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Albert Henry Hose

March 14, 1927 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 95)


Because I could not stop for death, death kindly stopped for me. When that train of death stopped, I welcomed my departure from this land because life has been great to me.  I was once told that great souls die and sometimes memories fade away, but I am leaving each of you my legacy because God Almighty has set me free. There’s peace and serenity on this train. No matter how rough the road of life has been, whenever I had to go against the grain, I took this train because my Master was on board.

Albert Henry Hose was born March 14, 1927, in Brunswick, Georgia, the son of George W. Hose, Sr., and Virginia Gary.  He was educated in the public school system of Glynn County, Georgia and was a graduate of Risley High School. After graduation, Albert enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 21, 1945 and was honorably discharged on August 21, 1946. In his early years as a youth, he joined Saint Athanasius Episcopal Church and remained a faithful member until his heath failed him. In his leisure, Albert enjoyed golfing which began in the early 70’s. He also loved bowling.

When a man finds a wife, he finds a good thing. Albert was united in holy matrimony to Betty Jean Hardee on January 1, 1972, and they enjoyed a beautiful life together in Brunswick, Georgia, until she transitioned in 1998.

Most people desire success in life, and they do it in various ways, but to whom much is given much is expected. Albert was employed by The United States Postal Service and the United States Customs Port Authority as the first Black mail carrier and custom agent in Brunswick, Georgia. However, for Albert Hose, the pinnacle of his success came because he had the strength to continue working until he was ninety-two years old. After leaving the military, Albert took and successfully passed the civil service exam and secured a job as a mail carrier,

Albert worked as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service for 16 years. After he left the postal service, he secured a job as a customs aide and kept that title until the early 70’s. CBP Officer Albert Hose worked for the federal government in their customs division for seventy two years and at the same port of entry in Brunswick, Georgia since 1963. He once said, “I don’t see the need to retire, if you enjoy your work and the people around you.” Until the day he retired, he boarded and inspected cargo and recreational vessels at several area docks, private aircraft at two airports, and submarines at the naval base 40 miles south of Brunswick. On his work computer, he manipulated spreadsheets and databases like a wiz. Albert was promoted to customs inspector in the early 1970s. Life wasn’t always favorable for a young Black man growing up in the South, but through it all Albert overcame all the challenges he faced and kept the dedication and integrity he needed to survive in life. Albert encouraged and assistant others in securing jobs with the federal government. He was also instrumental in helping to get many people in Glynn County registered to vote.

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years (Psalm 90:10). God gave his servant Albert twenty-five additional years. On June 7, 2022, Albert answered the summon from his Heavenly Father. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Jean Hardee Hose; and daughter, Janice Pinkney.

Those left to cherish fond memories: one daughter, Alison Hose; three grandchildren, A’Sjanay Abrielle Pitts, Tobiasz Leon Hose, Xia Javiere Hose; one great grandchild, Nyla Higginbotham; and a host of friends.

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June 27, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saint Athanasius
Corner of Albany and Monck Streets/ Downtown
Brunswick, GA 31520
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Funeral Service
June 28, 2022

6:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Park
502 J Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
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Private Interment

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