Leonard Alexander Sr.

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Leonard Phillip Alexander Sr.

SALISBURY - Leonard Phillip Alexander Sr., 89, of Hawkinstown Road, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

Born June 30, 1924, in Iredell County to the late Baxter Boyd Alexander and Anna Lee Watts Alexander, he was educated in the public schools of Iredell County and was a graduate of J.C. Price High School Class of 1948; Rowan-Cabarrus Community College; and brick mason school. He also took a course in Framing at Mitchell Community College.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and retired from Southern Railroad. After retiring from the railroad Mr. Alexander worked as a brick mason.

He was an active member of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church. His participation included the Usher Board, District Member, Trustee Board. As a member of the Trustee Board, he created the brick walkway in front of the church. He was also a member of the O.C. Hall Men's Class and was a class leader, Kitchen Committee, Men's Choir, Prison Ministry and photographer for activities at the church.

He Volunteered at Rowan Helping Ministries, Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity.

Mr. Alexander was preceded in death by his wife; Doris Louise Harris Alexander; his brothers and sisters; and son-in-law Abdullah U. Mahmud.

He leaves loving memories to his children, Phyllis Mahmud, China Grove; Darryl A. Alexander Sr., Salisbury, Leonard P. Alexander Jr., Charlotte; Gerald L. (Sabrina) Alexander, Warner Robbins, Ga.; brother Clyde Alexander Sr., Statesville; sister Virginia Moore, Durham; aunt Beulah Mack, Charlotte; grandchildren Jeffrey M. Alexander, Amaryllis J. Stevenson, Abdullah U. Ibn Mahmud, Aziz H. Ibn Mahmud, Damien Morrow, Darryl A. Alexander Jr., Derrick A. Alexander, Darius A. Alexander, Jonathon L. Alexander, Jocelyn R. Alexander; great-grandchildren Christopher P. Alexander, Alysia M. Alexander, Dylan S. Stevenson, Joel Stevenson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements: Services will be held Thursday, May 8 at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon and the funeral at 1 p.m. Entombment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park with Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison, Jr., pastor, officiating.

Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home Inc. is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.nobleandkelsey.com
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Published in Salisbury Post on May 6, 2014
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