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Albert James Singleton

June 19, 1928 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old


In Matthew 25:23, a king gives his servant the ultimate “well done.” Today, we honor
another servant, Albert (Al) James Singleton with “Well done, good and faithful servant…”
Al, a dutiful servant of God, began his journey on June 19, 1928, in Clarendon, Arkansas.
He was blessed to be raised by his loving and kind aunt, Liza Mills, affectionately known as “Nou Nou",due to the loss of his mother, Mary Seal, during his birth. He attended school in Clarendon, Arkansas.
His life of service began to evolve as a young man. In his early 20’s, Al joined the United States Army and served his country for four years.
In the mid 70’s, Al moved to
Kansas City, Kansas. With this move, he also met his beloved wife Deborah Singleton. They married on August 21, 1988. He worked a variety of jobs in the service cleaning industry, as a Mobile Oil service attendant until he ultimately became employed at A T &T where he worked until his retired at the age of 62.
Al’s move to the Midwest would lead him to his longest tenure of service.
For 47 years, he was a devoted member and dedicated servant at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Al showed an unwavering commitment to his beloved church home.
Known for his warm smile and deep laugh, he was a meticulous steward of the church grounds.
Al served as the Maintenance Supervisor for numerous years.
At first, he volunteered his time because he simply wanted to help, but later became an employee of the church.
At times, he moved to the beat of his own “heavenly drum.”
It was fairly common to find Al working and whistling his way through the church even at 1:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m. He was determined to keep God’s house immaculate despite the time commitment.
Whenever members needed to gain entry into the church for various activities, Al was always there to open the doors. Al maintained this dutiful commitment until his health began to decline.
Al’s service extended beyond his maintenance duties.
He also made a joyful noise unto
the Lord through song.
He was a past member of the Mass Choir and a faithful member of the Male Chorus until health issues prevented him from
accessing the choir stand.
He also had a heart for young people, serving for a short time, as a sponsor for the Youth Choir.
He nourished his faith as a student in Pastor Emeritus C. L. Bachus’ Sunday Church School class, Number 5.
Despite his declining health, Al’s love for God, Mt. Zion and his church family never wavered.
Despite his limited mobility and ailing health, he was determined to serve the Lord,often attending church on his scooter.
For nearly 50 years, Albert answered God’s call to serve as a good and faithful servant until he was called home on August 26, 2023.
Cherishing his memory, Albert is survived by his loving and God-fearing wife of 35 years, Deborah Singleton; two daughters, Angel and Christie; many cousins and a plethora of dear friends.

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Memorial Service
September 2, 2023

10:30 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
417 Richmond
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Interment at Leavenworth
September 5, 2023

12:30 PM
Leavenworth National Cemetery
150 Muncie Rd
Leavenworth, KS 66048


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