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Emma Lou Albritton

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22, at Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Greenville for Mrs. Emma Lou Albritton, 90, of Greenville, who passed away on Saturday, June 16. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, in the Chapel of Carter Rice & West Funeral Home in Greenville.

God allowed the lives of so many to be enriched by the sweet and loving spirit of this beautiful lady. Emma Lou, Mutt Dear, Aka Zack, as some called her, was full of humor. She enjoyed life to the fullest with cooking, dominoes, playing cards and she was even an avid fisherwoman. She lived a life we all should strive for by always putting God first.

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1927, God brought an angel to the late Ida Lee Goldsmith and she named her, Emma Lou. At an early age, she became a member of St. Paul Baptist Church. She grew up to be a beautiful and loving woman, who at 17 became the wife of the late Frank Albert Albritton Sr. She became a member of Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, where she remained a member until death.

For more than 57 years, the couple remained married and to this union 12 children were born. She earned her wings on Saturday, June 16.

Four children, Frank Jr., Dorothy (four children and grandchildren), Jeremiah and Leo (two children and grandchildren), preceded her in death and were all waiting with open arms.

She leaves eight children to cherish her many memories. They include, Jeff (Rosa) with six children and grandchildren; Edna; Mary with three children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; Lula (Charlie) with two children and grandchildren; Mershell with two children and grandchildren; Timothy (Myrtle) with four children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; Karen (Dedric) with three children and grandchildren and Kasandra with one child. She also leaves sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, other relatives, a special nephew, Cornell (Linda) Johnson and special Godson, Larry Moorer.