Alfonso Lawrence Armstrong was a gift of life on January 15, 1966, to Audrey and James Webb.
Alfonso was a proud graduate of Murray Wright High School and Breithaupt Hoff Culinary Art School, Class of 1984, where he was honored as Summa Cum Laude.
On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Alfonso’s journey in life ended. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alice Fuller (Armstrong), Milton Fuller, Roger Armstrong, and his father, James Webb.
He leaves behind to cherish: his beloved wife of 34 years, Paula Armstrong; five children, Alex’zander (Liyah) Armstrong, A’Drein Armstrong, A’Dreonna Armstrong, Toni Sims, and Kolby (Crystal) Barnes; mother, Audrey Webb of Michigan; three sisters, Alicia Armstrong, and Anita Jeter, both of Michigan, and Angel Armstrong-Paige of Maryland; three grandchildren, Zay’den Armstrong, Legend Armstrong, and Tonie Sims, Jr.; mother-in-law, Pauline Britton; and sister-in-law, Angela (Eric) Allison and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends
Alfonso was a dedicated executive chef for well over 25-30 years. His interest in cooking began around 9-10 years of age watching Mama Webb (mother) & Mama Fannie (great-grandmother). Upon moving to Amarillo, he was employed with Panhandle Surgical Hospital and Quail Creek for a total of 30 years. His most recent employer was The Legacy at Townsquare. He always diligently served all with a passion and the gift of culinary and a smile.
His list of accomplishments includes participating in several fundraising events over the years such as the March of Dimes, WT Boys Basketball, he was known as “Chef,” teaming up with Delvin, winning the first three years of the “Battle of Chefs” Competition in the Restaurant Round Up with the proceeds contributed to all area high school's culinary departments and local nonprofit organizations. He loved catering the Amarillo Toy Drive alongside Chef Terry & Chef Delvin. He was an instructor of cooking classes at Amarillo College. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Opportunity School.
He was also a private chef for several well-known medical professionals and a plethora of people that enjoyed the flavor of love through his cooking. So many times, on this culinary journey, he worked alongside his mother-in-law, Pauline, preparing delectable dishes. In his past time, he was an avid lover of Jazz (WJZZ) and old-school cars, a love he shared with Uncle Tony, his boys, Antyon, and special friend, Delvin. He served the Lord with gladness; a faithful Deacon of 15 years at the Temple of Praise Community Church.