City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Obituary
Albert Allen III

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 79.
Died 02/08/2022.

Albert Allen III
Albert Allen III was born on May 16, 1942 to the late Albert Allen Jr and Fannie Allen Snipes in Orange County, NC. He transitioned peacefully on February 8, 2022, surrounded by his wife and children. During his final days Albert was comforted by his friends and family.

Albert graduated from Lincoln High School in 1961 where he played Offensive End on the football team for four years. After graduation, he attended North Carolina A&T University. He was employed at Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC for several years. Albert was very talented and excelled at several different crafts. During his lifetime, he was a master carpenter including framing, cabinetry, and renovating/upgrading homes. Albert was also an entrepreneur having owned a cleaning business and three daycares for many years before settling into retirement. Albert’s passions included photography and perfecting his Sweet Potato Pie recipe.

Albert Allen III was preceded in death by his father Albert Allen Jr, his mother Fannie L. Snipes and his brother James Allen. Albert is survived by his wife, Sarah Allen; two sons, Albert Allen IV and Richie Allen; three daughters, Ashlee Harris (Devin), Jazzmon Williams (Josai), and Akia Allen; two granddaughters, Amara Harris and Amina Harris; five sisters, Lillie Mae Allen, Elaine Washington (Albert), Roxyette Farrington (Dennis Jr.), Denise (Willie) Robinson and Cynthia M. Riggsbee; four aunts, Nettie Bernette, Cinderella Riggsbee, Elma Harris and Isabella Lane as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and longtime friends.

Albert will be remembered for his love of telling stories, making others laugh with his jokes, never backing down from a challenge and loving being right. One of Albert’s core values was instilling the love of sports, especially tennis and swimming, into his children and anyone who was eager to learn. A perfect day for Albert would include playing tennis with his friends, bike riding, watching the Tar Heels play and ending the day with a cold Cherry Pepsi and a Reese. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, cousin, nephew, and friend. Albert will be missed by many and remembered always.

May you rest in heavenly peace.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an affordable alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.


The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

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Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.


Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

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Cremation with Visitation

$1917.84

City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

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Direct Cremation

$1196.75

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Immediate Burial

$2497.50

An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

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Green Burial

$3033.75

This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.

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Traditional Funeral

$5866.98

We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

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