Alfonso Sullivan, Jr. was born to Katherine Britt and the late Alfonso Sullivan, Sr. in Washington D.C. on June 17, 1955. On Friday, May 19th at 2:05 am he went home to be with the God to whom he devoted his life. At a young age he was immersed in the Catholic faith. He proudly attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory School and graduated from Mackin (now Archbishop Carrol) High School. He was a beloved member of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Bowie, MD where he was an usher. His schools and his faith built a foundation of lifelong support and devotion.
Alfonso proudly attended Howard University where he obtained his bachelor's in business and continued his education at the University of Maryland, University College from where he obtained his Masters in business.
Lovingly known as Al to his friends, Alfonso was very involved in his community and many organizations. While he proudly participated in many organizations; the two that were most important to him were Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated and the Knights of Columbus.
His passion towards sports expanded far and wide. Whether it was a football game, basketball game, baseball game, tennis match, golf or a boxing match, if it was on, he was watching and talking to those he loved with excitement, opinions, and updates. However, he was a very dedicated and loyal 49ers and Washington National’s fan. He also actively participated in the martial arts and was proud of his success and participation.
Additionally, Al was knowledgeable beyond measure when it came to music. You would often catch him blasting his music, providing fun facts, and of course dancing to his favorites.
Al was a charismatic, enthusiastic, and inspirational man. To know Al was to love and cherish him. He made new friends, connections, and offered endless advice to everyone he crossed paths with. His spirit will continue to live through his two daughters Aleah Conlin (Greg) of Ambler, PA and Aja Sullivan Hanover, MD.
In addition to his daughters, Al’s memory will be cherished for years to come by his adoring mother, Katherine Britt, his very loving dog Asher, his childhood friend Kevin Mills and a host of cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Alfonso Sullivan, Sr. and brother Raymond.
Special thank you to Russhell Ford, Thomas Wims, and Cedric Givins for their unconditional love and support for Al his last days with us on earth and during many happy times.