Retired SBF exec VP Faye Albright dies

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Faye Stringer Albright, who retired in 2011 as executive vice president of the Southern Baptist Foundation, died May 21 in Nashville after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 71.

Faye Albright
 
She worked for the foundation for 28 years, beginning in 1982, and was promoted to executive vice president in 2000.

Warren Peek, president of the foundation since 2007, remembered Albright for her friendship, faith, strong work ethic and professional competency.

"Faye's favorite Bible verse was Micah 6:8, which asks the question, 'What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?'" Peek said at Albright's May 24 funeral service. "If there was a verse that emphasized Faye's life it was this. She always did what was right. She was kind to everyone and she loved the Lord and walked closely with Him every day. She was an example for all of us."

After retirement, she continued as a consultant until 2014 to the foundation, an independent Southern Baptist firm committed to assisting individuals and ministries in discerning God's Purposes for the resources He has entrusted to them, and maximizing the impact of the resources in estate and financial planning.

Albright grew up in Vanleer, Tenn., the daughter of the late Sally and Douglas Stringer, and graduated from Belmont University in Nashville. She was a longtime member of Covenant Baptist Church, formerly Concord-Grandview Baptist Church, in Brentwood, Tenn.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Levon Albright, their son Philip and several grandchildren.

"Faye was my friend," Peek said, "but even more than that she was an example to all of us of a loving, faithful wife of 53 years and a mother who loved her son very much. She loved her family and talked about Levon, Philip and her grandchildren all the time."

Compiled by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press' general assignment writer/editor. BP reports on missions, ministry and witness advanced through the Cooperative Program and on news related to Southern Baptists' concerns nationally and globally.
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