Obituaries for Tues., June 8, 2010

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Alexander Andreevich Kondrat’yev

Alexander Andreevich Kondrat’yev, 24, of Red Level, died June 3, 2010, in Meridian, Miss.

Funeral services will be held on Wed., June 9, at 11 a.m. from the River Falls Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Douglas officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Buck Creek Cemetery. Foreman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

Mr. Kondrat’yev came to the United States with his family in August 1993. At the age of 20 days, he was baptized in the Russian Orthodox Church, and in 1995 he was saved and baptized in the Campus Church in Pensacola, Fla. He graduated from Red Level High School in May of 2004 and attended LBW Community College, where he earned an associate degree of science in May 2006.

While in high school, he enrolled in the Army National Guard. He later attended and graduated from the University of West Alabama with a bachelors of science degree in psychology in May 2009. He had just finished his first year of graduate school at the same university this past May.

Mr. Kondrat’yev had worked as a correction officer at the East Mississippi Correction Center in Meridian, Miss., and as a psychologist at the Alliance Health Center, also in Meridian. His sudden tragic death broke his future plans to finish his masters degree from West Alabama, earn a nursing degree and to eventually become a physician. He was an outstanding, tall, handsome, smart, talented and athletically-gifted young man. His family and friends who knew him well will never forget him and will always miss him.

Survivors include his parents, Andreiy I. and Oksana Kondrat’yev of Red Level; two brothers, Andreiy A. and Arlin Kondrat’yev also of Red Level; five sisters, Anactacia, Anna, Melanie, Maria and Julia Kondrat’yev, all of Red Level; his grandmother, Zinaida Bezrodnaya of Kiev, Ukraine; and his close friend and real love, Debbie L. Barnes of Meridian, Miss.

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