I was caught by her warmth and kindness
She was a person of hospitality
Filled with a grace that always blessed
When you were in her presence you felt important

A strong character that refused to quit
Failure was not acceptable to her
Active, generous, loyal, and faithful
Every challenge she faced was defeated

She possessed a deep faith
Her joy was infectious
She was wise, patient, understanding and generous
In her presence you were encouraged

She was a matriarch
A family and church leader
Her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and others were loved
They counted on her and she taught them to be people of value

The Seminary was especially blessed to have her
She was our blessing
We always counted on her for forty-six years
She always met the mark and then some

Our students were blessed by her
She helped them with their troubles
A listening ear, a kind word and financial help
They believed in her and she was trustworthy

All of us will miss her
We will miss her in ways that are not definable
She was part of our sunshine
Our joy is full knowing she is with Jesus

Almetta thank you for being our friend
Thank you for being a family leader
We miss you, life goes on but we miss you
Thank you for your life invested here in New Orleans

Clay Corvin
September 4, 2010

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Clay Corvin

Clay Corvin is Co-Pastor at Bethel Community Baptist Church. He is the retired VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and was employed by NOBTS for 38 years. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren. His ministry is to the homeless and helpless seeking to promote the cause of Christ everyplace he travels.