Respectfully, we honor the legacy of the life of Mrs. Alberta Koger Clayton. Affectionately called "Real", she is a native of Walterboro, South Carolina.
Alberta Koger Clayton, was born August 31, 1938 in Hendersonville, South Carolina to the late Richard Koger and Elizabeth Robertson Koger. She Transitioned to Glory on November 11, 2019 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
At a young age , Alberta came to know Christ and was involved in her family church, St. James Holiness Church, where she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Alberta was educated through the Colleton County School System. After her formal education, she moved to Miami, Florida and was employed there for several years before returning back to Hendersonville, SC to assist with her ailing parents. In 1963 she married William Clayton of Walterboro SC and to this union five children were born. Alberta was an absolute wife, mother and a devoted woman of God. She enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her family, she poured her heart into everything that she did. She loved cooking, fishing, singing, floral arranging, planting flowers, watching westerns, and traveling was her pleasure and past time. She was a faithful church supporter and held several positions as a leader and church mother. Worship and service was her life. Her husband, William Clayton enlisted in the Military, climbing through the ranks to Command Sergeant Major as he served on many tour assignments and retired after 31 years in 1989 making Fayetteville, NC his home for his wife and family.
During William's active duty time, Alberta managed to maintain key communications link between the Officers Wives group and their enlisted counterparts. Her personal interests and support for young enlisted wives,(often away from home for their first time in a foreign country,) was appreciated by all who served in Special Forces, 1st Psyop Intelligence Battalion and in the many diverse Divisions of the Military. Her outstanding work and support of the Battalion and Community Wives' Program during CSM Clayton's tenure, was given with Superior Conduct and Gracve. The many awards and accolades given to Alberta and was received humbly by her for her participation and assistance in the Military. We Thank you for your Service in the UNITED STATES ARMY. Alberta managed military and home life with class and grace, always acknowledging that she could not have done any of this without the help of the Lord, her strong tower! She was a strong woman who was loyal, committed supportive, loving, giving and Devoted. She lived by example according to the word of God. She was the family's pillar of strength. She loved her Holidays and family gatherings.
She loved watching her grand children grow. Alberta was always smiling, her laugh was contagious! Whenever she spoke it was powerful -When she was silent it was powerful. She was a praying woman and a woman of faith. She would always say...NO MATTER WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE - TRUST AND BELIEVE GOD! He will always work things out for your good. Our Mother will be sorely missed and we will forever cherish and honor her legacy and we celebrate the beautiful gift God gave to us.
ALBERTA KOGER CLAYTON was preceded in death by siblings, James Koger, Asbury Koger, Walter Koger, Lester Koger and Na- than Koger, Joyce Maxwell, Ada Lee Ferguson, Amelia Bright and Letha Mae Bright. She leaves to cherish and honor her memory a loving husband, CSM RET William Clayton of Fayetteville; five (5) children, Wanda Serderia Clayton of Durham, NC, Doris Luretha Clayton of Fayetteville, NC, Tracey Ann Clayton of Char- lotte, NC, William Lewis Clayton (Yolanda) of Fayetteville, NC, Kenneth Lane Clayton of Philadelphia, PA; one (1) Sister, Gladys Cassidy of Greenville, SC; five (5) grandsons, Michael Lance Clayton, Ambros Kirk IV, William Lamar Clayton (Mya), Darien Lewis 'Bubba' Clayton (Kenya), Rashard Briggs; two (2) granddaughters, Brittany Renee' Clayton and Niyala Clayton; four (4) great-grand- children, Christopher Kirk, Veece Clayton, Layla Clayton, Kaliyah Clayton. To cherish her memory, three (3) daughters through love, Karen Townsend, Lawanda Tripp, and Tyronnia Biggs; six (6) grandchildren through love, Josiah Townsend, Isaiah Townsend, Laronnia Staples, Larry Egerton Jr, Larnell Egerton, Larneshia Dan- iels; seven (7) great-grands through love, Monroe Staples Jr, Zanari Egerton, Carter and Tyler Egerton, Kyle Egerton, Kaidn McCallis- ter and Dante' Munguia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends and relatives.
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