NEBO-Mary Ann Bostic Alexander of Nebo went home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
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Born Dec. 13, 1931, at Shelby Hospital, she was the daughter of the late David Evans Bostic and Ural O'Clair Rollins Bostic, and step- father, Carl Edwards.
She was a Christian, a longtime member of Calvin Heights Baptist Church, and later faithfully attended Asheville Street Baptist Church to the present.
Mary Ann was predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, Bill Alexander.
Surviving are her children, O'Clair Alexander of Morganton, William Theodore (Ted) Alexander III and wife Patti of Shelby, Major Mary Docia A. Buchanan and her husband Tracy Buchanan of Langley Air Force Base, Va., and Ann Bostic (Plu) A. Chapman of Morganton; a life-long friend and sister-in-law, Mary B. Alexander of Morganton; a brother-in-law, Erwin Alexander and his wife Celia of Suffolk, Va.; a step-sister, Betty Edwards Shires of Ellenboro; grandchildren, William Theodore Alexander IV, Christina Ann Alexander, Alexander Cole Chapman and Hannah Marie Chapman, and their father, Bart Chapman; a special cousin, Wayne Hitt of Morganton; and a host of cherished cousins descending from the Rollins family from the Mount Sinai area of Cleveland County.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church, and at other times at the home of Ted and Patti Alexander, 409 Beaumonde Avenue, Shelby.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Asheville Street Baptist Church, Morganton
Graveside Service: Immediately following the funeral service, at the cemetery of Calvin Heights Baptist Church
Officiated By: Pastor Doug Goforth
Funeral Home: Kirksey Funeral Home of Marion is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to either: Asheville Street Baptist Church, 119 Asheville St., Morganton, N.C. 28655; New Wilderness Adventures Ministry, 416 Melody Lane, Shelby, N.C. 28150; or Preservation North Carolina, P.O. Box 2, Shelby, N.C. 28151
Online Condolences: www.kirkseymorganton.com
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 5, 2013