Albert Curtis “AC” Lankford, 83, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Norfolk, VA. Born June 16, 1931 in Smithfield, VA, he was the son of Seth Jefferson Lankford and Edna Virginia Dixon Lankford. AC served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. After the war, AC worked as a Supply Clerk for the United States Civil Service. He loved his family, church and especially the Word of God. AC served many years as a Deacon at Azalea Baptist Church in Norfolk and was awarded the title, Deacon Emeritus. He will be remembered for his steadfast love for his God and Savior, Jesus Christ and for the love of God’s Word, the Bible. AC will be missed by his family and all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Carolyn Bradford Lankford; his daughter Colleen Roseberry and her husband, Todd; a grandson, David Roseberry; a sister, Dorothy Jarrett and her husband, Charlie; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, AC is predeceased by sisters, Eunice Darnell, Betty Brittingham; and brothers, Jasper Lankford, Otis Lankford and George Lankford.
A committal service will be held Friday, December 12, 2014, 1:00 pm, at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd., Suffolk, VA 23434. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, December 20, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Azalea Baptist Church, 3314 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23518. Rev. Jan Oberdick and Pastor, Rev. Bart McNiel, will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at Azalea Baptist Church, or the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater.
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Thank you, Mr. Lankford, for your service to our country in the U. S. Army.Send Flowers
We were out of town during most of his recent illness and were unable to visit with him. We will miss him and his extensive knowledge of the Bible. We met your family when we moved to Norfolk in the early 60’s and were impressed by his dedication to the church and to his Sunday School class.