Mrs. Alphenie Smith Tolbert, 91, went into her eternal rest on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at residence.
Mrs. Tolbert was born on September 7, 1919, in Tyler, Texas to Eddie and Bonja Smith. She attended grade school at Blackjack. She confessed Christ at an early age at Mt. Elam Baptist Church, and later met and married Elbert Tolbert and moved to Galveston, Texas and united with the Progressive Baptist Church of Galveston. Later years she moved to Texas City and united with the Progressive Baptist Church of Texas City, where she was a active member serving with the Nurse’s Auxiliary, Mission, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and as a Deaconess.
Her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish memories a special daughter: Alpha Renee Washington; granddaughter: LaQuinta Washington; nephews; J. Daniels (Anna) of Tyler, TX, and Raymond (Jackie); niece: Elizabeth Roan (Thomas) of Baytown; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin at 9 AM on Tuesday, February 17, 2009, followed by a service celebrating her life at 11:00AM at Progressive Baptist Church in Texas City with Pastor Jonathan Steele officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock, TX.