Paul Joseph "Iggy" Alexander

ALEXANDER, PAUL JOSEPH "IGGY" "My help cometh from the Lord, which made Heaven and Earth." Psalms 121:2. A loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, he departed this life at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, in his home, surrounded by his family and closest friends. He was 65, a native and resident of St. Amant, and a retired consultant with S&S Chemical Supply of Baton Rouge. He was a former football coach at East Ascension High School and Nicholls State University in Thibodaux and formerly operated Alexander Welding. He was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, and Pearl River Junior College, Pearl River, Miss. Visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, was on Monday, Aug. 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Amant, on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Bobby Alex, celebrant. Interment in the church cemetery. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 43 years, Janet Blanchard Alexander; mother, Olive Berteau Alexander of St. Amant; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jailea and Stephen Brock of Cabot, Ark., and Judy and Vince Purpera of St. Amant; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Leigh Alexander of St. Amant; six grandchildren, Sara Purpera, Stevie Brock, Hunter Brock, Britt Alexander, Dale Purpera and Grant Alexander; three sisters, Paulette Lee, Dianne Boudreaux and Herrick Boudreaux, all of St. Amant; and lifelong friends, Joel and Sandi Smith of St. Francisville. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Alexander; godchild, David Lee; and brother-in-law, Lanny Boudreaux. Pallbearers will be Stephen Brock, Vince Purpera, Michael Lee, Jody Smith, Josh Smith, Huey Guerin, Cary Boudreaux and Scot Boudreaux. The family sends heartfelt thanks to the caring nurses and staff at Hospice of Baton Rouge. A true lover of nature and the outdoors, he was a longtime member of the Buckeye Hunting Club in St. Francisville, where he spent many years hunting and camping with family and friends. He was known to all as a man of strength, wit, laughter, and vibrance and he was never without a smile. He passes on a legacy of keeping family and friends at the center of everyday life and will be remembered for his giving spirit and generosity toward others. Truly one of a kind, he celebrated and treasured every moment of life. He will live in our hearts forever; our loss is heaven's gain. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.

Funeral Home

Ourso Funeral Home
13533 Airline Highway Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 647-8608

Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2006