Obituary of Pastor A.L. Courtney
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Amos Levi Courtney, (known to everyone as A.L.) celebrated his heavenly homecoming on May 15, 2023. A.L. was born in Jackson, Alabama to Amos Levi Courtney, Sr. and Willie B. Courtney on December 15, 1934. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Myra Scroggins Courtney, daughter, Amy Courtney Marott (Geoff) and son, Michael Levi Courtney (Traci); sisters, Jean Marie Mathews (Gayle), and Linda Brown; four granddaughters Courtney Marott, Laurel Marott (Eric), Emile Courtney and Kyndall Courtney, five great-grandchildren Ashlyn Marott, Cason Stone, Cash Stone, Lillian Bell, and Asher Hoselton; godson, Tristan Tyler, and many cousins, nephews, nieces, and a multitude of friends. A.L. graduated from East Mississippi Community College, Howard College (Samford) and New Orleans Baptist Seminary. He served as pastor to churches in Mississippi and Alabama for over 50 years. After serving 20 years at First Baptist Church in Pell City, Alabama, he retired in December, 1999 and was named Pastor Emeritus. A.L. was also involved in many community activities, as an honorary member of the Pell City Rotary Club where he served two years as President. He also was a member of the Alabama Baptist Board of Missions, the Baptist Foundation Board, Lakeside Hospice Board, and Samford Golden Bulldog President. For nine years, he served as Chaplin of the Pell City High School Football team. He was named Clergyman of the Year by the Pell City Civitan Club, Alumnus of the Year at East Mississippi Community and entered in the Sports Hall of Fame in the same school. Having officiated an untold number of weddings, funerals, church activities, and community events, A.L. cast a long shadow and legacy of faithful service to the Lord. He is celebrated by many that he brought to a relationship with Jesus Christ, those whose lives he influenced through his discipleship, and is a model of a life well-lived. A service to celebrate his homecoming will be held on Saturday, May 20th at First Baptist Church, Pell City, Alabama at 11:00. Following the service, the family invites all attendees to join them for visitation in the Family Ministry Building at First Baptist. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Gideons Organization or First Baptist Church, Pell City missions ministry. Condolences may be offered online at www.usreyfuneralhome.com. Usrey Funeral Home of Pell City is assisting the family.
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Pastor A.L. Courtney
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