Auro Marcelle Combs Albright, age 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 26 , 2015. She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Thelma Long Combs, her brother Hubert Combs, her sister, Dorothy Combs Cowart and her beloved husband of 38 years, Horace L. Albright. She is survived by her son Joseph (Susan) Albright of Norcross,her daughter Donna (Bob) Lee of Lawrenceville and her daughter, Ruth Reaves of Lexington, South Carolina, her 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and her nieces, Betty Lee Crews and Jean Ickes, both of Macclenny,Florida. Marcelle was born in Olustee, Florida on October 18, 1924 and married to Horace in 1942. She and Horace raised their 3 children in Chamblee Georgia where they resided in Embry Hills until Marcelle moved to Ashton Senior Living in 2013. They were longtime members of Northwoods Baptist Church where they taught Sunday School and Training Union. They later were part of the founding members of Northeast Baptist Church. She was a homemaker for most of her life but became a saleswoman when her children were older,selling children's shoes with Rich's and Buster Brown where she was adored by her customers. She retired when she was 87 so she could spend more time with her family. She enjoyed having manicures and pedicures, going to the zoo, the Atlanta Aquarium and the circus. Everyone who came in contact with her loved her humor. Marcelles legacy is how she lived to show others her love through her continuous giving. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, January 29, 2016 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550 with Dr. Lamar Holley Officiating The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Interment will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in memory of Marcelle, to Breast Cancer Associations Online condolances can be expressed at

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  1. My aunt Marcelle was a very special person in the eyes of all my family members. We enjoyed visiting in her home every summer where my family has some fond memories of.She was truly a genuine lady. She did everything to give her love to her children and grandchildren. Now she’s earned her great reward.

  2. Aunt Marcelle will always hold a special place in my heart .Very strong & loving . Praying for all her children & grandchildren . She will be greatly missed .I can just imagine the happy reunion she will have with her love ones whom have gone before her .

  3. To the entire Lee family: I share with you in the loss of Marcelle. She was a wonderful Christian lady. She was beautiful inside and out. She was a very special lady and I loved her too. Donna, I know losing your mother is one of life’s hardest things to do, but you do have the assurance that she is now residing in Heaven with Jesus and all of her loved ones and friends. It is good to know that she is no longer suffering and walking on Streets of Gold just inside the Pearly Gates. I know Jesus welcomed her with open arms. Time will help the pain, but treasure all the special memories that you have of her. Just remember, you will see your parents one of these days and what a reunion that will be. God give you all strength and comfort during this sad time.

    Lots of Love,
    Sharon Darvas

  4. Mr Joe and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of peace surround you with His love and strength in the coming days.

    Tim, Dana, Preston, and Patrick- The Smiths

  5. Joe, Susan and family,
    We pray God’s ultimate peace and comfort over you all in knowing your Mom is rejoicing in the arms of our Lord. We pray God will soon replace your grief with the wonderful memories you all share.
    Much Love & Prayers.

  6. My family knew the Albrights through being members of Northwoods Baptist Church/for many years. They were both precious people. And I in particular remember the children as they participated in GA mission services/attendants and helped me as a teenager (I am 67 now, smile.) This family was always friendly, encouraging, and loved the Lord and their family. Love and prayers to each of you. Love, Martha Hubbard Smith

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