OBITUARY

Benjamin Tillman Alexander Jr.

March 8, 1933July 1, 2012

Benjamin Tillman Alexander, Jr. passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012. He was born on April 8, 1933 in Charlotte, NC to Ben and Johnnie T Alexander. He was educated in Charlotte public schools, Riverside Military Academy, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated from Morris Harvey College in Charleston, WV. He was employed by Merck, Sharp, and Dohme for thirty-two years. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Peggy Kemble. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Evelyn Farmer Alexander; a son, Benjamin Alexander, III and his wife Glenda of Apex, NC; a daughter, Joyce Johnston and her husband, Middleton of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Holly and Benjamin Alexander IV of Apex, NC and James and Hutton Johnston of Greensboro, NC; and one sister, Jacqueline Marshall of Waldo, FL. A graveside service will be held at Hughes Cemetery in Avery County, NC on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., followed by visitation at Chestnut Dale Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at Ridge Road Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. followed by visitation in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Ridge Road Baptist Church, 2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary’s St. Raleigh.

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Benjamin Tillman Alexander Jr.

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F Gant

July 22, 2012

We recently read about the death of your dear loved one. Although we are not personally acquainted please accept our condolences. May the God of comfort continue to build you up and strengthen you. 1 Cor 1:3,4

July 15, 2012

Ben was always an affable and pleasant individual with a ready, warm smile. He was a principled, decent man--a true gentlemen. Whenever we saw him or his loved ones through the years, it was always a good experience. Sincere condolences to the family on the passing of this fine man.
David and Jeanne Smoot

Jan Geaslen/Faulkner

July 10, 2012

Dear Family, As Secretary for the Central High School Class of 1951, I know I speak for all of us in sympathy for your loss. Ben was a great guy and well loved. God Bless you, Jan Faulkner

Jo Jerman

July 4, 2012

Dear Evelyn,
My husband Skip and I worked with Ben for a # of years at Merck. He was such a good soul. Ben actually helped to train me when I first started. I'll never forget it...his car broke down and we had to walk quite a ways; I had on the most uncomfortable shoes and it had to be 100 degrees in the shade. But through it all, Ben kept his sense of humor, wit and encouragement. This photo brought so many memories rushing back to both of us. He will be missed by us here on earth but all of Heaven is surely rejoicing now that he is there. May God comfort you and give you His peace during this time.

God bless you and keep you,

Jo and Skip Jerman

Kent Alexander

July 3, 2012

Evelyn, Ben and Joyce,
I was very saddened to hear of OUR loss. I have always remembered, with great fondness, reuniting at the beach.
I know the Angels are celebrating with Big Ben and Big Ross.
What a legacy these men have. Little Ben, his little Ben, me and my Little Ross.....no man could ask for more in this world! Speaks volumes to their character, respect, love and joy of life.
My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Catherine Coleman

July 3, 2012

Love that picture - your dad's smile brings back so many memories of how good both your parents were to me. He was always so sweet to me and made me laugh. I know it is hard to say goodbye - my thoughts are with you all.

Michael Evans

July 3, 2012

Ben was our neighbor for almost 45 years. I will miss talking with him in the yard and seeing him working around his garage on one of his projects. He loved my cat and took good care of him when I was away. Evelyn, Ben, and Joyce, my thoughts and feelings are with you all.

Tanji Bradley

July 3, 2012

Evelyn, Ben,and Joyce,
I will always remember Mr. Alexander singing in the choir and growing up with your family at Ridge Road Baptist Church. Mr. Alexander always had a warm smile. He is with Christ now and singing in Heaven with eternal joy. You and your family are in our prayers.

Pamela Utley

July 2, 2012

May you find comfort in knowing that he is at peace. May God comfort you and hold you close. I will keep in our prayers. God bless you and your Family. Pam Utley Howard and Family

July 2, 2012

Evelyn and Family: May all the love and good memories comfort you during
this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Marie Hodge and Family