Angelina Lalone 90 Years Young
By: Cynthia Mann (#5 Daughter)
Angelina is the Matriarch of her large and growing family. She has 10 children (7 girls and 3 boys), 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren (plus one on the way) and 1 great, great grandson! After losing her own mother at the tender age of 4 years old she was raised in a Baptist home for girls and longed for a family of her own. She married Alfred Lalone, an only child (he passed in 1997) and they certainly made their mark on this earth. I am amazed at how this loving family has grown and all the beautiful families that sprouted out of the Lalone tree! To grow up as a child of Angelina Lalone, it meant Strong faith in God, respecting our elders, a good work ethic and strong family values above all else… Mother saw to that and for that, we are forever grateful! We have passed those values on to our children and they are passing them on to their children, continuing those strong family bonds. Others outside of the family are amazed at how close we all are and others long for what we have (a family like ours). Mother should be very proud of this family that she started and held together, I know we are. We were very fortunate that so many of those family members were able to join us in this momentous Birthday celebration for our mother, grandmother/great grandmother/great, great grandmother and friend. Additionally, I am grateful that we found Debbie Nicholas/Love & Honey to capture this special time for us. Happy 90th Birthday Mother!