Jay Wilson Alexander III

November 19, 1958January 1, 2013

Jay Wilson Alexander, III, died at home on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, after a long illness. He was born in Charlotte on November 19, 1958, to the late Jay Wilson Alexander, Jr., and June Childs Alexander. He was a lifelong learner, and recently earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. For the past twenty-two years, he was devoted to caring for his mother. He was congenial, kind, and always willing to help others.

He is survived by his sisters, Rosann Farber-Petes (husband Tom Petes) of Chapel Hill, June Marie Rainwater (husband Ron) of Mt. Holly, and Bonnie Washam (loving friend Steve McKenzie) of Cornelius, and nieces, Laura Petes, of Washington, DC, and Diana Petes, of San Francisco, CA.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28207, or Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.


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Shay Watkins

January 7, 2013

I am sorry to hear of Jay's death. My husband, Paxton, was the next door neighbor of the Alexanders while Jay was a child. Whenever Jay saw Paxton and I together (we dated as teenagers), he would run out of his house and sing "Strangers in the Night" to us. I loved it. He gave us fun memories of him. We are very sorry for your loss.

Donna Mauney

January 6, 2013

Dear Bonnie, Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May knowing your brother is now at peace, the family memories of days gone by and being surrounded by family at this time bring you comfort. Love, Kenny and Donna

Kathryn Wallace Cook

January 5, 2013

Dearest Rosann, June-Marie,and Bonnie,
I am so saddened to hear of Jay's passing. You all will be in our prayers. I haven't seen you in years but have so many fond memories of growing up down the street and playing with Jay and Bonnie. God bless you all.

January 5, 2013

Living next door to the Alexanders as a kid I can still remember sitting on their front porch with Jay and Bonnie drinking Cheerwine. Jay loved his go kart and I will always remember those early years. Bonnie, my thoughts will be with your family today. Kevin Smith

Audrey Weaver

January 5, 2013

I will always remember Jay.i enjoyed working with him for the last 2 months.he will be missed my prayers Goes out to the family.

Ashe Lockhart

January 5, 2013

I knew Jay as a child and spent some time with him 8 or 10 years ago. He had a joyous, wondrous spirit. I am deeply sorry to hear of his death. He was much too young. My condolences and prayers to his family.

Mary Trexler

January 5, 2013

Dear Bonnie, June Marie and Rosann,
I'm so very sorry to hear you have lost your dear brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary Trexler

Cathy Barnhardt

January 4, 2013

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear brother, June Marie

Connie Hartsell

January 4, 2013

I'll remember my pal forever. My condolences to Rosann, Bonnie,June Marie and their families.

January 3, 2013

Rosann,June Marie and Bonnie, Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. Jay is in heaven with Mom and Dad, doing well no more pain and suffering. We love you all and may God give you comfort. Love Nick & Diane Hilton