|Birth: ||Mar. 22, 1922|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1978|
After toiling in God's vineyard for 56 years, Alice Burnette Alexander heard a voice say "well done thy good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, now I will make you ruler over many."
She was born on March 22, 1922 in Clarksdale Mississippi to Thomas and Elizabeth Curry (maiden name - Stamps). She had 4 brothers (Clyde, Albert, Clarence, James) and 4 sisters (Mary, Eula, Margaret, Ethel). She was raised in a loving and God-fearing environment at 725 W. 25th Street. She had to drop out of school in the 9th grade because she fell into a coma for a week, and did not come out of it until the saints gathered around her and prayed until God woke her up. However, she was plagued with epileptic seizures for the entirety of her life (she said she prayed one time to be free of seizures, and God heard her plea and delivered her for 4 years).
She was united in matrimony (against her parent's better judgement) to Eddie Charles Alexander in 1942. They both were members of Christ Temple Apostolic Church, where she sang in the choir, and he was the choir director and musician until he left. Their children included Torrence, Ronald, Donald, Janet, Charles, Roger, Elvera, Ezra, Gerald, and Thomas.
She had many trials and tribulations, but she kept putting one foot in front of the other, while staying on her knees every day in prayer. She was the most courageous and strong individual I have ever had the opportunity to meet. She treated everybody with kindness and respect. I remember when she had to whip me for some infraction or another, she would come to me later and say, "I want you to forgive me for having to whup you." How kind is that! She always took time to listen to other's problems and give a helping hand whenever she could.
Even though she raised us on $6 a day doing daywork, along with welfare, we never were homeless, nor did we starve. She was always humble, patient and loving.
She did not believe in doctors, but believed if she asked God for healing, it would be done according to God's will. However, she would not withhold treatment from us if we were ever injured. She applied the "old folk's medicine" and prayer, and it always worked (we need to get back to those old time remedies).
And so I salute and praise you for your love and kindness and most of all your patience in doing the best you could with what God had given you. You not only taught us about love, but you lived your life by it.
I miss your loving smile and tender touch, but I know that God needs you more. In the physical body you were limited, but now your spirit has been set free and you are one of God's heavenly angels.
I Love You and Rest in Peace... —Contributed by Charles, composed by Janet —
Two of Alice's sisters are linked to this site, Eula Curry Hite and M. Ethel Curry Walton-Pullins.
New Crown Cemetery and Mausoleum
Plot: Section 24A, Row 5, Grave 35
Created by: Charles R. Alexander
Record added: Jun 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19897911
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