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Robert Christopher Averette

August 8, 1968 ~ March 9, 2022 (age 53)

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Robert Christopher Averette was born on August 8th, 1968, to the union of Billy R. Averette and Betty Joe Bradford Averrett in Sylacauga, Alabama.  Robert was affectionately known as “A-Rock” by family and friends.

Robert accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and united with New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Sylacauga, Alabama.  He received his formal education in the Sylacauga City School Systems and later graduated and received his diploma at Sylacauga High School, with the class of 1986.

On November 30th, 1990, Robert joined the United States Army where he received the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbons. On April 21st, 1991, Robert received his Honorable Discharge.  After serving in the military Robert was a dedicated employee with Avondale, Russell Mills and Royal Tires in Sylacauga, Alabama.

Robert was an awesome baseball and basketball player.  He had a passion for washing cars and cutting grass throughout the community. 

Robert departed this walk of life on March 9th, 2022, in Sylacauga, Alabama.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Joe Averette, sister, Shirley Jemison, Grandparents, Henry and Christine Averette, John and Julia Bradford.

Robert’s love will forever be cherished by his loving daughter, Latrise Windom; loving father, Billy R. Averette, Sr.; two grandchildren, K’Jon Windom and A’Nyvia Windom; two brothers, Andrew (Yon) Thomas, Sr. and Billy Averette, Jr.; two uncles, Robert Averett and James Averette; four aunts, Martha Bradford, Jewel McKenzie, Willie Mae Hale, and Alice Faye Porch; loving caring companion, Clemmie Leonard; bonus children, Jason McKenzie, Mike Leonard, and Jay Shepard; bonus grandchildren, Jasiya, Jase, and Jalia; special cousin/ friend, Ted McKenzie and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

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March 16, 2022

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Community Funeral Home
511 Edgewood Drive
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Graveside Service
March 17, 2022

1:00 PM
New Hope Baptist Church
521 Old Fayetteville Road
Sylacauga, AL 35150

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