Alberta Savannah Singleton

Alberta Savannah Singleton
July 6, 1934 – March 17, 2016
Alberta Savannah Singleton was born July 6, 1934 in Ada, Oklahoma. She was the third child of seven children born to loving parents, Leslie Gillespie and Jewel Frazier Gillespie. She received her formal education in Ada, where she graduated from Natier High School. She also accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized in Ada. In 1958, Alberta relocated to San Diego, California, where she united with New Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church under the spiritual guidance of the late Reverend LaSalle Jones. Alberta, who was known by all for her strong work ethics, worked a variety of jobs, including General Dynamics and private duty nursing. Shortly after her arrival to San Diego, she met the love of her life, Mr. David Singleton of the United States Army and on December 29, 1960, they were united in Holy Matrimony. Alberta was known by many as “Momma Berta”. She was blessed with a gift from God to care for others; she made it a point to make sure everyone was always taking care of no matter what the circumstances were. She had a loving, kind heart and was willing to move you in her home if you had nowhere else to go. For her greatest priority in life was to help others. She was preceded in death by her husband, David; her son, William D. Singleton; grandson, David Todd Singleton; both of her parents; her brother, Leslie Gillespie; four sisters, Ruby Stevenson, Winoa Barrington, Darnice Kinsler and Geneva Stewart. On Thursday, March 17, 2016, God called Alberta from earthly labor to eternal rest; for we loved her dearly but God loved her more. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her two sons, Sheldon Singleton and his wife, Sheleshia and Stacy Singleton; daughter, Stephanie Singleton; sister, Augusta Terry; grandchildren, Sheldon Jr., Shaniqua, Rekeya, Sheltona, Laquisha, Tamela, Stacie, William, Startae, Jalae, Little Stacy, Charlie, Kelvin “Tink” and Michelle and a host of greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and special friends who will mourn her passing, yet celebrate her life. Services were held Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Memory Chapel of Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary, interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Final arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary.

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