Anne Collongues Kimble Albert
Passed away on October 13, 2020
Anne Collongues Kimble Albert on October 13, 2020, God reunited Anne with her daughters, Suzanne, Renee and Michelle Kimble. First born to the late, Francois and Mildred Collongues, Anne became a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She lived her life as a devout Catholic, compassionate to helping others…knowing that along the way, she made someone smile. She shared her joy for life through singing (even those she’d never heard before & you’d think “how does she know all the words”), dancing, and with her love of nature’s “pretty things”, gardening. Along with the Blessings of motherhood, Anne thrived as a single parent, while fulfilling her clerical career until retirement. In reaching her “Final Season”, Anne is now surrounded by “Eternal Love” Content, that her Life of 83 years, was worthwhile. Anne is survived by her loving daughters, Lisa Williams and Ana Mallett, & her sons-in-law, Bob Williams and Jason Mallett. Affectionally known as “Granny” by her grandchildren, Aaron Williams (Victoria), Wyatt and Michelle Mallett, Melissa Condatore and Robby Williams. And her great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Maria Condatore. Anne is also survived by her sisters, Kathleen Collongues, Francine Grand and brother-in-law Al Grand; her sister-by-heart, Barb Danner; her spouse, Herb Albert, Jenny Albert Welsch ( Jay ) and extended family; along with her many nephews, nieces and cousins. Anne and her family want to thank Ormond Nursing and St. Catherine’s Hospice for the loving care they provided her. The family regrets that there will be no visitation. Service will be private. Please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com to reminisce the good times and her laughter.
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Anne Collongues Kimble Albert
October 22, 2020
Anne was always a pleasure to be around. Always uplifting with a sweet smile on her face! What a beautiful heart she had!! She will be missed by many!! May she rest in peace with our lord!! My thoughts and prayers to her family!!
October 20, 2020
It was such a gift to grow up as Anne’s little sister.
DELIGHT in LITTLE THINGS :
Even though there were 6 years between us, Anne and I used to have such fun together. I remember “trips” down the block, baskets in hand to an empty lot filled with blackberry bushes. After filling them to the brim, we proudly took them home for mom to make desserts.
On Sundays, while waiting for the rest of the family to get ready for Church, Anne and I used to walk up and down in front of the house, sharing stories. Every now and then, Anne would stop to pick up a pretty little rock, a tiny wild flower or even a barren little twig to add to her nature display. I always felt invited to look more carefully to see the beauty I had missed the first time.
KINDNESS and COMPASSION :
One time, Anne found me sitting on the front steps, my head in my hands, worrying about something. She came to sit beside me, put her arm around my shoulders and assured me that everything would be O.K.
SENSITIVITY and GOODNESS:
As a teenager, Anne was sitting on the swing in our backyard, painting her nails. A drop of nail polish fell to the ground. When Anne looked down to try to clean up the “drop”, she discovered it had fallen on the eye of a grasshopper, now struggling to see. Anne never forgave herself and still talked about this incident well into her sunset years.
The above thoughts are like tiny little pebbles trying to describe a most amazing mountain of strength and beauty.
“IF YOU TRULY LOVE ME, YOU WOULD REJOICE THAT I GO TO THE FATHER.”
Annie, we love you and we do rejoice !
October 19, 2020
I have 40 years worth of memories of my beloved friend, Anne (sister-by-heart). I traveled to New Orleans 3 or 4 times a year and always felt blest by moments shared with this beautiful soul. There’s a quote I keep on my desk by Pope John XXIII : “ Lord, let my life be lived in such a way, that people will say - ‘If this be the servant, what must the Master be?’ “. In every interaction with her, I always sensed the Presence of the Master. I don’t think Anne ever realized how often the love in her kind and caring ways mysteriously managed to put “flesh on the Word”. (based on John 1:14)
I will hold these memories for the rest of my life, always grateful that God sent such a gift into this world.
SING A NEW SONG, ANNIE.
October 19, 2020
My memories of my cousin Anne, are of good times, with family, and her father, uncle Francoise, my God-Father, and Aunt Millie.....
I KNOW that she is with God and all those she loves.
October 16, 2020
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