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Obituary for Janet Lea Albert

Janet Lea Albert

On October 24, 2023, Janet Lea Albert passed away in her home and was carried into heaven to
be with her two children, Amber and Holden. Janet battled for nearly four years with ALS, also
known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Although ALS stripped away at the things she enjoyed most, she
was persistent in remaining close to Jesus Christ and upholding her role as the most tender wife,
mother, sister, and friend until her very last breath.

Janet was born on October 3, 1962, in Ozark Arkansas. Janet moved to Bakersfield, California
during her childhood where she resided for the rest of her life. She attended Highland High
School, class of 1980. At 21 years old Janet met the love of her life, Brian Joseph Albert, and
they married in July of 1984. Janet and Brian quickly built a family full of love and laughter,
raising their children on the word of God.

Janet is preceded in death by two of her children: her daughter Amber Sunshine Albert and her
son Holden Joseph Albert. She is survived by her beloved husband Brian Albert; her daughters
Ashley Albert-Pantoja, Joy Champlin, and Camryn Albert and her son Randen Albert. She is
also survived by her mother and father: Masie Goldsmith and Bobby Lee Thompson, her
stepmother Charlene Thompson; her brothers: Jason Williamson, Jeff Thompson and Rick
Medlock; her sisters: Connie Medlock-Robinson, Christmas Egger, and Lilianne Goldsmith; her
grandchildren: Kaya, Kaydie, Stephan, Marissa, and Jagger. She is also survived by a multitude
of lifelong friends and extended family.

Janet cherished and took great pride in being a mother. Whenever asked about what she wanted
to do in life she would always respond the same, stating, “My biggest goal has and will always
be to be a great mother”. Janet gave birth to three children but was a mom to many. She was a
foster parent for twenty-two years, extending her maternal love, mending broken hearts and
speaking the word of God to all her children. Aside from being an exceptional wife and mother,
she was the absolute best homemaker. She welcomed her home to anyone in need and always
made sure there was a home cooked meal ready to feed an army.

Janet will be remembered for her generous and compassionate soul. She found so much joy in
the little things in life, like the smell of fresh brewed coffee in the morning, black iced tea from
Starbucks, soft blankets, dinner dates with her husband, and most importantly the warm
embraces of her husband, children, and grandchildren. Janet loved sunbathing on a pool float in
the middle of summer with an ice-cold drink in her hand and classic rock music playing. Any
chance Janet got to have her grandchildren over for the weekend, pick them up from school, or to
go shopping she took it. We will never forget the comfort of her home, her hugs and kisses, and
the “gifts” she purchased, no matter the occasion, for her children and grandchildren while she
was out shopping. She was a believer of Jesus Christ and loved to spread the word of God to
anyone around her.

Family and friends of Janet are invited to attend a funeral service in her honor at the New Life
Center Church (Northwest Campus) 1300 Jewetta Ave, 93312 at 10:00 am Thursday November
9, 2023. Following the service, Janet will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Cemetery (Southwest
location) 2739 Panama ln, 93313.