Services will be 12Noon Friday November 8, 2019 at Triedstone Baptist Church for Mrs. Alberta Fleetion, 92, who entered into God’s Kingdom to join her waiting family on October 21, 2019.
Alberta was born September 21, 1927 in Wetumpka, Ala., a daughter of John Thomas Sr. and Lizzie Mae Harris Jackson. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Oak Valley Baptist Church. In 1951, Alberta came to Youngstown with her 1st husband Jack Gibbs. Years following his death, she married Mr. Rochelle Cornwell. In 1958, Alberta met and married J.D. Fleetion. Alberta wore many hats in her life especially being a mother and homemaker. She loved to cook and feed everyone and all will miss her signature dish, Turkey and dressing among other favorite meals. She liked going to casino’s playing cards. Alberta had a hand in rearing grandsons Kenrick and Robert Little Jr., Tommie D. Jackson her nephew, other grandchildren: “Lil” Ricky, Keshon, Whitney, DeVontae, Cameron, “Lil” Mose’ and La’Tayiea Fleetion, Erica Boatwright, Hendrake Ashley, Tonya, Tamara and Theresa-Sharpe Gayles , Jamal and Jamie Wallace; Stanley Brown who lived with her in later years; Journey Williams, Jacquelinel and Tyler Fleetion and Kaisha McClain. Along with her husband J.D., Alberta had a hand in rearing nieces Rosemary G. Anderson and Shirley and Marilyn Townsend-Jennings; nephews Larry and Bennie Green, and great-great-nephews La’King and Loyal Anderson who adored their Aunt Bert.
She leaves to cherish her memories and legacy her children: Ricky (Valarie) Fleetion of Reynoldsburg, OH, JoAnn (Anthony) Averette, Lorine Fleetion-Brown (James), Mose’ Fleetion all of Youngstown, OH. , Henry A. Fleetion of Columbus, OH., William Fleetion of Hubbard, OH., J.D.III(Mary Alice)of Wetumpka, AL. and Charolette Fleetion-Murphy of Odenton, MD; over 49 grandchildren; over 82 great-grandchildren; over 4 great-great-grandchildren; step-son-law Tommy Sharpe of Youngstown; four sister-in-laws: Mildred Jackson of Farrell, PA., Zelma Fleetion-Fletcher of Biloxi, MS., Henrietta Jackson Orlando, FL. and Lois Lemons of Youngstown, Ohio; her best friends in Christ, Reverend Yvonne and Harry Hobson, Emily Boatwright, JayRoy Anderson, Morris Booker who always checked on her when she was at home, Dorothy Fields, Della Stanford and Trish Moon and a host of others.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her 1st husband Mr. Jack Gibbs; her 2nd husband Mr. Rochelle Cornwell and her 3rd husband Mr. J.D. Fleetion who passed away February 12, 2012, her son’s: Larry Gibbs, Walter, Alvin and Jerome Fleetion; daughter’s: Judy Cornwell and Barbara Sharpe; her siblings: Minnie Lee Jones Francis Ziegler, Gracie Mae Cobbs, Morrell Jackson, Willie Jackson, Lillie Bell Townsend, Matlene Anthony, Maebell Harkness, Adell Phillips, Herman, Henry L. and John Thomas Jr. Jackson; step-son Marvin Jones; nephews Melvin and Ronnie Green and Alton Anthony; two great-grandchildren Te’Quan Sharpe and DeVail Fleetion; and a friend John O. Robinson Sr. Friends may call one hour prior to the services 11:00am-12:00pm at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
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