Mary Ruth (Moochie) McAfee Alexander, born May 7, 1932, in Soddy- Daisy, left this world on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May13, 2018, to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer on Monday, April 30, 2018.
Mary married James A. Alexander on May 9, 1951, and traveled with James during his 22-year career serving in the Army. After his military retirement, they made their home in Soddy-Daisy, TN.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Alexander; infant son, Sidney Wayne Alexander; parents, Roy and Evadna McAfee Qualls; sister, Betty Qualls Vandergriff.
She is survived by sons, James G. Alexander of Soddy Daisy and Roy Ellis Alexander of NC; grandsons, James (Emily) Alexander of Columbus, GA, Jason Alexander of Atlanta, GA, David and Dustin Alexander of NC; and granddaughter, Jaime Alexander of NC. She is also survived by brother, Charles (Marlene) Qualls of Soddy-Daisy; sisters, Jimmie Jo Holland of Soddy-Daisy, Susie (Brad) Hogue of Soddy-Daisy, and Anna Mae (Chester) Lockhart of Gainesville, GA; as well as eight great grandchildren.
Mary was a member of Daisy Church of God. She loved reading her Bible, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and gardening; and especially working in her flower garden. She worked many years in the textile and apparel industries. She worked in the apparel industry as a designer and supervisor for many years. Mary became a care giver to many patients in the surrounding area. She continued caring for others until she was hospitalized 2 weeks ago.
Special thanks to Ark Ridge care givers that have provided home care for her son, James, during the past 8 years; especially Leigh Mays and Laura Staley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in remembrance of Mary R. Alexander to Daisy Church of God or your favorite charity.
The funeral service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Bishop Caleb Bolton officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation is from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the funeral home.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.