Alvin McBride, Sr. passed away at home surrounded by family Tuesday, May 21, 2019. He was 86 years young. Alvin was born to the late Frank and Dorothy McBride. He was raised in the lower 9th ward with his 10 siblings. For almost 40 years, he operated his seafood business, Seafood Center, on Poland Avenue. Despite seafood as its main focus, people all around raved about his barbecue chicken and ribs. The business ceased operating after its destruction by Hurricane Katrina. In retirement, Alvin enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren. He was affectionately referred to as “Paw Paw” by their classmates and all the kids as well as grown folks who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Debra McBride Lewis; stepson Kevin Johnson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters Rhonda McBride Whitmore, Sheryl McBride, Andrea McBride Norwood (James), Genesia McBride McCowan, Candy McBride, Tanya McBride Green, Alvina McBride, stepdaughter Sandra Willis and sons, Frank Stallin, Alvin McBride Jr., stepsons Barry Johnson and Glenn Johnson; siblings Juanita McBride and Roy McBride along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.
His home-going service will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2624 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, Louisiana with visitation starting at 10:00 am and services beginning at 11:00 am. Services have been entrusted to JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com