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Alberta Minniefield

June 1, 1935 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 87)

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Alberta Mae Minniefield was born June 1, 1935 in Cincinnati Ohio to the union of Richard and Vernetta  Good - Gibbs.

Alberta was raised in New Miami, OH , she had four sisters, Annabelle Thompson, Hilda Hampton, Peggy Johnson and Iris  Arnold; two brothers, Sy Allen and Richard Gibbs. She was agraduate of Seven Mile High School. Alberta married Morrell Calvin  Minniefield on October 6, 1955. They were blessed with eight children.

Alberta was easy-going people person who was loyal to family and friends. She was a tomboy growing up and broke her arm a couple times while climbing trees. She never liked to dress up when she was young wearing the same outfit all week, however, once she got older that changed and she loved being a lady of style and  distinction. She love to attend all types of parties, weddings showers, baby showers, birthdays and any other celebrations. She had many phone numbers and addresses and used them to extend invitations to many celebrations over several years. Alberta was a business owner of Minniefield’s Restaurant and Catering. She was known as a great cook, baker, and specifically known for her peach cobbler.


Often, Alberta had special vacations with her sisters which they call sister trips which also included their daughters. Every Christmas the sisters celebrated what would be known as “Sisters Exchange. “This is when they would exchange gifts, sing songs and tell a story with the gift.

Alberta was known as kind, humble, devoted, quick witted, and the gift of love that would permeate everyone. She loved playing cards with her family and friends.


Alberta joined Payne Chapel AME Hamilton and remained active until her death. She started the Payne Chapel Head Start lunch program, was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Society for over 55 years including serving as president and                treasurer. Sang in the church choir, served on the Steward Board, was named Steward Emeritus. Alberta worked diligently as a Steward, and happily served the church wherever needed.

She loved God, Payne Chapel AME, her husband, Calvin, her children, her sisters and brothers; and her many relatives and friends.   She showered her family with undying love. 

Yes, she was one of the unsung heroes of Hamilton Ohio, and was awarded the Unsung Hero Awards in 2017 by the Booker T. Washington Community Center. Also, recognized as an outstanding Missionary in the Ohio South Ohio Conference of the AME church in 2018.  She supported the senior’s program at the Booker T. Washington Community Center. Alberta was Past Worthy Matron of Syene Chapter 61 PH. F&AM. Alberta was the first licensed African-American female social worker in Butler County Ohio.  She implemented programs and funded, counseled and supported seniors throughout Butler County for over 20 years.  She became Director of Social Service for the Council on Aging and retired after 25 years of service.  Also, a probate court investigator serving Ohio Kentucky and Indiana.

Alberta was preceded in death by: her parents, Vernetta  and Richard Gibbs; her husband of 58 years Morrell Calvin Minniefield; sisters Annabelle Thompson, Peggy Johnson and Iris Arnold; brothers,  Richard Gibbs and Sy Allen; children, Shelia Marie Minniefield,  Calvin Morrell Minniefield, Richard Prince; and grandson‘s,                   Frenchman Demetrious Minniefield and Ravi Clifford Adams.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory: sister, Hilda Hampton; children, Roxanne (Rev. Victor Davis,) Gregory Allen Minniefield, Tamala Joe Minniefield, Annette Renee (Rodney) Jones, and Minister Brian ( Taiwana) Minniefield ; 17 grandchildren, 40                great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives. Her sister of choice, Vernell Parker; chosen daughter, Josephine Anderson; special cousins Carlotta Ann Butler, NoraJiles (deceased), Dottie Grant, and Patricia Martin. Longtime friends, Mary Jackson, Pat Baker, Joyce Boze, and Reaver Young.  Her beautician for over 30 years, Sheila Speller who weekly kept her hair looking good).  

She felt so much at home when God looked down and smiled at her from his golden throne on Thursday, June 2, 2022. He said “follow my angels, your life on earth is through. Come to me and I’ll give you rest “and graciously she followed saying, “Thank you Lord!”  Alberta, the glue to our family has passed on.  She has passed the baton to us to carry on her legacy for generations to come.     

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 11, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Payne Chapel AME Church
320 S. Front Street
Hamilton, OH 45011

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 11, 2022

12:00 PM
Payne Chapel AME Church
320 S. Front Street
Hamilton, OH 45011

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Saturday
June 11, 2022

Greenwood Cemetery
1602 Greenwood Ave
Hamilton, OH 45011

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