2 Timothy 4:7-9 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
Bishop Clara Moore Albritton, daughter of the late Clara Bell Moore and George Peterson Sr., was born September 21, 1944 in Washington, North Carolina. She departed life on January 12, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center.
Clara was raised in Washington NC where she attended and graduated from PS Jones School. As a child she attended Davis Chapel church where she was a faithful member. She also attended Sutton Tabernacle, and Chocowinity United Methodist Church at different times in her life. Wherever she went, she left lasting memories and imparted the spirit of God into all that she came into contact with.
Clara worked for many years as an industrial worker for both Hamilton Beach and National Spinning Companies. She then became a devoted housewife and mother. Louis and Clara were married 57 years before she was called home to be with the Lord. After raising her own kids to be strong and independent adults, she often took on the roll of nanny, babysitting her grandkids. She helped raise her grandson David, who lived in the home with them, as if he were her own from the day he was born.
Clara has always been a devout Christian and soldier in the Lord’s army. She was an Evangelist for many, many years. In 2004 she became Pastor of Your Day of Deliverance Church, now located in Chocowinity NC. Her devoted members meant so much to her, they were all extended family. Clara had a great love for people, and anyone who knew her could tell you, she never ever met a stranger. Whether it was lending a helping hand, giving a ride, a smile or encouraging word, taking a crying child into her arms and telling them to “hush that fuss”, or cooking a pot of collards, her presence was always felt wherever she went. Her life was one that modeled Christ and it will always speak for itself.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son David Maurice Albritton, and two brothers Lucky Warren and Reginald Peterson.
She’s leaves behind to cherish her memories six children: Madeline Denise Moore of Washington NC, Louis Taylor Albritton Jr. (Monique) of Chocowinity NC, Alan Donell Albritton (Latoya) of Greenville NC, Milton Paul Albritton of Washington NC, Melissa Faith Albritton of Washington NC, and Hope Ann Albritton of Grimesland NC; grandchildren: Dontavis Albritton, Tonisha Albritton, Tayana Albritton, Amajha St. Clair, Jamel Simmons, Christopher Albritton, Christopher Ellerbe, Myera Jackson Rakylah Barrow, Alana Albritton, Aaliyah Albritton, Ally Albritton, DaShaun Purvis, Joshua Langley, Milton Albritton Jr., Gabrielle Albritton, and David Albritton; several great-grandchildren: three sisters: Ola Lilley (Rodney) of Washington NC, Ruthel Royster of Chocowinity NC, and Marie Leggett (Sam) of Washington NC; six brothers: George Peterson Jr., Tony Clark, Malachi Clark, Eric Smallwood, Neil Clark, and Robert Clark; and a host of nieces, nephews, children in Lord, and friends.
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