Ruby Alexander

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Ruby Mae Whitaker Alexander was born Oct. 20, 1944, to Ruben and Beulah Atkins Whitaker.

On Feb. 26, 2012, Rev. Ruby Mae Whitaker Alexander transitioned from her earthly life unto life eternal.

Mrs. Alexander was a graduate of Aggrey Memorial High School, Landis. She attended Durham Business College, Durham, East Coast Bible College, Charlotte, and received a manicurist license from the NC State Board of Cosmetology.

She previously worked at Cannon Mills, Kannapolis. She also worked in the NC Educational School System and NC Board of Nutrition Program and Audrey Jones Fashions and Catherine Ladies Clothing.

On Sept. 12, 1965, Ruby married the love of her life, Kenneth E. Alexander. This union produce one daughter, Jacqueline Alexander and one son, Jarvis Demond Alexander.

She was member of Rose Hill Baptist Church where she served as youth missionary, choir, usher ministry, and many other auxiliaries. She and her husband, Rev. Kenneth Alexander, became partners in ministry encouraging many to the love of Christ.
Together they lead a youth ministry in Asheboro for one year and served for seven Years at Boxwood Baptist Church, Mocksville.
She was ordained by the Gaston County Missionary Baptist Association. At Mount Moriah Baptist Church, she was the Christian Education Director, where she was very active with the Young Adult Ministry and Children's Church Choir. The Rev. Alexander was very instrumental in the forming the Youth Choir of the GCMBA, served as Presi-dent of the Ministers Wives of the GCMBA and other organizations.

She leaves to cherish her memories, the love of he life, Rev. Kenneth E. Alexander, daughter, Jacqueline Alexander Davis, Belmont; son, Jarvis Demond Alexander, Richmond, Va.; grandson, Phillip Emanuel Davis, granddaughter, Kendal Amari Alexander, one sister, Elizabeth Rhyne, Kannapolis; two brothers, David Whitaker, Olympia Fields, Ill. and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and close family friends.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. Elton Sadler, Presiding.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Interment will be Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the US National Cemetery, Statesville Blvd., Salisbury.

Services entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc. 703 South Main St., Salisbury, NC. www.Hairstonfh.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 2, 2013