James Reid Alexander

July 15, 1921October 14, 2013

Charlotte, NC - James Reid Alexander, 92, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Haven in Highland Creek in Charlotte. Mr. Alexander was born July 15, 1921 in Mecklenburg County, son of the late Clayton Augusta Alexander and Eleanora Blakely Alexander. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. He owned and operated Alexander’s Grocery and Lawn Mower Repair for many years. He was active in his church and enjoyed quilting. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Muriel C. Alexander; second wife, Jewell Dulin Alexander; two sisters, Ruth A. Burrows and Helen A. Sullivan; and a brother, Ray W. Alexander. Survivors include his daughters, Patrica A. Bryant and her husband, David, and Esther Rae Brown, and her fiancé, Henry B. Hogg, III; grandchildren, Michael W. Brown, Jr., Kevin M. Brown, Kristin W. Lachapelle, and Bryan L. Washam; a sister, Doris M. Price; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family will gather at the funeral home to receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 2013 in the Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Lee Koontz officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions should be made to either Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region ( or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation ( in memory of James Reid Alexander. Arrangements are by McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel. 704.545.4864


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, October 16, 2013
  • Graveside Service Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Jones Family

October 22, 2013

Our sincere condolences to the family. Our prayers are with you. Romans 15:33

October 17, 2013

Ester and Patty ,I am so sorry to find that Mr Jimmy had passed on. My sister saw the obituary today. Over the years he has been one of my main topics about people that helped me to survive in a mean world and how grateful I will always be for his kindness. If you can please call me at 910-322-2841 or 910-339-7997 I would very grateful , Lester

October 16, 2013

Pat, You don't know me but I had the opportunity to know your dad thru a dear friend. I'll remember him as a very talented and compassionate man. I recently saw Jim at The Haven while visiting my sister-in-law. So sorry for your loss.

Betty Horton

Judy Whitlow Murphy

October 16, 2013

Esther and Pat, so sorry about the loss of your Dad. I'm at Beach with Margaret and her family this week. Thinking of you .

Jane Tanner

October 16, 2013

Pat-so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know you all enjoyed having him near you.

October 16, 2013

Pat and Esther, I am so sorry I can't be there for you this week. I so enjoyed talking with your Dad and seeing you, Pat, at The Haven over the last year. It brought back lots of good memories. My prayers are with you. Love, Janette (Davis Coyle)

Linda Ford

October 15, 2013

My sincere sympathies to Patty, Esther and my mom, Doris A