Joan Elizabeth Adams Alexander

Published 7:52 pm Friday, August 19, 2016

Joan Elizabeth Adams Alexander, a lifelong resident of Vicksburg, passed Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at her home with her family by her side.

She was the daughter of the late Prentiss and Lucille Adams. She was the pastor’s secretary for Woodlawn Baptist Church for 25 years. She was a member of Bovina Baptist Church, along with her husband of 60 years, James Alexander.

She was a devoted Christian, wife, mother and grandmother. Even though Alzheimer’s had taken most of her mind, she could still quote the 23rd Psalm and sing along with many of her favorite hymns.

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Joan is survived by her daughter, Anna Gillis (Chris); sons Mitch Alexander (Barbi) and Mike Alexander (Brandy); her sister, Mary Jane Adams; grandchildren, Rachel and Andrew Gillis, Becky Jo Alexander Holt (Chris), Mitchell Crawford (Amy), Carly and Matt Alexander and Kaitlyn Alexander. She also has three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Glenwood Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. with the funeral service Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Wells, Brian Wells, Sonny Hickman, Lee Bruce, Charles Hill, and William Cook.

The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Pierce III, Camellia Hospice and Private Home Care for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Bovina Baptist Church building fund.