She passed away Saturday, June 25 after a lengthy illness. She was 82.
Sarah Alberta Hollingsworth-Webb was born in Covington, Georgia to the union of John and Florida Hollingsworth. She attended Spellman College and later went on to marry Deacon Joseph Lee Webb Sr. in 1957.
Webb accepted Christ as her savior at the early age. Her Christian journey began at Bethlehem Temple Church where the late William Rogers was pastor. She served as the radio announcer, church announcer and Sunday school teacher.
In 1985 she and her husband joined the church family at Mt. Zion Assembly Healing Temple, where she faithfully served on the deacon and trustee wives board and other auxiliaries, working in any capacity where she was needed. She remained a faithful, caring member until health failed.
Her faithfulness, dedication and love marked her as one of the special matriarchs of the church family. The late Bishop Dr. Earl Parchia often referred to Mo. Webb as his “Georgia Peach” and his “doctor” because she seemed to have a remedy for everything.
In her professional life, Webb worked at Interfaith as an elderly social worker and served as a poll worker for many years with the City of Milwaukee
Her parents, John and Florida Hollingsworth, precede her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband of more than 50 years Joseph Lee Webb, Sr.; children Carol Posey, Brenda Appling, Joseph Webb, Jr., Dorothy (Caylup) Barreaum and Benny (Mary) Winter; godson Rickey Price, as well as host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral Services for Alberta Hollingsworth-Webb will be held on Saturday, July 2 at Mt Zion Assembly Healing Temple, 4300 N Green Bay Ave., where Shepherdess Cora Parchia is pastor. Services will begin at 9:45 am. Visitation will be held at Northwest Funeral Chapel, 6630 W. Hampton Ave., on Friday, July 1 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Revelations 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed [are] the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.