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.