Mark Tyson Albright, 40, of Moberly, MO passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at his parents’ home near Hughesville, MO.
He was born on July 15, 1980 in Fort Worth, TX, the oldest son of Mark Allen and Elizabeth Ann “Annie” (Williamson) Albright.
Tyson’s passion, the last 5 years of his life, was prison ministry. He spent the majority of his time in the betterment of himself and others, both spiritually and emotionally. He chose to involve himself in many various activities and made a strong effort to help other inmates better themselves. He went through the Vietnam Veteran’s of America Substance Abuse Program to better himself, then facilitated the class as a leader, teaching others the principles needed to remain free from drugs.
Tyson was a leader in the Correctional Center Chapel, holding positions of Christian Representative and Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader. He was a mentor to many other inmates. He was the chairman of the Unique Jaycees, organizing many events from Storylink, a program that allows individuals to record themselves reading a book on tape for their children to listen to, and fundraisers to donate thousands of dollars to a local children’s home.
He was a member of two therapeutic communities, The Genesis Project and the New Horizons Project. As a member of both projects he led, developed and facilitated classes on leadership and genuine life change.
Tyson took Art as Therapy classes and created many beautiful works of art with airbrush painting and eventually helped teach others.
Tyson was a member of Toastmasters, a worldwide non-profit organization designed to help individuals become better communicators through leadership training and public speaking practice. He was also taking online classed with Ashland University, working toward a degree in Christian Doctrine. Tyson worked at a Metal Fabrication shop, first as a welder and then as an order clerk.
Survivors include his parents Mark and Annie Albright of Hughesville; two brothers, Shannon Dean Albright of Moberly, MO and Christopher Eldon Albright of Hughesville, MO; grandmothers, Dorothy Williamson of Windsor, MO and Carolyn McGarrah of Sedalia, MO; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A memorial service will be held February 20
, 1:00 p.m. at Parks Chapel Baptist Church, 1023 SE 450 Rd, Clinton MO 64735 (near Tightwad, MO).
Memorial contributions will be given to the prison ministry organizations that Tyson was involved in and checks should be made to Annie Albright.
Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia, MO.