Albert Farley Breazeale, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, at home, surrounded by his family following a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Youngsville Baptist Church. Visitation will take place one hour before the service. The Rev. Charles Stratton Jr. will officiate.
A native of Brandon, Mississippi, Albert received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Mississippi College in 1956. He used that degree to work as a medical technician while obtaining his bachelor of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1962.
Rev. Breazeale pastored three churches in Mississippi: Bethel Baptist in Copiah County, Briar Hill Baptist in Rankin County, and Shaw Baptist in Bolivar County. He also pastored Franklin Road Baptist Church in Salem, Ohio. He was a bivocational minister while in Ohio and during his second pastorate in Shaw. After his retirement from the ministry, he worked five years as a medical technologist at Maria Parham Health in Henderson, North Carolina.
Survivors include: his wife, of 63 years, Myrtle Cooper Breazeale of Youngsville, North Carolina; his sons and their wives, John and Linda Breazeale of Starkville, Mississippi; and Carl and Jill Breazeale of Youngsville; granddaughters, Jessie (Michael) Akerman of Wake Forest, Rachel Breazeale of Raleigh and Debra Ann Breazeale of Starkville, Mississippi; and great-granddaughter Eloise Akerman of Wake Forest.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. (919) 556-5811