Thomas Pearson Alston, III

August 12, 1956 - December 29, 2005

Thomas Pearson Alston III, of Frisco, Texas, went home to Jesus on December 29, 2005. He was born August 12, 1956. He is survived by his loving wife, Francine, and adoring son, Zachary, age 9; his parents, Tom Alston Jr. and Peggy Alston of Denton, TX; sister, Claudia and fiancé, Pat Ryan of Plano, TX; brother, Philip of Corpus Christi, TX; sister-in-law, Juliene Sydow of Shakopee, MN; brother and sister-in-law, Gregg and Diane Kristian of St. Louis Park, MN; nieces, Andrea Kristian, Erin Kursevski, Margoe Pond, Garbrielle Sydow; nephew, Bill Pond; and grand-niece, Selina Pond. Thomas was an accomplished respiratory therapist and computer analyst, musician and an avid biblical scholar. Though physically weak in heart, his generosity, integrity, kindness, and love of Jesus influenced those with whom he worked, those with whom he prayed and those with whom he lived. His absence will be felt in a world in great need of these attributes. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, January 2, 2006 at ParkwayHills Baptist Church, 2700 Dallas Parkway, Plano, Rev. David Cozart officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview West Memorial Park in Frisco. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Life Fellowship Building Fund, 3245 Main Street, Suite 235-330, Frisco, Texas 75034.

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Tommy Trey was a great friend. I have so many, many fond childhood memories of our friendship. He'll always be in my prayers and missed very much. David C. Raufeisen, July 19, 2011 Tommy was never mad, always loving, always patient, always laughing. I miss his bad jokes, his funny birthday songs, his gentle teasing, his calling me "baby sister", his ever present smile and outlook, no matter what. I miss knowing no matter what I did, he would still love me and be there for me. I'm grateful to have had such a loving and caring big brother. I'm grateful that he brought Francine and Zach into our lives. I'm grateful for the time we had to spend together, it didn't seem enough, but with someone like Tommy, it never could. I miss you like crazy Tommy Trey, but know we are all better people for having known you. Claudia Kay Alston, January 11, 2006 Francine - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words to express how I feel. You are in my thoughts and be well. Sheila Sheila Burkhardt, January 4, 2006 Francine, My prayers and thoughts are with both you and Zack. I did not have a opportunity to meet Tom but I know he brought you happiness and joy. My deepest sympathy for you and your family....Anita Harris Anita Harris, January 4, 2006 Francine and Zachary, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you in the New Year. You both are in our prayers. Katherine and John Ortman, January 2, 2006 Francine, my heart goes out to you and your son for your loss. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you both and His love and your memories sustain you through your grief. You are both in my prayers. Sherry Sherry Petty, January 2, 2006 Francine and Zach Our heartfelt sadness hearing of the passing of Tom. He was an inspiration to all who ever knew him. From the time we knew him from Victorious Life, his beatiful wedding to his bride Francine to his playing the trumpet on the platform, and meeting his wonderful son Zachery. I can hear him playing his horn, now with the angel's band, and dancing with God's heaven's host. We will miss him, but oh heaven's gain. Praying for you Francine and Zachery. Brother and Sis Dixon John Dixon Betty Dixon John and Betty Dixon, January 2, 2006 I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your son are in my prayers. Michelle Michelle Dunlap - James, January 2, 2006 Francine, You are loved & in my prayers. Faith Bates, January 2, 2006 One of Gods best has gone to his eternal rest.He will be missed. Francine and Zachary, you are in our prayers. John and Betty DIXON. BRO AND SIS Dixon. formally Victorious Life Assembly. John dixon, January 1, 2006 I'll always remember Tom telling me that he and Jim were twins -- since they had so much in common -- music, career, even our house is the same! We are praying for you during this time. Monica L Healer, January 1, 2006 Francine, my thoughts and prayers are with you. My deepest sympathy, Joe. Joe Hamilton, January 1, 2006 Tom has gone home to his Father. His memory will be with us forever and some day we too will be able to join him. My thoughts and prayers are with Francine and Zachary. Tom will be missed but not forgotten. Pat Scott, December 31, 2005 Francine and Zach, we are so sorry for your loss. Thomas was an asset to our community because of his willingness to help with our HOA architectural committee, and your family's participation in our toy drive each year is such an encouragement to me and Tom. We pray that you and Zach will be comforted and strengthened during this time. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need anything at all. We are just down the street and we will be checking on you in the coming days. Tom and Kathy Jacobe, December 31, 2005 What a wonderful picture of Tommy Tray with the sparkle of love and mischief in his eyes. When he entered the room he filled it with his presence of love. He was comforting and reassuring and you were glad to see him. I will miss him but I will grieve only for us as I know that he is now free in heaven. You were a wonderful cousin. You loved me well. Neen. Janeen L. Saffle, December 31, 2005 As the oldest of the cousins, my memories of Tom go all the way back to his birth and childhood. Although he lived at a distance from the family in Texas for so many years, he was always loved enormously. Watching his growth from childhood into a wonderful, intelligent, loving, compassionate man -- one of God's gentle giants -- makes it even more difficult to let him go from this stage of life. But because he lived life so well in the steps of his lord and savior, he will truly be an angel watching over the rest of us during our time on this plane. I remember you with love, Tommy Trey, and I will miss you. Jerry Jane Sheeran, December 31, 2005 Francine, my prayer is that the Lord heals your broken heart and provide you with His divine peace and comfort. Remember these words from Isaiah 41:10: "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strenghten you and help you; I will uphold you with MY righteous right hand. Morning will come soon. Rowena Lewis, December 31, 2005 Francine and Zach: We love you and are praying for you. Tom was a wonderful man full of wisdom and a zeal for life. We are better for having been able to know him and learn with and from him. Praying for God's peace and comfort for you. David, Lori, and Matthew Cozart David Cozart, December 31, 2005 Francine, Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Mary Helen and Ernie Mary Helen Sanders, December 31, 2005 Francine and Zachary, May the Peace and Love of our Lord be with you. Deann Ziba, December 31, 2005 Francine and Zachery - My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God continue to rain peace on you and your family. Brenda Ingram, December 31, 2005 Our prayers are with you and your family....Ray Ray Ingram, December 30, 2005 Tom thanks for walking the walk of Christ and being a loving husband to Francine and your son. We will miss you but we will join you in the future. Together we will sing and play music for our Lord. Susan & Philip Barber, December 30, 2005 I am so very sorry. I wish I could be there with you to cry with you, celebrate Tom's life with you and spend time with Zach. May God comfort you and Zachary and bring peace to your souls with His love. God Bless You. Karrell D Yeagle, December 30, 2005