Alberta L. Safewright, devoted mother and grandma departed this life on Friday, August 21, 2020 with her family by her side.
Alberta was born in Pulaski, VA to the late Maceo Wilkerson and Annabelle Olverson Wilkerson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry B Safewright Sr.; three sisters, Hazel Wilkerson, Juanita Cook and Ellabea Webb.
She leaves to cherish her memory one brother, Donnie Wilkerson of Lynch, KY; four daughters, Mary Jane Safewright, Anna Safewright of Pulaski, VA, Sadie Mae Safewright and Alice Ann Martin of Norfolk, VA; one son, Henry B. Safewright Jr. (Toni) of Pulaski, VA; 14 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church. She served in the capacity of a Trustee, building fund and kitchen committee, Choir, Pastor Aid, and usher until her health declined. She retired from Volvo Trucking after 24 years of service.
Viewing will be August 26 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 248 Randolph Ave., Pulaski, VA 24301. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 27 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 220 Magazine Street, Pulaski, VA 24301 with Rev. D. Patterson, Officiating.