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Brother Smiley Lee Albert Sr. was born December 24, 1932, to the late Harriette Fields, in Baton Rouge, LA. He was raised by his grandmother the late Maggie Dunn. He was baptized at Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA at an early age.
Smiley graduated from McKinley High School in Baton Rouge, LA. McKinley was the first and only High School for African Americans in Baton Rouge for several years. Smiley was very proud to be a graduate of McKinley and was a life alumnus. He continued his education and obtained a college degree.
He retired from the United States Air Force after serving 20+ years, which included extensive traveling in the US and abroad. After retiring from the Air Force, he began a second career which included working at Small Business Administration (SBA), Biloxi VA Medical Center, Stennis Space Center – NASA, and finally retired from the Department of the Navy. During this time, he received various awards and recognitions.
His hobbies and interests included genealogy and researching historical facts, which lead him to meeting and helping people from all walks of life.
He was preceded in death by a loving wife Willie Mae Robinson Albert, sister Geraldine Darensbourg, brother James Spears, 2 sisters-in-law, and 7 brothers-in-law.
He leaves to cherish his memories daughter Gwen D. Albert (Aurora, IL), son Smiley L Albert, Jr. (Gainesville, FL), grandson Smiley (Careda) L. Albert, III (Tampa, FL), great-grandson Isaiah L. Albert (Tampa, FL), 2 nieces: Sandra B. Williams and Lori Stone both of Baton Rouge, LA; a dearly devoted great-niece Josie Battle (Tootie) (Jonesboro, GA), a devoted loving daughter-in-law Janice B. Albert (Florence, SC), 4 brothers-in-laws Deacon Charlie Robinson (Letohatchee, AL), Deacon Preston (Shirley) Robinson (Biloxi, MS), Raymond Robinson (Montgomery, AL), and Rayon Robinson (Winter Park, FL), a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
when I, put out to sea for tho' from out our borne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Hebrew 13:1-2 (NIV)
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 6:00 pm. Visitation will start at 5:00 pm.
MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
Infinity Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Smiley Lee Albert Sr. For inquiries, please call 228-436-6722.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
5:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Starts at 6:00pm (Central time)
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
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