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Willie E. Alexander / June 06, 2018

Willie E. Alexander, 87, died Monday, May 28, 2018 at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital, South Hill. He was born in Mecklenburg County on June 8, 1930, son of the late Robert and Reabelle Alexander. He attended the schools of Mecklenburg County and was formerly employed with environmental services for Schering Plough, Union, N.J., retiring in 1990. He was a member of Awesome Faith Ministries, La Crosse.

Cherishing his memories are his wife, Octavia L. Alexander of Skipwith; three daughters, Lessie (Melvin, Sr.) of Boydton, Rolinda of La Crosse and Teresa of Maryland; his wife’s children, Patsy, Ronald (Rhonda), Sandra (AZ), Temiches (Willie) and Quincy (ReKeitha); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; five sisters, Anna, Ardell (Joe), Sarah, Emma and Rose; three brothers, Herbert (Cynthia), Steven and Frank (Rochelle) , and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Henrietta Beatrice Alexander; six brothers, Robert Lee, Leonard, George, Nelson, James and William, and one sister, Mamie.

A funeral was held Saturday, June 2 at Awesome Faith Ministries, La Crosse with his daughter, Pastor Rolinda Butler, officiating. Interment was private.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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