Ezra D. Alexander III
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passed away on April 8, 2020. He is preceded in death by his mother Anna Alexander and his father Ezra Alexander Jr. Ezra is survived by his sister Maryann Griffith and his daughter Tatyanna Alexander. Ezra worked for Amoco Oil as Chief Operator and later in life worked with Gary Department of Public Parks as a Recreation Director. His mentoring and great impact on the City of Gary will forever live on through his memory and through the people he has touched. View and Go visitation Wednesday April 15, 2020 from 12-4:00p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Funeral services Thursday April 16, 2020 at 11a.m. at St. Timothy Community Church. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Apr. 12, 2020.
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St. Timothy Community Church
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April 23, 2020
Alexander Family

DeeDee will be missed by many. My prayers are with you all.
From the swim team to the softball fields I will miss him.
Dallas Tipton
April 21, 2020
You will forever be in my heart. I miss you.
Dolores Walker-Cook
April 18, 2020
Hope Martinez
April 17, 2020
My friend Ezra..DeeDee..Ezra D..Coach..Handy Andy..and many more known to others..From Tolleston days to softball..thought you were going to beat me in swimming days..lol..the laughs we had whole you was recovering from your surgery days.. you have always been there..you were a Gem to many..the memories will last forever..the impact you had on many lives will never fade away..Rest on my dear friend DeeDee..Until we meet again..Prayers for your family n friends..Love you Man!
Sheryl (Dodie) Woodard-Shelton
April 17, 2020
My prayers and condolences to the family.

Rest in Peace my friend!
Ilsa Jefferson
April 16, 2020
condolences and prayers he now sits in the lords hands.
james & lorraine browning
April 16, 2020
james browning
April 16, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your passing, Ezra. I recall our conversations about softball coaching and directing, and how when you were having a bad moment that I made you laugh about FOG for your Ghosts. As your Senior Softball state director, I want to tell you from all of us that you will be greatly missed from our softball framily.
Nancy Allen
Acquaintance
April 16, 2020
Dearest Cousin Dee Dee,
Sitting in the front middle seat of the car as your dad, my Uncle Dee, was driving, I remember asking why Auntie's tummy was so big. My aunt Anna Mae was sitting next to the window and I was too small to see out the window over belly. Instead of telling me that we were soon to celebrate your birth, he answered that Auntie had swallowed a pumpkin seed. For many many years after that, I avoided poor Auntie's accident by carefully searching every piece of fruit I ate for those dreaded seeds.
My dearest Dee Dee, our sweetest pumpkin, I will always love you. You were a gift to this family and you kept us all young at heart.
Mary Anne, I am comforted to know that you remain surrounded by many who love you as I do. Draw comfort from us and draw strength from God.
Pammy
Pamela Parks McLaurin
April 16, 2020
Condolences and prayers to the family
Len Denham
Classmate
April 16, 2020
My friend may you rest easy now, I will miss our conversations I am so sorry we didnt get another conversation in. Thank you for being who you are in everyones life. Until we meet again swim some laps, bowl some games, crack the bat with no pain. Keep your smile always love you
Vickie Lomax
April 16, 2020
I was saddened to hear of Ezra's passing. Prayers and condolences to his family.
Quanda White
April 16, 2020
Rest well brother, may your memories serve us well in your absence. May the Most High continue to comfort the family.
Williams Dotti
April 15, 2020
GodBless and a true Blessing in my life and others also.
Mark Ferguson
April 15, 2020
Prayers
Holly Ross
April 15, 2020
You will be missed. Thank you for being a forever friend and brother. May God comfort your daughter, sister, family and friends. Love you!
Genesis & Alonzo Burris
April 15, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jarnata Sharp
April 15, 2020
Prayers and condolences to the family of Ezra Alexander III. He was good people and will be truly missed.

