Alexander (Alex) Chancellor Mounger

Published 3:33 pm Monday, December 11, 2023

Alexander (Alex) Chancellor Mounger of Jackson, died Nov. 27, 2023, at age 50.

Alex was born in Jackson, on Aug. 17, 1973, to Carol Anne and William H. (Bill) Mounger Jr.

He attended Madison-Ridgeland High School and graduated from high school at The Education Center School in Jackson.

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He also attended Hinds Community College for a year and an underwater diving school in Morgan City, Louisiana.

Alex was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Anne Chancellor.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, William H. (Bill) and Denise Mounger Jr. of Vicksburg. He is also survived by two children, Caitlin Alexis Mounger and Alexander Briggs Mounger and a step-daughter, Christian Ables Jamison; two grandchildren, Leighla and Carter Grimme; and one step-granddaughter, Christina Baluta. Alex is also survived by four siblings, William H. (Will) Mounger III (Monica) of Taipei, Taiwan, Caroline McBee Mounger of Austin, Texas, Emily Mounger Jensen (Gary) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mary Kathryn Mounger Sciarretta (Jason) of Atlanta and seven nieces and nephews.

Alex loved being outdoors. He enjoyed camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing and other outdoor activities.

One of the highlights of his life was his attendance at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico, as a Boy Scout. Described as a tough and “gutsy” guy with a great attitude, he hiked the 50-mile trail two consecutive years and helped work on some of the trails at Philmont.

Alex is remembered as a kind friend who possessed a contagious laugh and who was always ready for an adventure. Alex worked for several years as a house painter.

He also enjoyed reading and drawing.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Vicksburg, on Monday, Dec. 18.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with the service to begin at 2 p.m.

A brief graveside service will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Vicksburg Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, c/o Harriette Mastin, 11880 Highwway 61 South, Vicksburg MS 39180 or to the Boy Scouts of America or your local Boy Scout Troop.