Minnie Alford, Matriarch Of Maywood’s First COGIC Church, Dies at 102

Saturday, March 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 7:57 p.m.

Minnie Alford — a matriarch and master seamstress who literally stitched together a church that would become a community institution and a driving force in the evolution of Chicago Gospel music — died on March 15. She was 102.

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