Albert J. Averett, Jr. (Tootie), 62, departed towards his heavenly home before sunrise Sunday, February 16, 2014. Born December 29, 1951 in Knoxville, TN, Albert Jr. was known for his uplifting spirit, desire to help and ability to make others smile. He enjoyed gathering with family and friends, making jokes and his mother's cooking. He now has the opportunity to add a bright spot in heaven next to his father, Albert Averett, Sr. and Sister Cheryl Yvonne Averett, who preceded him in death. Albert is survived by his mother, Dorothy P. Locke (and step father William), his sister Janice D. Averett, brothers Warren J. Averett and Anthony C. Averett, Devoted grand-niece Cherrelle (Stick) D. Millender, son Julius Ramon, granddaughter Ciera, grandson Jordan and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A private celebration of life will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the William T. and Dorothy P. Locke Family Fund c/o the Community Foundation of Lorain County, 9080 Leavitt Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035.
(Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home (330) 535-1543, RC 2-19-14)