La Blanche Juliette Trail was born February 29, 1928 in Georgetown, Kentucky. She was the eldest of four children to bless the union of her parents, the late Leonard M. and Julia M. Hamilton.
Her childhood and youth adult years were spent in Georgetown, Kentucky.
She confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized by the late Rev. A.L. Pearson of Zion Baptist Church. She was a faithful member and served in many church organizations: B.Y.P.U., Junior Choir, Youth Adult President, and Secretary of Sunday School.
After graduating from Ed. David High School, La Blanche attended and graduated from Hampton Institute, now known as Hampton University, in Hampton, Virginia, where she received her B.S. degree in Home Economics Education. She furthered her studies at Kent State University, Cornell University, and Case Western Reserve University.
While attending college she met her husband, Alfonso Trail, whom she married on July 1, 1951. To this union was born a son, Alfonso Trail, Jr. God blessed them 66 years of togetherness, before calling her husband home (April 18, 2018).
She taught Home Economics for six years at Ed. Davis High School (Georgetown, Kentucky) before moving to Cleveland, Ohio. She taught in the Cleveland Public School System for twenty-six years, where she was a Home Economics Teacher—Coordinator at Lincoln-West High School, retiring in 1984.
La Blanche was a Charter Member of Affinity Missionary Baptist Church; serving as Church Clerk for ten years. She also served as a Past Vice-President of The Jim McJunkin Missionary Board, and as a member of the Senior Choir.
She was a member of the Duet’s Kouple Klub, the Le Tres Gaies Bridge Club, Woodmere’s Bridge Club where she served as Secretary, a member of the Cleveland Teachers Union of Retirees, N.E. Ohio AFT Retirees and a Life Member of the Greater Cleveland Chapter of Ohio Retired Teachers Association and Ohio Teachers Association.
La Blanche departed this life on July 19, 2020.
She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Alfonso Trail, Jr., three grandsons: Anthony J. Trail (Michelle), Alfonso Trail III, and Aaron J. Trail, two great grandchildren, Skylar Juliette Trail and Austin Jordon Trail, a sister, Mrs. Gwendolyn H. Tucker (Pomona, CA), a brother, Don R. Hamilton (Betty) of Cincinnati, OH, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. God children- Valerie Green Brown (Aurora, OH) and Chante’ Jefferson. And last but not least, a precious adopted daughter, via our Lord, Patricia Roberts and Ralyne Freeman, and her Affinity adopted son, Ronald E. Maxwell, Pastor of Affinity Missionary Baptist Church.
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