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Albert Weston Wheeler

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The Life of Albert Weston Wheeler

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee: yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Isaiah 41:10

On Thursday, April 10, 2014 Albert Weston Wheeler passed from time into eternity at the MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD. This precious man of God and beloved husband of Bettie Jean Wheeler was born on June 14, 1956, to Richard Budd and Gertrude Wise Chatman in Washington, D.C. During his life's journey, he was adopted into the loving faithful family of Albert Haney Wheeler and Alyce Weston Wheeler, as their only child.

During that time, he attended Maryland Public and Washington, D.C. Private schools, successfully reaching his ultimate goal of graduating from St. John's Military Academy High School of Washington, D.C. in 1974. He graduated with academic honors, and participated in the band and on the wrestling team. He is an honorary member of St. John's Military Academy Alumni. His zeal and love for learning would lead him to attend the University of Oklahoma where he studied he was exposed to his rich Native American heritage.

Later, he decided to serve his country by joining the United States Air Force in 1976. His military education: Basic Military Training/NCO Orientation CRS/Model 40 DATA Terminal O/I Maintenance CRE/Communications and Relay Center Equipment Repairman Electro/Mechanical CRS. His Primary Specialty: 30652 Telecommunications Systems/Equipment Maintenance SPECIALISTS. Decorations, Medals, Badges: Air Force Longevity Service Award. His effective Separation Date: April 1980, with an Honorable Discharge.

Albert began his professional career with C & P Telephone Company (Verizon Communications) in 1980, as a Central Office Technician. He worked his way up to being promoted to Change Agent, Specialist, and finally retiring as Senior Service Manager in 2006. He loved his job and worked hard to successfully complete state-of-the-art Electronic/Digital/Fiber Optic Installation and Maintenance classes; to stay on top of his perspective field of cutting edge technology.

Throughout his life, Albert was soft-spoken, mild-mannered, displayed a pleasant, calm and warm demeanor, which stood out to all who met him. He took pride in his appearance, "dapper", a well manicured lawn; a clean polished car. He also loved to fish and was quite fond of boating. Albert also enjoyed tackling the daily crosswords and Sudoku puzzles neatly folding his paper while he worked on the brainteasers. He was the very best son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle a person could ever ask for; always loving, giving and extending his strong yet gentle hand for support. He was an admirable man known for his high moral character, integrity and kindness. Truly, his legacy will always be his profound words, spoken from his bed, in his ICU room: "My faith will not waiver, All is well with my soul".

Along with his beloved wife Bettie, he leaves to mourn two sons, Darryl Borne, Jerry Borne Jr.; one daughter Leticia Rene' Proctor; seven grandchildren: Shala Borne, Preston Borne, Ryan Proctor, Kaija Borne, Cameron Proctor, Ian Proctor and soon to arrive Jacob Noel Borne; two brothers: Richard Budd, Anthony Budd; four sisters: Virginia Sharp, Theresa Norflet, Carrol Yager and Rochelle Richardson. He leaves a host of nephews, nieces, grandnephews. grandnieces and other relatives and friends to carry on his heartfelt memories.

May God forever bless each of you in a very special way and keep you in his care.


First Baptist Church of Glenarden: Ministry Center
3600 Brightseat Road
Landover, MD 20785

April 25, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


First Baptist Church of Glenarden: Ministry Center
3600 Brightseat Road
Landover, MD 20785

April 25, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Cheltenham Veteran's Cemetery
11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623

April 25, 2014
1:00 PM

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  1. "First I would like to say god bless your soul uncle trent and may you have everlasting life in heaven. I love you and will miss you. I remember living in D.C. With grandma "Gertrude Chapman", and you would come to the house in your crisp white 280 ZX IROC. I still remember the smell of it. Also you would throw us in the air high as the roof. 🙂 Also you would take us to the park. I also remember your golden mushroom afro. 🙂 R.I.P. unc. Love your Nephew Nick H.

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