Alvin J. Bledsoe, 34, Fargo died Monday, February 7, 2011 at Sanford Health.

Alvin was born in Chicago, IL.  In 1984 Alvin and his parents made their home in Fargo, ND. 

He worked Event Security at the Fargodome for over 10 ycears.

He was a loving father of four girls and two boys.  He loved children and they loved being around him.  He was very athletic and loved bowling, wrestling and even tried to be a football player.  He loved to joke and make people laugh.  He often needed help and wasn't afraid to ask for it; yet at the same time he was always helping others and loved to work.

Alvin was so special he had multiple sets of parents; Mike and Romance Cullen, Jeff and LaChaunda Parks, and Alvin Williams Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Nichole; children, Ariana Bledsoe, Adelyn Bledsoe, Olivia Bledsoe, Alijey Bledsoe, Orion Hartshorn, Micheal Jeremiah Cullen; parents, Jessie and Bessie; siblings, Taurus (Erin) Bledsoe, Jared Bledsoe,  Jessie Bledsoe, Jessieca Bledsoe, Jillyan Bledsoe; grandparents, Ruby Askew and Henry Jemison, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Florine Voss Bledsoe and Arnold Bledsoe.

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  1. Williston ND
    So sorry to hear of alvins passing, met him a few times through his father Jessie. My Deepest sympathy to his Family & Friends.
    Dave Sall

  2. To the entire Bledsoe and Askew family. I am so sorry for your loss. I still remember Alvin volunteering at Daily Bread with Nicole the twins – what a joy it was to have them there bringing smiles along with their helping hands. I can’t imagine how difficult this must be for everyone, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    God bless’

    – Sarah Dixon

  3. Valley City ND
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your son. Your entire family is in our thoughts.
    Marshall and Jenny Heitzmann

  4. Barnesville MN
    Bledsoe Family – All of you have been in our thoughts and prayers. We wish we could have been at the Funeral on Sunday to celebrate Alvin’s life. Know that we are here if you need anything.

    Brock and Lisa

  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to Alvin’s family and children. I knew Alvin in high school and hadn’t seen him for years. I have wonderful memories of him from high school and was incredibly saddened to hear the news of his passing. I will think of him often.

  6. Minot ND
    Thanks for all the love, laughter, and support that only you were able to give. I know you will always be with us, even if only in spirit. Alvin always wanted to see the world and through his donor gifts to others, he’ll get to fulfill his dreams. Alvin-even after death, you are still helping others. You’ll never be forgotten. Love you Big Brother.

  7. Fargo CassMy mom and I send our deepest sympathy to the family. Our thought and prayers are with you during this hard time.

  8. Longmont COOur condelences to the Bledsoe Family. I, Mary knew Alvin and his family for several years while he attended High School with our oldest son, Jason and while his brother attended High school in my classroom. Steve also knew Alvin, who worked for him while we lived in Fargo doing odd jobs. May God and Alvin watch over his family left behind.

  9. God has this awesome power to give you another day
    Also with this power he can take them all away
    It does not matter how you feel if you’re hot or cold
    He is the one that has full control
    No matter how hard you look real fear you do not know
    God know what it means but the human mind is slow
    I know eternity is not truly here there is another place
    And the only thing I truly fear is God’s almighty face
    By Alvin Bledsoe

  10. Houghton SDTo the children of Alvin: I want you to know that your father will always be remembered by me as a wonderful man who truly devoted his time to helping others whenever he could. He had once told me that as a father he would try his best to give you the very last of everything that he had, yet the very first of everything he had gained. He fought whatever obstacle was thrown his way and he always overcame it. He was very strongwilled and he will be forever missed and remembered by all who had the honor of knowing such a wonderful man. For his was a life cut so short for a life yet forever lived. And always know that he is with you and watching over you every second of every day, for he is surely an Angel of God now.

  11. Fargo ND
    I am so sorry that a great person is no longer with us. I remember Alvin had that great outgoing personality and the great smile. I had the pleasure of capturing his personality when he was a Senior at South High. He was so fun. You will be missed. Also, your brother Taurus has a great personality, it must run in the family. Bessie and family you are in our prayers.

  12. St Michael MN
    I have a lot of great memories growimg up with you Alvin. My sympathies to your family and friends. You will be missed.

