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tom and albert joyner

Tom and Albert Joyner

*We are saddened to hear of the loss of Tom Joyner‘s brother, Albert.  More information about Albert and the circumstances of his death are below.

Albert Lionel Joyner was born February 3, 1946 in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, to Frances and Hercules Joyner passed away in Jackson, Mississippi on June 3, 2015.  Albert’s early childhood education was completed on the campus of Tuskegee Institute for pre-K, nursery school, elementary school, and high school.  In high school, Joyner was class president his senior year and most valuable player in the state championship basketball team. He graduated from Tuskegee Institute in 1969 with a bachelor’s of science degree in physical education with a minor in physical science.   While in college he became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and later turned that support into a life membership.

Albert was a fervent family man and is survived by his wife, Danita, and four children – Michael, Allison, Danielle and Albert Jr.  He is also survived by his brother, Thomas Joyner, Sr., and nephews Thomas Joyner, Jr (LaToy) and Oscar Joyner (Alem) all of Dallas, Texas.  Two aunts Martha Mansker and Helen Cochran both of Gary, Indiana.  Mother-in-law, Ethel Moore, Step Father-In-Law, Richard Moore, Brother-In-Law, Rayford Crook (Elaine), two Sisters-In-Law, Charlotte Morrissette, (Wilton) of Mobile,  Alabama, Monica Means, (Robert) of Huntsville, Alabama, many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Albert L. Joyner’s Funeral Arrangements for Jackson, Mississippi will be held on:

Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Omega Service at 9:30a.m.

Anderson United Methodist Church

6205 Hanging Moss Road

Jackson, MS  39206

Funeral Arrangements for Tuskegee, Alabama will be held on

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 1:00p.m.

Omega Service at 12:00 p.m.

Tuskegee University Chapel

1200 West Montgomery Road

Tuskegee, Alabama

*Family requests in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Al Joyner Memorial Scholarship Fund, benefiting students at Tuskegee University, his alma mater.

Donations can be made online here

Or mail donations to

Tom Joyner Foundation

c/o Al Joyner Memorial Scholarship Fund

13760 Noel Road, Suite 750

Dallas, Texas  75240

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