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Robert Lee Albritton

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Robert Lee Albritton Obituary
Robert Lee Albritton was born on September 9, 1931 to Jewel and Wordie Mathis Albritton in Ruston, Louisiana. He was the seventh child of their union. Robert attended school in Lincoln Parish. At the age of 20, he joined the United States Army and served in the Korean War. After his discharge from the Army, he returned to Ruston and helped his Mother with the support of his younger siblings. On February 11, 1956, Robert married the love of his life Sarah Drayton. Robert raised Jackie as his own, and in 1962, their family unexpectedly grew by five when they decided to rear the children of Sarah's uncle. Those children were Carolyn, Mary Louise, Buster Jr., Gary, and Robert Drayton. In 1967, Daphne was born to their union and Lewendoski in 1971.
Robert's work life consisted of jobs at Mid West Ice Cream Factory, Diamond Industries, and Trinity United Methodist Church. Later, he and Sarah owned a cleaning service, produce stands, and opened the popular eatery Sarah's Kitchen. Robert's personality was on full display at the produce stands and Sarah's Kitchen. He regularly swapped stories and jokes to entertain customers and was recognized by the State of Louisiana as an official storyteller in the book “Folktales from Louisiana”. He worked diligently beside Sarah until the kitchen closed in 1999.
Robert was a committed member of Zion Hill and served in various capacities until he became ill. He worked faithfully as the custodian, bus driver, and fundraiser. He loved to sing in the Men's Choir. He also served on the Beautification Committee where he utilized his gift of landscaping to beautify the church grounds.
Robert truly loved his family and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents Jewel and Wordie Albritton; son-Robert Lashell Drayton; brothers - Jewel Albritton Jr, James Albritton, and Leonard Albritton; sisters - Inez Peterson, Lula Mae Coleman, Etta Mae Albritton, Louise Washington, Laverne Thomas, and Muriel Williams.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 62 years Sarah Albritton; daughters Jacqueline (Jerry) Spencer and Daphne Kannady; son - Lewendoski (Guiselle) Albritton; sisters - Mary Helen Albritton and Cinda Buggs; grandchildren - Brian Spencer, LeDarius Jackson, Chad Spencer, Culethia (Cardon) Andrews, Sean Albritton, and two great-grands- David Williams and unborn Baby Andrews; He also leaves three Godchildren - Joan Ayers-Albritton, Barbara Lewis, and Sharon (Terry) Bradford. In addition he leaves a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

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