Alberta Smith
Alberta Smith
November 8, 2021
Bradenton, Florida - Alberta Davis Smith, 83, of Bradenton, FL passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021.
Alberta was educated in the public schools of Manatee County and graduated from Lincoln Memorial High School in 1956. She received her LPN degree from Manatee Vocational Technical Institute in 1968, her RN degree from Manatee Community College in 1972, and a Bachelor's Degree from The College of St. Francis in 1989 – all while working in the Intensive Care Unit at Manatee Memorial Hospital. She spent the remainder of her career at the Manatee County Health Department serving under many disciplines as a Community Health Nurse, Supervisor of the Tuberculosis Program, and Supervisor of the School Health Team before retiring in 2003. Indulging an unquenchable love of learning, Alberta continued her studies in retirement and earned a Master's Degree from Berean Bible College and Seminary. She continued as an on-going student until the day of her passing.
Alberta was baptized as a youth at Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend Dan Dukes. She was a loyal and active member, having served in several ministries and leadership roles throughout her life. Her strong faith and exemplary life have left a legacy for her children's children and beyond.
Alberta was predeceased by her husband, Alphonso Smith; mother, Willie Mae Davis; brothers; Herman Davis, Lonnie Davis, Arthur Lee Davis, and Harlee Davis. She leaves to cherish her memories: a daughter, Jacqueline T. Smith; two grandchildren; Courtney A. Smith and Christopher A. Smith; two great-granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at Providence M.B. Church, 501 11th Street Dr. W, Palmetto, FL 34221. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Berean Bible College & Seminary are welcome: P.O. Box 428, Palmetto, FL 34221.
"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." – Proverbs 31:29

Published by Bradenton Herald on Nov. 12, 2021.
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My condolences and sympathy goes out to the family, I was sorry to hear about Alberta´s death, losing a love one is not an easy thing ,but our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ gives us comfort and hope . I wish you peace and comfort durning this time.
Ann
November 25, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dorothy Gillyard
November 23, 2021
Our prayers are with Jackie and the Family. Bert will truly be missed. God's Blessings Much Love Shirley & Susan
Susan V Stubbs
Friend
November 15, 2021
You will be remembered. I send condolences to the family. May the Lord comfort you and His love cover you.
Louise McKinney
Friend
November 14, 2021
Heartfelt condolences are extended to the family of Alberta Smith. Many Manatee County residents are aware of her outstanding track record for great courage, high intellect and enduring passion for School Health. Her teamwork ethic and extraordinary partnership development skills resulted in comprehensive screenings and health services for thousands of students in many schools in Manatee County. So many children were able to see better, read better and do better because of the ongoing vision screening partnership with the Lion´s Club. Services of this type can only be envisioned as having far reaching positive consequences for generations to come. Alberta Smith´s kindness, caring and unwavering passion for School Health will always be remembered.
Gladys Branic, D.S.W., M.D., M.P.H.
Work
November 13, 2021
Rest Well, Soldier of the CroWss!! I"be Known of you,All My Life!
Georgie Mickler
November 13, 2021
You were my God-sister, dear friend, and an inspiration in my life. I will miss you dearly.
Cassandra R. Patterson
Family
November 13, 2021
Loving you for ever and a day. My heart is heavy with sadness. I will cherish our conversation and time together. R.I.P cousin.
Stacey Walker
Family
November 12, 2021
Auntie Al, take your rest.
Venice Jones McNair
Family
November 12, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
gloria watson samuel
November 12, 2021
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