  13. GAMy thoughts and prayers are with Alvin’s children and family during their time of need! Although I’ve moved so far away, I greatly enjoyed keeping in touch, chatting online, and comparing all of our stories about my daughters and his children….his spirit will continue to live through all of the lives and hearts he as touched through the years with, his kindness!….The Alvin I know wouldn’t want us to be sad, he’d want was to remember that contagious smile and all the good times we’ve been privelaged to share through the years… will be greatly missed by many, I will surely see you at the crossroads my old friend and may you forever rest in peace!

  14. Fargo North Dakota
    May it somehow help to know how much we care, we wish to express our sympathy in your loss and to let you know that our thoughts are prayers are with you at this difficult time. At times such as this, words cannot express our feelings yet we would like to say that Alvin’s smile no matter the situation was contageous and we are all better off for having the opportunity to have meet and worked with Alvin over the past several years. Alvin, you will be missed by all of us. May you rest in peace.

  15. Moorhead MN
    I am so sorry for your lose. I know Alvin will be missed greatly. He was a great person, and fun to be around. My condolences go out to the family. You will be missed Alvin…

  16. Fargo ND
    To: Bessie and The Bledsoe Family,

    Our prayers are with you all during this diffcult time. May the Lord comfort your hearts and give you peace to get through this tragedy. We send our thoughts & prayers to you and your family.

    FROM: Apostle & Pastor Shields And The Latter Rain Ministries Church Family.

  17. I was so surprised to hear about AJ’s death. To Bess and Taurus, I enjoyed AJ so much at school and working with you all. I am so sorry for your loss as he was too young. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Fargo Bessie,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you say goodbye to your beloved son.


  19. Fargo ND
    O Alvin where do I start. I was so happy to hear that you were a organ donar and u were able to help alot of people, but thats just you always helping everyone. I am glad we got to become better friends, and i am also glad you decided to join the bowling team. I know the guys said they knew how much you liked to bowl so they decided to still have you bowl with them in spirit. They are still gonna use your score as if you were bowling. I know i can hear you saying Brandi my back is hurting from carrying all these guys all the time . I hope you watch over them and send them some luck. Until we meet again my friend take care 🙂 Brandi

  20. I was so shocked when I read a post on Facebook, about how Alvin passed away. He was to young to be taken away from this Family and Friends. He will be truely missed by all who knew him.

  21. Moorhead MN
    I was saddened and shocked by the news of Alvin’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you, at this time. I will always remember Alvin’s smile and his laughter as they were both contagious. Alvin was so proud of his children and his mother. I could tell that he loved them very much as he talked about them often. I pray that God gives each one of you the strength and the courage to face the days ahead. Keep the memories of Alvin close to your heart and he will always be with you.

  22. Barnesville MN
    Hi Jesse,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I did not have the pleasure of knowing your son. But I wanted to send our sympathy and let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this hard time.

    Dawn, Darcy and Helen Hanneman

  23. Fargo N.D
    I never thought I would be doing this for a friend and classmate sooo young. Alvin you were a WONDERFUL MAN with the biggest heart willing to do anything to help anybody out, you were a father that loved his children and loved to make sure everyone knew how they shined. I had a great time working with you at We-Fest in 2010 and thought I would get a chance to work security with you again in 2011, I am sad that I will no longer have that oppertunity 🙁 I will always remember you sitting in the chair sleeping after we got off work one morning and you were drooling all over and then woke up and smiled at us. May you rest in peace Alvin, you may have been lost but you will never be forgotten!! My condolences to the Bledsoe Family

  24. fargo north dakotaRIP old friend you will always be dear to my heart. Im so blessed to have known you. You will never be forgotten .to his family he was a shinning star and still is he touched so many people in this world and im proud to say im one of those people so blessed to have known alvin

  25. I remember Alvin’s antics as a student at South and his gentle presence as a member of South High’s staff just a short time ago. As a paraprofessional, he tracked students and always was willing to step in to help whenever our department needed his strength and sense of humor. It was so tragic and unexpected to hear of his death. My thoughts and condolences are with his family and good friends. Alvin was so proud of his children….he often mentioned them at work and was extemely glad to be their daddy! He will be missed by many, many people whose lives he touched.

  26. Moorhead MnMy brother I will miss u and think about u everytime I do security and the way u always had a smile. Now u can do security for the guy!! 🙂 And if I get the buisness going U will be a part of it. Until we work together again my friend I love and miss u .

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