Mary Eidth Alexander

Mary Edith Alexander of Texarkana, Arkansas, born August 30, 1913 in Vinita, Oklahoma went to be with her Heavenly Father December 30, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover T. and Sarah Jane Williamson; one sister, four brothers; two sisters-in-law; her husband, Levi Alexander of Leakey, Texas; one son, Bobby Alexander of Leakey, Texas; one son-in-law, , Albert Chriestenson of Texarkana, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Debbie Feltman of New Mexico; two great great grandchildren, Dylan Blake Gerald and Kelli Jo Stewart both of Texarkana, Arkansas.

Mary Edith lived in Leakey, Texas for many years where she and Levi raised their children. She was the Head Dietician for the Leakey Independent School for more than 15 years. She was a member of Victory Temple Pentecostal Church in Genoa, AR. For the last years of her life she lived with her oldest daughter and her family in Texarkana, Arkansas where she passed away.

She is survived by one son, , Fred Roberts of Texarkana, Arkansas; two daughters, Cynthia Chriestenson of Texarkana, Arkansas and Gayle Jones of Texarkana, Arkansas; one son-in-law, Tom Jones also of Texarkana, AR. Mrs. Alexander is also survived by 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 32 great great grandchildren; also many loved nieces and nephews.

Service will be 10 a.m., Monday, January 2, 2012 at East Memorial Chapel - Downtown, Texarkana, Texas with Rev. Bill Chaney officiating. Burial will be in East Memorial Gardens, Texarkana, Arkansas under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, January 1, 2012 at East Funeral Home - Downtown, Texarkana, Texas.

Mary Edith lived for the Lord while on this earth and now she resides in HEAVEN. You will be greatly missed and Always Loved, Mother.

Online tributes may be made at


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 2, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, January 1, 2012

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Alan Williamson

January 2, 2012

We will miss her wit and wisdom tremendously. Aunt Edith was a rock for both the Williamson and Alexender families we will miss you tremendously!

Kelley, Lakin, Dalton, Phillip and Jack

January 2, 2012

Granny will be greatly missed by many here but we know she is where she longed to be. She was a wonderful caring woman and I feel blessed to have been able to know her. Our prayers and love to everyone.

jimmy feltman

January 2, 2012

To be absent from the body is to be present with the L-RD. I count it a blessing and a privilige to have been able in this lifetime to call her Granny. I always remember she made the best fried chicken.

Damon Wells

January 1, 2012

My heart is with Granny, I know she is where she wanted to be with no suffering and no sorrows. Looking down and watching those many that she loved. Those that were hers, and those that weren't we were all treated the same. My life will be blessed by having Granny looking down from above over me.

Kacy Dunphy

December 31, 2011

Many prayers are being said for you all.

Bobby Chriestenson

December 31, 2011

The years have come and gone, the memories we have are many. We will miss you so very very much but we know now that you are runnning on streets of pure gold and you have finally meet face to face with the savior you served and loved. Until we meet again we love you Granny

Bobby,Brenda ,Levi
Tiffany & Jay

December 31, 2011

Scott,Belynda,Bethany,Makayla Dempsey