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Ted G. Albritton Sr. | 1929-2018

Published Saturday, June 23, 2018

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Ted G. Albritton Sr.

Ted G. Albritton Sr. died Saturday, June 16, 2018, after a prolonged illness.

Service was June 20 at Scott Funeral Home in Alvin followed by a service on June 21 at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial was in Paradise Cemetery in Paradise.

He was born Sept. 23, 1929, at Bridgeport to Ben and Belle Albritton. He attended high school at Bridgeport where he played football for the Bridgeport Bulls.

After completing high school, he attended Southwest Assemblies of God College in Waxahachie and was ordained as an Assemblies of God minister. He began to preach wherever he could, including the First Assembly of God in Bridgeport. It was there he met Edna Geneva Thompson of Rusk. They married Sept. 28, 1951.

Soon after marriage he accepted his first pastorate at San Augustine. During the next 56 years, he pastored nine churches.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Billy Gene Albritton; and sisters Addie Mae Warner, Doris Galloway and Ima Lee Anderson.

He is survived by his wife; sons Ted Jr. and wife, Constance and Richard and wife, Jana; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister Betty Joy Van Hoose of Brownwood.

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