Della Mae Alexander

June 23, 1921March 4, 2012

Della Mae Alexander, 90, who devoted her life to educating children, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, March 4, 2012, holding the hand of her nephew, Thomas Hoke.

She was born in Landis, June 23, 1921, to John Ulysses and Fannie Kirk Alexander. She graduated from Landis High School and Catawba College. She enjoyed a rewarding teaching career that spanned 41 years, most of which as a much loved teacher at Landis Elementary School where she was named "Teacher of the Year." She lived her final five years actively amongst many friends at Trinity Oaks Retirement Home in Salisbury.

Della will forever be remembered as sweet, loving and compassionate, always doing for others. One of the youngest of thirteen children, she selflessly spent many years as caregiver to one loved one after another, until she was the last of her family's generation.

She is survived by nine nieces and nine nephews, and many great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as great-great-nieces and great-great- nephews, each of whom she dearly loved.

Visitation: The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 7, from 7 - 9 pm at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis.

Service: Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 8, at 11 am at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ in China Grove, where she was a faithful member. Rev. Mark Burns will officiate, and burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorials: Memorials may be sent to Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 477, China Grove, NC, 28023.ngements under the direction of Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, Landis, NC.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 8, 2012

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Michael Davis

March 9, 2012

As a great nephew of Della, I spent a good deal of time under my grandmother Vertie's dining room table during our summer visits.....attempting to avoid the embraces for "suga". Inevitably she would get her way with the help of her sister Margaret (Janie) and extract what little sweetness I had. As much as I may have protested outwardly, they were always welcome and assuring times as she made you feel so loved.
We will miss her while feeling so fortunate to have been part of her life.

Eugenia Waring

March 8, 2012

Della was a very sweet lady I have known all of my life. She was the sister of my Aunt Vertie who was married to my Uncle Phil Lipe. Many times I have felt a part of the Alexander family because of the close family ties of the Lipe and Alexander families. We have lost a wonderful lady.

maria hall

March 7, 2012

she was sweetness and love..just seeing her picture made my heart smile..she gave us all something to remember..hope

Lois Elliott

March 7, 2012

Miss Della was such a special lady. I will miss her waving at me when she came into church. Thom you will be rewarded for taking good care of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Elliotts,
Troy, Lois and George

Lori Davis Shield

March 7, 2012

We loved Aunt Della. From the summer visits to Landis as a child, to the family vacations there with my husband and children, no visit was complete without spending time with Della. She could make you feel like the most special person, was a wonderful listener, and just so sweet and loving. Always a lady. We will miss her so much. Sending love to all of the Alexander relatives from Lori, Joe, Sam and Matthew, and thanking Thom for taking such good care of her.

Betty Lipe Davis

March 6, 2012

Della was a beautiful and loving aunt who cared deeply about every member of her family. I shall. miss her greatly! What a privilege it is to be a member of this closely knit family. I cherish memories of growing up in their midst. Special love to them all----especially to Thom who helped her so much.

Leigh Kelliher

March 6, 2012

Della was the sweetest woman ever. I have wonderful memories of my summers in Landis as a young girl.

June Allen Leazer

March 6, 2012

Miss Alexander was such an inspiration to me. For many years, I wanted to be a 2nd grade school teacher, as she was mine, and I thought the world of her.

Charlotte Corriher

March 6, 2012

1.....2.....3.....I....LOVE.....YOU !!!

Bethany Alexander

March 6, 2012

Rest in Peace Aunt Della. You will be missed by all who knew and loved you.