OBITUARY

Albert Lee Artis

August 12, 1948April 20, 2021

Albert Lee Artis was born on August 12, 1948 in Wayne County, NC to Nathaniel Artis and Ruthie Barnes Artis. He transitioned from this earthly life on April 20, 2021 in Fremont, NC. Albert was raised in Stantonsburg, NC and received his formal education in the Wayne County Public School System. He graduated from Norwayne School, Class of 1966. Following graduation, Albert relocated to Washington, DC, where he married Veronica Sutton on September 10, 1967. He gained employment with Peoples Drug Store, now CVS Health, as one of the first black cashiers in the area and in 1998, he retired from CVS as a Store Manager. Albert was inducted into the United States Army on July 2, 1968. While serving his country, he earned several medals, badges and commendations of merit. He served in the Vietnam War as an Equipment Storage Specialist, Rank Sgt. E-5. Albert loved the Lord, his family and serving others in church ministries, his neighborhood and the community. His love for photography and videography served many as they called upon him to record weddings, funerals and other special life events. To Albert, this was his ministry. Albert enjoyed “fixing things”, watching westerns, going fishing and helping others in any way he could. He was a lifetime member of Norwayne Alumni & Friends, Inc, where he served as a board member and Chaplain. He served as a deacon at Victory Church of Jesus Christ in Washington, DC for many years. In 2012, Albert and Veronica relocated to Wilson, NC where they became devoted members of Saint James Disciples of Christ Church in Fremont, NC. He served as Trustee and Deacon. Preceding him in death were his parents, Nathaniel and Ruthie Barnes Artis; two brothers, Karl D. Artis, Sr. and Nathaniel Artis, Jr. Cherished memories are left to his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Veronica Artis; two sons, Albert L. Artis, Jr. (Jacqueline) of Greenbelt, MD, and Christopher J. Artis (Carrie) of Frederick, MD; three grandchildren, Kai, Kendall, and Christopher II; four sisters, Thelma Artis of Raleigh, NC, Dollie Love of Hyattsville, MD, Linda Artis of Fremont, NC, and Shirley Pate (Leon) of Forestville, MD; four brothers, Johnny Artis of Goldsboro, NC, Bobbie Artis of Fremont, NC, Cheotis Artis (Brenda) of Wilson, NC, and William Artis (Alicia) of Goldsboro, NC; mother-in-law, Lula Mae Sutton of Pikeville, NC; four sisters-in-law, Gloria Yancey (Pastor Chris) of Wilson, NC, Brenda Jacobs (Eddie) of Bowie, MD, Pastor Diane Cooper (Bishop James) of Chester, VA, and Jennifer Sutton of Rocky Mount, NC; four brothers-in-law, Chester Sutton of Fremont, NC, Bishop William Sutton (Elder Deborah) of New Rochelle, NY, Pastor Mark Sutton (Debbie) of Wilson, NC, and Kelly Sutton (Benessa) of Wilson, NC; a dear friend, Grover Cannon; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 30, 2021

Memories

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Regina Frost

April 30, 2021

I would like to send my condolences to the Artis family I've know Albert Artis since I was in my teenage years. He used to help my dad Cleamon Barnes when needed when Albert lived in Maryland.
And I remember when my parents met his parents on a timeshare outing in Va for camping. And to Veronica I am so sorry for your loss. Also to Al & Chris may God continue to bless you🙏🙏🙏

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY