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Sarah Mae Drayton Albritton

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Sarah Mae Drayton Albritton was born on February 6, 1936 to her mother Golden Drayton in Arcadia, La. At an early age, they moved to Ruston with her two older sisters, Elouise and Ella Mae.

Sarah attended Lincoln Parish schools and graduated from Lincoln High School. On February 11, 1956 she married her true love Robert Lee Albritton. Together they reared their three children Jacqueline, Daphne, and Lewendoski in the Northend community. They also happily accepted into their home five more children of her uncle Buster Drayton to rear — Carolyn, Mary Louise, Buster Jr., Gary, and an infant Robert Lashell. Sarah joined Mount Harmony BC as a child while living with relatives in the country.

As a young adult, she united with the Zion Hill B.C. and was a faithful member there until her death.

She held many positions through the years, such as Sunday School Teacher, President of several Auxiliaries, Church Aid, Harvest Drive Tribe Leader, and Beautification Committee Chairman. She also was a graduate of the American Baptist Theological Seminary.

Sarah’s passion was to serve the “least of these” as referenced in Matthew 25:40. She worked in several places in Ruston. She started working at the Tech Hitching Post as a child and was promoted from dishwasher to cook. She worked as a babysitter for the Barbours and later became an employee of Diamond Industries. She was a Nutritionist for Lincoln Parish Home Extension Agency.

After being laid off, Sarah’s creativity and ingenuity propelled her to start her own businesses. With Robert in tow, they owned a janitorial service, a produce stand at the Lincoln Parish Farmers’ Market, and later opened Sarah’s Kitchen.

Sarah was multi-talented. She epitomizes the servant who was given many talents and multiplied them greatly. She was a carpenter, a writer, a poet, a Gospel preacher, a farmer, and a cook. Her last talent that materialized was painting. She has won many awards, been featured in magazines, newspapers, books, and made television appearances. Her art has been exhibited in art shows, museums, and other venues. We, her family, give special recognition to Susan Roach and Peter Jones for enabling her success. Sarah was loved by her family and friends.

Preceding her in death was her Mother, Golden Drayton Miles; stepfather, Burlie Miles; husband, Robert Lee Albritton; son, Robert Lashell Albritton; sisters, Elouise Russell and Ella Mae Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memory: Daughters — Jacqueline (Jerry) Spencer and Daphne (Joseph) Large; Son-Lewendoski (Guiselle) Albritton; Grandchildren - Brian Spencer, LaDarius Jackson, Chad Spencer, Culethia (Cardon) Andrews, and Sean Albritton; Great Grandchildren — David Williams and Leyah Andrews. She also leaves her Godchildren: Niece Joan Ayers-Albritton,

Mary Louise (Kenny) Birdsong, Sharon (Terry) Bradford, Barbara Lewis, Eddie Tolbert, and her drop everything and pick up me a BBQ sandwich person, Bill Smith and a lifelong friend Dorothy Britton. In addition, she leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Her life set an example for each of us and we must endeavor to use all that God has given us to help our fellowman.

The funeral services for Sarah Mae Drayton Albritton will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 28 at Kings Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana.

Viewing will be held from 2 – 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27 and from 9 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 28, 2020,.

Due to the state COVID restrictions there is limited seating capacity; therefore, the funeral services are by invitation only. The services may be viewed via Facebook Live by adding McKeever Kings as a friend by Friday at 6 p.m..

The family gratefully acknowledges the condolences provided by the many friends and loved ones during this time.