CARROLLTON Virginia "Sissy" Alexander, age 75, of Carrollton, died Dec. 23, 2011, at Pickens County Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. today, Dec. 26, 2011, at Dogwood Chapel with Rev. Penny Ford, Rev. Tom Hammonds, and Bro. Kevin Drewry officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Brewersville Cemetery with Rev. Tim Alexander officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation will be today from 1 to 2 p.m. at Dogwood Chapel, 200 5th Street NE in Aliceville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister and brother-in-law, Louise Alexander Watt and Rogers Watt; her brother and sister-in-law, W.E. "Bubber" Alexander, Jr. and Myrtle Ruth Alexander; her brother-in-law, Ray "Buddy" Mays; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Survivors include her sister, Emmy Alexander Mays; her nieces, Epsie Watt Drewry (David), Annell Alexander Walker (David), Polly Anne Mays Fountain (Terry), Ginger Watt Spiller, and Gayle Mays Johnson (Tim); her nephews, Louis Rogers Watt (Lynda), Tim Alexander (Terrie), Ernie Watt (Janet), and Ken Mays; her great-nieces and nephews, Louis Watt (Janice), Tiffany Watt Butler (Randy), Jason Watt (Kim), Heather Drewry Finch, Kevin Drewry (Laura), Michael Mayfield, Kelly Mayfield Russell (John), Alex Mayfield, Laura Walker Hamlin (Matt), Bryan Walker, Neel Alexander, Jan Alexander, Julie Mays Warren (J.B.), Sandy Mays Yelverton (John), Kenneth Mays (Courtney), Jesi Mays, Emily Endfinger, Alex Endfinger, Jessi Johnson, and Cody Johnson; 14 great-great-nieces and nephews; a number of cousins; and a very special friend, Anna Adams.
Virginia "Sissy" Alexander was born January 17, 1936, in Coatopa, Alabama in Sumter County to the late William E. Alexander Sr. and Emmie McCarty Alexander. Sissy was a former resident of Geiger in Sumter County and had lived in the Aliceville and Carrollton areas of Pickens County for the past 21 years. She loved family, children, and Alabama football. She was a retired employee of The Prescription Shop in Carrollton. Sissy had an uncanny knack of remembering everyone's name and family connections. One way she showed her love for family and friends was through cooking. Particular favorites were her peanut brittle and chicken dumplings. She was a member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Louis Rogers Watt, Ernie Watt, David Drewry, David Walker, Louis Watt, Michael Mayfield, Alex Mayfield, Neel Alexander, Bryan Walker, and Bobby Adams.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Carrollton First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 145, Carrollton, AL 35447; Geiger United Methodist Church, 233 Kirkland Ave., Geiger, AL 35459; or the