Jo Beth Velten Albert, 93, went home to Jesus on November 16, 2023. She was born on July 21, 1930 to William A. and Minnie Mae Velten in Brownsville, TX.
Jo was the youngest of four children and the only girl. Jo earned her Bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University. She taught elementary, middle and high school in Texas, Colorado, and Louisiana before she and her husband, Johnny, retired to Tennessee.
According to family folklore, Jo met Johnny at their mutual siblings’ wedding. They talked all evening, and the rest was history. They married in August 1954 and moved to Colorado so Johnny could continue his education. Once all three daughters were in elementary school, Jo returned to teaching. She continued to teach when the family moved to Louisiana to follow Johnny’s career. Jo retired in 1993 at which time she and Johnny moved to Tennessee until his passing in 2011.
Jo was a woman who had a great sense of adventure and fun. She loved to go and do; she embraced new experiences and travel. Her mantra was, “No fools, no fun!” She, and Johnny, her husband, reared three independent-minded daughters who share Jo’s spirit of adventure.
Jo is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Albert and her husband, Wayne Patterson, in Virginia; Nancy Henning and her husband ,Paul, in Texas: and Gail Lindsey and her husband, CJ, in North Carolina; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Jo was a member of the PEO Sisterhood for over 70 years. Her last chapter was AY, Jacksonville, North Carolina.
A celebration of life will be held at First Christian Church in Jacksonville, NC on December 1, 2023 at 4p.m.
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