A Time to be Born
Rev. Albert M. Lyle, Jr was born January 12, 1956 into the loving arms of Albert and
Orlean Lyle in Chicago, Illinois.
A Time to Build Up
He was educated in the Cook County School District and was a graduate of South
Shore High School, Class of 1974. Throughout his life, Albert received several
professional certifications for nursing, CDL and business administration. He was an
entrepreneur at heart, owning business that spanned from restaurants and home
appliances. Later in his life he honed his skills in nursing and received a 5 Star Award
for patient care.
He accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at Greater Mount Olive
Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, IL under the leadership of his Pastor Eugene
Henley. In 1978, he received the call from the Lord and was ordained as a Minster of
the Gospel in 1981. Rev. Lyle went on to pastor New Spiritual Light Baptist Church in
Chicago, IL, but he felt the call to minister in Northwest Indiana where he served in
several associate pastor positions. In 2011, Rev. Lyle united with Greater Union
Baptist Church under the leadership of pastor Dr. Michael A. Thompson, Sr., Rev.
Lyle served as one of the Associate Ministers, and each Sunday service as the pulpit
conductor. His passion was serving the indigent during the Outreach Ministry
Breakfast every Sunday morning, he would bring words of encouragement.
He later married in holy matrimony the love of his life Addie Mae Lyle. Their love
was infectious and touched so many lives along the way. One of the last thoughts on
his mind was his “boo boo” Addie, who he loved and cared for with all his heart.
A Time to Pluck Up
God saw Albert’s race was getting rough and weary, so He called him home on April
He was preceded in death by his father Albert M. Lyle, Sr and mother Orlean Lyle,
cherished son Albert Ronnell Hawk, stepdaughter Marilyn Nettles, brother Robert
McReynolds, sisters Linda Lyle and Bernice McReynolds
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Addie, two wonderful children, Yvette
and her husband Bruce McClymont and Robert Gantt; three beautiful stepchildren,
Carolyn "Cookie" Bates, Calvin and his wife Omega Nettles and Michael Nettles;
seven grandchildren, Chrisshawn, Camaree, Casmine, Tinisha, Delisha, Kymiya and
Antonio; ten great grandchildren; one sister Wynne Hammond; one brother Tony
Lyle, four sister in-laws, Mable Hunt, Betty Burk, Thelma (Willie) Rogers and
Geraldine Nettles; two brother in-laws, Melvin (Sharon) Nettles and Donnie
(Mertlene) Nettles; Very special cousin/best friend Kimberly Watson, special uncle
Junior E. McReynolds; step-grandchildren Dominique, Desmond, Michael, Ieshia,
Kayla, Calvin, Kamaya, Keshaun, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and
other family members that will miss him dearly.
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