Myra Joyce Alexander

March 16, 1927August 19, 2010

Myra Joyce Alexander Our beloved Mother, artist, philosopher, and humble writer, Myra Joyce Alexander, age 83, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010 at her home in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mrs. Alexander was born March 16, 1927 in Spur, Texas, the daughter of the late Royal C. Battles and Nora (Aldredge) Battles. She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby K. Alexander.

Survivors include her three daughters: Lana Schara and her husband Tom of Highland Village, Texas; Annie Ferraro and her husband Steve of Fort Worth, Texas; Nora Ratcliff and her husband Bo of Benton, Louisiana She is also survived by her sisters Nell Chaney of Clarksville, Texas and Bonnie Murray of Granbury, Texas. She was the proud possessor of eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Public viewing is set for Friday evening, August 20, 2010 at 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Cason Monk-Metcalf, located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches.

Funeral Services will be at 9:30 Saturday Morning at her home church, First Baptist Nacogdoches at 4ll North Street. Interment will follow in Clairette, Texas.

Mrs. Alexander requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Nacogdoches Treatment Center at 119 Hughes Street, Nacogdoches, Tx 75961 or for the Missions Ministry at First Baptist Nacogdoches, 411 North Street, Nacogdoches, Tx 75961-5045.

Arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 21, 2010
  • Burial Saturday, August 21, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, August 20, 2010

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August 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow. I came to the cemetery and was late for the service. I did meet a few of the family members.
My late husband James Littleton was a dear childhood friend of your dad Bobby. My sister worked with crafts at the treatment center, with Myra. Its a small world. Please know that you had wonderful parents and you can draw on the memories in the days to come. May God bless each of you. Marjorie Littleton, Stephenville, TX 254-968-2534.

August 22, 2010

Nora, Glen and I are thinking of you during this very sad time--We pray that you & your family will find the peace & comfort you need to get through this loss. We love you, Glen & Susan Rhodes (Shreveport, La.)

Opha & Bob Phillips

August 20, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. May God bless and keep you.
Opha and Bob Phillips

John & Erika Ruocco

August 20, 2010

Major changes in our lives bring new relationships and major changes for the future. During this time of sadness and loss, know that God is with you and all that have been touched by Joy's life. We are all in his plans and he will use times like this for good for all that know him. Erika and I wish Lana, Tom and all the family comfort and the knowledge of this time that it will bring you closer while walking in the memory of Joy in the life you shared.
Please know you have our deepest sympathy and prayers for Lana, Tom and the family.

Louise Thaxton

August 20, 2010

Nora - My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult season. I pray that you are comforted with the knowledge that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are with you - and you are not alone. I love you, lady - and will cointinue in prayer for you.