Joy is not the absence of pain, but the presence of Christ. Eleanor Gale Adams Alexander's love for Christ was evident in her life and that of her family. Even as Gale battled cancer, she made her faith known to everyone around her. She was born September 29th, 1950 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was not only a loving wife and mother to two beautiful daughters, but was also a caretaker. Gale joined her beloved husband, Bentley, in the arms of Christ at her home surrounded by friends and family on Saturday, June 8, 2013. She was 62 years of age. Having ascended into Heaven, Gale has now joined her parents, Joan and Wright Adams and her birth mother, Eleanor Spiller, in the joy and peace of Christ. Gale graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor degree in Art. She was constantly using her talent in calligraphy to create beautiful scripture pieces. She also loved movies, particularly Woody Allen. Some of Gale's favorite pastimes were blueberry picking, playing gin rummy, travelling to Cozumel, and discovering new health foods. But above all, Gale cherished her church, First Baptist Church of Clinton, Louisiana and her many brothers and sisters in Christ. Gale is survived by her daughters, Lydia and Hannah Alexander, her sisters, Margaret Meyer and Joanie Kulage, and her brothers, Mark and Wade Adams. Thank you to all of her loving friends and family who supported her throughout her life and were her strength and support during her courageous battle with cancer; especially to her devoted caretakers, her cousin, Trish Schindler, and her friend, Claire Castleberry. Services will be held at Rabenhorst East 11000 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, La 70815. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 6-8pm. The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 3pm with a two-hour visitation preceding the service. Dr. Fred Malone and Pastor Mark LaCour will be leading the services.
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Rabenhorst Funeral Homes East
11000 Florida Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 9 to June 11, 2013