Alberta Mae George 77, passed on Feb. 5, 2021 at her home. She was born in Red Springs, North Carolina to the late Hayse Love and Alberta Williams Love.
She graduated from R.B. Dean High School in Maxton, North Carolina and moved to New York to continue her education. She enrolled in beauty school to become a cosmetologist. While attending school Alberta would frequently go to “One Stop Party Shop Catering'', to order a cheeseburger and a soft drink. At the family-owned business, she met the love of her life Timothy “Butch” George.
She married Timothy George Jr. on June 21,1965. She was the beloved mother of five children. Edwina George, Wendy George-Bush, Michael George, Marcet Love, and Delon Love.
Alberta was a licensed cosmetologist for the New York metropolitan area for over 30 years. At a young age Alberta accepted the Lord as her personal savior. She attended Holy House of Prayer for All People located in Brooklyn, New York. She sang on the choir, served on the Deaconess Board, was a Sunday school teacher, was the event planner of the Floral Club, the director of the youth church organization, and she organized a group care for senior’s well-being. She made sure all senior’s birthdays were celebrated and periodically did wellness checks on the seniors. She organized many church fundraisers such as a trip to Hawaii and youth retreats to the Poconos in Pennsylvania.
Alberta was also active in her community. She volunteered to work on several P.T.A school boards and was the founder of a woman’s investment financial group, “Success and Success”.
After many years of living in New York City, Alberta and Timothy moved to Abbeville, South Carolina where they became the co-owners of Richie Funeral Home Inc. (1996). In 2002, Alberta was the oldest person to pass her state board exam on the first try. She received her associate degree from Piedmont Technical College in Mortuary Science.
Alberta joined St. James A.M.E. church in Abbeville, South Carolina where she became a devoted member. Alberta was a faithful member where she served on the Missionary Society, Stewardess board, church school teacher, Christian education director, and member of “The Lay Organization''. She also served as a teacher for weeknight bible study. She was a member of South Carolina Mortician Association as well as the National Association. In addition, Alberta was a former chairperson of the programming committee for the social group, Women making a Difference.
Alberta was a passionate and fierce warrior for Christ. She was heavily involved in many church activities. She lived by faith by doing kind and compassionate things for people in need. She was a devoted former member of the Women's Home Aide Society Lodge number # 81.
Alberta and her husband, Timothy loved to travel, often accompanied by friends and family. They felt deeply fortunate to travel the world visiting many destinations such as: the Caribbean islands, Brazil, Hawaii, and Alaska. In addition, they visited many cities throughout the United States. She loved to entertain and share her home with family and friends as she told jokes. Alberta was considered by friends and family to be the consummate hostess.
Alberta had a saying, “Life is a journey and the path that you take is up to you. You must do right to inherit righteousness”.
She is preceded in death by her by her parents, three brothers, Hazel Linwood Love Jr, James Love, and Charles Loved.
She leave to cherish her memories: Her husband Timothy George Jr, whom she is married to for 55 years, her two daughters Edwina George of Greenwood, South Carolina and Wendy George-Bush (Reginald) of Deer Park, New York, her three sons, Michael (Shameeka) George of Brooklyn, New York, Delon Love of Brooklyn, NY, Marcet Love of Riverdale, Georgia, Marcelle (Tara) Love of Virginia, and Marlon love of Washington DC, her sister Ruby (Tommie) Gilchrist of Maxton, North Carolina, Bernard George (brother in-law) of Miami, Florida, 13 grandchildren, a well host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Home Going Service for Alberta Mae George will be on Friday, February 19, 2021, Grace United Methodist Church, 145 Grace Drive, Abbeville, SC. 29620, at 1:00 pm. The remains will be placed in the church an hour before. Officiating, Rev. Dr. Courtney Colleton. Public viewing is on Thursday, February 18, 2021, Richie Funeral Home, Inc. 205 Washington Street, Abbeville, SC, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and family visitation is from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Home going service will be broadcasted live on youTube channel titled "Alberta George Home Going Service".
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