband, Othman of Vidor and Laura Mae Floyd of Orange; two grandsons, Lowell Thomas Belfiore and wife, Renae of Bridge City and George Lambert Floyd Jr. and wife, Lisa of Winnie; nine great grandchildren, Tiffany Joseph and husband Michael, Amber Williams and husband Caleb, Jay Floyd, Alyssa and Kaitlyn Malveaux and Bailey Sonnier; four great great grandchildren, Ayden and Gabriel Williams and Adam and Audrey Joseph; seven sisters, Margret Lee, Doretta Gerhart, Arlene Boles, Waldene Walpole, Martha Standlee, Phyllis Fulton and Nancy Allison; four brothers, W. H., Don, Hardy and Jimmy Schwartz. She is also survived ny numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
She left a legacy of four generations to mourn her passing but rejoicing in the knowledge she is with her heavenly Father. She had no silver or gold to leave her family but she left us the knowledge that she loved the Lord and prayed for each of us to know him, too.
For those who desire memorial donations, please make donations in order to assist the family with final expenses.