US Army

Albert Charles Smith

May 2, 1956 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Albert Smith Obituary

Bro. Albert Charles Smith

1956 - 2023

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all of them also that love his appearing.  II Timothy 4:6-8


Albert Charles Smith affectionately known as "Crusher" departed his earthly life on Friday, December 1, 2023, age 67.  Bro. Albert Charles Smith, a native of St. Gabriel, Louisiana and a resident of Laplace, LA. He was the seventh child of the late William and Enola Smith and was born on May 2, 1956, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He accepted Christ at an early age, and was baptized at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, Carville, Louisiana in 1967 by the late Rev. P. E. Williams. He was a 1974 graduate of Sunshine High School in Sunshine, Louisiana. He played the trumpet in the school’s band. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army. His tour was in the Federal Republic of Germany with the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment. He was honorably discharged from the Army with the rank of E-4, after six years of service. On November 18, 1978, Bro. Smith was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marie Ann Tyler, of Reserve, Louisiana. To this union, one daughter was born, Shandrika K. Smith, and a precious granddaughter, “That little girl” McKayla Harris. After thirty-five years of service as a Lab Technician, Bro. Smith retired in 2016 from Dupont Chemical Plant in Reserve, Louisiana. He leaves to cherish his earthly memories, his devoted wife; Marie Tyler Smith, one daughter, Shandrika Smith; one precious granddaughter, McKayla Harris; one sister, Susan, Kansas  City, MO; two brothers, Alvin (Sandra), New Orleans, LA; William Jr. (Emma), St. Gabriel, LA; five sisters-in-law, Rhonda(Charles) Eugene, LaPlace, LA, Gwen (Louis Martin) Brown, Florida; Edith Smith, San Antonio, TX; Hazel Metz, New Orleans, LA, Renee Norman, Gonzales, LA; one brother-in-law, Harold Fredericks, Plaquemine, LA; God-son, Kerry Lodge, Texas; two uncles, Melvin Craige, St. Gabriel, LA, Aristeal Craige, Texas; three aunts; Julia Hall, Gonzales, LA, Cindy and Patricia Craige, St. Gabriel, LA. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, William and Enola Smith; two sisters, Pearl M. Fredericks & Margaret Lynn Smith; three brothers, Wilbert and Elvis Smith, and Alex Gibbs; three brothers-in-law, Henry, Jr., Sam and Kerry Tyler; three sisters-in-law; Oretha Bell, Odelia Jackson, and Barbara Tyler. and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousin, other extended relatives, and the Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church Family.

Relatives and friends of the family, Pastors, Officers and Members of Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church and all neighboring churches are invited to a Celebration of Life at 11:00am on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church, 713 Walnut Street, Laplace, LA  70068. Rev. Julius E. Ellis, Sr.-Pastor-Officiant.  Visitation 9:00am until the time of service at the above-named church.  Interment Zion Travelers Cemetery, Reserve, LA. Final Arrangements Entrusted to Patrick H. Sanders Funeral Home & Funeral Directors, Inc. 605 Main Street, Laplace, LA  70068. 985-359-1919. “Providing Care & Comfort is Our Highest Mission.”

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December 8, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Patrick H. Sanders Funeral Home
605 Main Street
La Place, LA 70068

December 9, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zion Travelers Baptist Church
713 Walnut
LaPlace, LA 70068

Celebration of Life
December 9, 2023

11:00 AM
Zion Travelers Baptist Church
713 Walnut
LaPlace, LA 70068

Interment following funeral service
December 9, 2023

Zion Travelers
Marathon Petroleum Location
Reserve, LA 70084


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