James Howard Alexander

Passed away on May 26, 2012

Mr. James H. Alexander, 85, went to sleep and woke up in the presence of his Lord and Savior, on May 26, 2012. Mr. Alexander was born in Gibson County, Tennessee, to James Nolen and Ida Alexander (both deceased) and was the last born of seven children- Clarence, Bill, Charlie, Ruby, Mary (all deceased) and Grace, who is a resident of Gibson, TN. He graduated from Gibson High School and served in the Navy in World War II (Pacific). He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mrs. Latisha Rowlett Alexander; four children- James D. Alexander (Sue), Mrs. Cheryl Hobbs (Skip), Lynda Dilliard, Mrs. Sandra Wilson (Philip); eight grandchildren- Lauren Alexander, Jeffrey Partin (Jennifer), Zachary Alexander, Kelli Hobbs, Trey Hobbs, Shelby Dilliard, Lendy Gillespie (Ryan), Jordan Wilson; two great-grandchildren- Layla Alexander, and Jones Partin. He was a member of Ellendale Baptist Church, Bartlett TN., for 52 years where he served as a deacon, treasurer, choir member and on pastor search committees. He was ordained as a deacon by Lamar Heights Baptist Church, Memphis, TN. He was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason, York Rite Mason, Al Chymia Shriner, and Red Cross of Constantine, and member of the Bartlett Lodge #211. He retired from International Harvester and the City of Bartlett. He loved the Atlanta Braves, hunting, fishing, playing the guitar, keyboard, and harmonica and enjoyed country music. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 29 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd. from 5-8pm with a Masonic Service at 7:30pm. The funeral will be at Ellendale Baptist Church on Wednesday at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to the Shriner Children’s Hospitals, Al Chymia Transportation Fund, or Ellendale Baptist Church (Bartlett, TN) Missions.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 29, 2012
  • Fraternal Organization Tuesday, May 29, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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May 29, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jimmy Alexander. He will truly be missed in the Shrine and all the Masonic Family! From all the Shrine Nobility and Divan of Alchymia Shrine.

Gladys Blankenship

May 29, 2012

Our sympathy to Jimmy's family. We have fond memories of all of you.

Love from us both.

May 29, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Alexander family. Janet grew up in Ellendale and we both were members of Ellendale Baptist Church in the 70's. Mr. Alexander was a good man, but is in a better place now.
Robert and Janet(Steiger) Murphree, Foley, Alabama

Barbra Tucker Luna

May 28, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Alexander family, especially my sweet friend Cheryl. May you all find comfort knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. God Bless.

Roger White

May 28, 2012

My sincere condolences to all Mr. Alexander's family. I have such fond memories of growing up in Ellendale and attending Ellendale Baptist Church. Mr. Alexander was a guiding figure there and later, at International Harvester for me. Bless you all.