Hugh Hilton “Hilton” Albritton, Sr

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Hugh Hilton “Hilton” Albritton, Sr

  • Birth 25 Dec 1901 McComb, Pike County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 30 Jul 1995 Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 68055090

Hugh Hilton Albritton married Mildred Jean Marsalis on December 25, 1932 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi. He said since it was his birthday, it kept all the important dates on one date.
He was a pharmacist, and she was an English teacher.
They made their home in Mississippi City, in a lovely home facing the Gulf of Mexico.
Papa Two, which is how he was known to his grandchildren, loved to read comic books to us. He also loved to trim his hedges, which were always perfect. He even liked modern music, and knew the words to Jim Croce's song, "Time in a Bottle". He was incredibly patient, and let us build a boat in the back yard, knowing all along we would never be able to get it out of the yard, much less get it to float, but we had such fun building it.
I loved to read, and he and my grandmother would take us to the library and the pool every day during our summer visits. He made us a set of cards that had slits in the sides so we could build three dimensional castles. It was a good life. Quiet, no TV, no cell phones, no Internet. Just people, books, and fresh air. I learned to sit on the porch and talk to the neighbors, Aunt Natalie, Aunt Vi and Uncle James, who were not actually related to us, but close family friends were always addressed as Aunt or Uncle back then. They did not entertain me. They were the adults, I had to sit still and think about what I was going to say when they asked me a question. I did not speak first, children never spoke first to an adult. I think that was a good thing. I learned to listen with comprehension. I had to pay attention so I could understand the topic in case one of them asked me a question.
Going to church was not open to debate. Each Sunday I donned my white gloves and lace hair veil and went to St. Peters by the Sea Episcopal Church in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Then when I was staying with my other grandparents I went to the Baptist Church. I grew up knowing that there were choices, but being atheist was not one of them. I never knew anyone who did not believe in God until I was over 21.
Hugh Hilton Albritton was a good man, with strong values, and he shared them with his grandchildren.

Thank you Papa Two.

Laurel Shannon Albritton






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  • Created by: MsMarion
  • Added: 7 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68055090
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Hilton “Hilton” Albritton, Sr (25 Dec 1901–30 Jul 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68055090, citing Southern Memorial Park, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by MsMarion (contributor 47087574) .