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Alvin Brooks Weston

Alvin Brooks Weston, 93, of Pikeville, Tennessee passed away in his home on Monday morning February 19, 2024.

He is survived by his wife, Deanna Flora Weston; son, Brent T. Weston; daughter, Joy W. Murrell and son-in-law, Audie E. Murrell; brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Alvin, known to most as “Al”, was born in Long Island, New York. He moved from state to state as a child while his father, Clarence M. Weston, designed dams through the TVA and Army Corps of Engineers. He graduated from Druid Hills High in Atlanta, Georgia, then went on to earn a degree at Emory University, and a Master’s Degree at Emory’s Candler School of Theology.

Al pastored multiple churches within the United Methodist Church (UMC) in Florida and Georgia and directed the Mobile Training Center which provided educational materials for schools and churches throughout the Southeast. Upon retiring from the UMC, Al started a recording company where he recorded and mass-produced cassettes, CDs, and DVDs of conferences from all over the southeast. Some of these conferences included Faith At Work, United Methodist’s Men’s Conference and Full Gospel Business Men’s Conference at Rock Eagle, and The Upper Room First Friday Prayer Meetings. He recorded and/or interviewed many famous people such as Billy Graham, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Teresa, and Oral Roberts.

Al married Deanna Flora on May 29, 1966. They met at Emory University hospital while he was pastoring and she was nursing. They had two children, Brent and Joy.

Al was an extremely creative man who loved working on projects. He also loved arranging flowers, fellowshipping with friends around his dinner table, laughing, giving gifts, Christmas, playing games with his children, listening to classical and Christian music, being an active member in his church, making people feel special and important, and fundraising for projects that furthered the Word of God.

At 89, one of his big dreams came true! He traveled to Israel with his daughter and two friends for a two-week trip to Israel. He returned for another two-week trip to Israel at 91 with his son and daughter. Before passing away, Al was planning his third trip to Israel.

Al had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest. Upon death, Al was surrounded by family as he joined the Church Triumphant (members of the church who have died and are regarded as enjoying eternal happiness through union with God).

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