Daughter of Lucius D. and Holly Thornhill Dunaway. Married to Cecil Ellis Alexander for 51 years before her death. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmie R. Alexander. Surviving her at time of death was six sons and one daughter. In addition to being a housewife, she had worked as a clerk in Bill's Dollar store in McComb, MS and as a cook at Carters Creek school in Pike County, Mississippi.