Mary Alexander was born on December 25, 1923 in Caroline County Virginia to the late Nathaniel and Mary Lou Hackett. Mary had four brothers and two sisters that preceded her in death, Edward Price Hackett, Alfred Junious Hackett, Taft Hackett, James Hackett, Ora Evans and Gladys Woolfolk. She departed this life on February 17, 2017 at home in Ruther Glen, Virginia.
Mary was educated in the Caroline Public schools and worked as a domestic housekeeper for Edgar and Mae Dickson and Betty and the late Jim Harlan for many years. Mary was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Richard Alexander Sr. on June 29, 1945. Mary had four daughters Phyllis Lane (William), Carolyn Robinson, Gwendolyn Robinson (Floyd Sr.) and Vanessa Jones, and three sons Richard Alexander Jr. (Clara), Rev. David Cunningham (Victoria), and the late James Edward Alexander (Evelyn). Mary accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at a young age at the Jericho Baptist Church and was a Missionary until her health failed.
Left to cherish her memory are her four daughters, Phyllis Lane, Carolyn Robinson, Gwendolyn Robinson, and Vanessa Jones, two sons Richard Alexander Jr. and Rev. David Cunningham, fifteen grandchildren Elder Annette Fallin, William Lane Jr.(Charli), Ray Robinson Jr.(Nicole), Kevin Alexander (Rhonda), Michael Robinson (Melissa), Rev. Stacy Dabney, Clifton Robinson (Marchette), Clinton Robinson (Mydeia), Tiffany Bradshaw (Sterling), Larry Jones (Kershaun), Travelle Jones (Nikki), Jason Alexander (Katrina), Demetrius Alexander (Minnie), Denesha Alexander, and Da’Ren Alexander, three daughter-in-laws Evelyn Alexander, Clara Powell, and Victoria Cunningham, two son-in-laws William Lane Sr. and Floyd Robinson Sr. thirty five great grandchildren, seventeen great-great grandchildren, two devoted friends Ms. Marie Foxx, and Ms. Pearl Rogers, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Mary also had two son-in-laws that preceded her in death Ray Robinson Sr. and Thomas Jones, and two grandchildren Raymond Simms and Floyd Robinson Jr.
Owens Funeral Service (Ashland)
Friday February 24th, 2017
4:00pm - 8:00pm
104 Green Chimney CT
Ashland, VA 23005
Jericho Baptist Church
Saturday February 25th, 2017
8435 Jericho Rd
Ruther Glen, VA 22501
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Mary Alexander was a wonderful friend to all of my family. To this day we have never had fried chicken nor chocolate chip cookies as hers were the BEST.
Love to all of you and many prayers from May,Ed,Charlotte and Hearon Dickson.
Submitted by May Dickson on Feb 24 2017 05:37:54 PM
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May fond memories of your grandmother bring you comfort during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Submitted by Jamie Wagstaff on Feb 24 2017 11:52:51 AM
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Jamie Wagstaff lit a candle on Feb 24 2017 11:51:57 AM
We give thanks for the life of this remarkable woman of God. Her faithful witness to her Savior is an inspiration to her family and all those she met. Now she is with her Lord where there "is no more death or mourning or pain for the old order has passed away." (Revelation 21:4) "Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into your rest."
( Matthew 25:23) You will be missed, Mary.
April and Rick Greenwood
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I don't really know you that well but the moments we met was special. I remember coming to Virginia to celebrate your birthday and to have everyone there looking happy and you looking very beautiful as always. I also remember coming for Thanksgiving and having conversations with you was great. I won't forget the moments we spent together. I love you and will miss you very much I hope to see you soon
Submitted by Kia on Feb 23 2017 07:45:18 PM
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