While we were originally Facebook friends, I first met Ezra while selling some raffle tickets and Christmas party tickets for the Gary Alumni Chapter of my Fraternity of Kappa Alpha Psi (which his grandfather was one of the founders of). Not only did he support my endeavor by buying both tickets but he also shared Kappa memorabilia of his late grandfather with me and told me stories about him. We even found out we knew people in the same circle we knew along with sharing the same love for our high school alma mater of West Side. Yep, that visit with him will always be very memorable to me.
Ryan Rogers
April 14, 2020
My brother! I want to thank you for training me.....I want to thank you for all of the conversations we've had over the last couple of years....the guidance...the vote of confidence with the lodge....EVERYTHING! You are sorely missed, DD! I love you my mentor!
Thomas Daniel
April 14, 2020
My condolences to Maryann, Tatyanna, and the entire family. My God give you peace knowing that he is in a better place.
Ezra was a true friend and will be missed.

Rest in Peace my dearest friend.

Janice Voss
Hammond, In
April 13, 2020
To the family of one of my best buds, I send deepest sympathies and prayers. We will miss you so much Dee Dee. Always in my heart!!

Anita M Hudson
Anita M Hudson
April 13, 2020
Debbie Webb
April 13, 2020
I will miss u Dee-Dee. To the family, let not your heart be troubled.. He is resting in a better place. God has him now.
Cora Hoskins
April 13, 2020
Our condolences to Mary, Tatyanna, and the entire family and circle of friends. Ezra was a wonderful friend and helpful employee of the Park Department. May all of Ezra's good deeds serve as a true legacy of the many acts of kindness rendered by him.
Jesse and Rosie G. Washington
Rosie Washington
April 13, 2020
The Sweezer Family would like to extend
our condolences to the Alexander's family. D.D. was a wonderful Man & Coach (Ladies'Softball and West Side High School Girl's Basketball) and will be missed. We pray that God will give you Peace.
Sincerely,
Altheria Sweezer and Family
Altheria Sweezer
April 13, 2020
Praying for peace and comfort for the entire Alexander Family and friends.
Rest well Ezra. #WSHS
Donna Turner
April 13, 2020
My condolences to the Alexander family and Mary Ann. I will miss my brother from another . We love you and rest well. Til we meet again
al mickens
April 12, 2020
OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY GOES TO THE FAMILY OF DEE DEE
HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED
L.P.& PATSY PAYNE
April 12, 2020
OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY GOES TO THE FAMILY OF DEEDEE HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED
April 12, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Alexander family at this time. Ezra's existence made such a difference to those many lives he touched. He will not be forgotten. Peace be with you.
Rose Grabowski
April 12, 2020
Carmelita Jones
April 12, 2020
I was fortunate to work for his Father, Ezra D. Alexander Jr. for about 10 years when he was Director of the Division of Employment and Training in the East Chicago office. He was my first and best Boss I ever had - he was truly a kind man with a great sense of humor. When he retired- I left also. His wife Anna Mae was also a beautiful woman. He would talk about his son and daughter often. In reading about Ezra D. Alexander III, I can see that he must have been a wonderful compassionate man as his father was. What a testament to his upbringing. I offer my deepest condolences to his family at this time and pray for strength for them during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace. Hope Martinez
April 12, 2020
Rest in the arms of Jesus.
Sybil Dinwiddie
April 12, 2020
Maryann and family, I offer my deepest condolence. May the peace of God abide in your family.
Ted Davis
April 12, 2020
I first met Ezra in my much younger years through mutual family friends. We also briefly went to the same elementary school.

I had not seen Ezra in many years, but after reading the reflections of his life I can see he was still the same wonderful person I met all those many years ago!

I extend my sincere condolences to all of his loved ones! I'm so sorry for your loss. Such a nice person gone too soon!
Alesia Hayes-Hill
April 12, 2020
A good name is worth more than silver and gold. Ezra lived his life and encountered people in such ways, that caused his name to define the kind of gentleman he really was. To the family of Ezra, I offer you all my deepest condolences, as Ezra enters into eternal rest, from all his labor. May the peace of God keep you all as He (God) keep Ezra in eternal peace. God bless you all.
Min. H. Carl Gary I.H.S
April 12, 2020
Mary Anne,
You are in our prayers during this time. Renee
Renee Kellom
April 12, 2020
Era was a kind gentleman. He stayed very busy participating in activities while at West Side. Its beautiful to see and know that his dedication and motivation carried on until his adult life. I pray the God's word will strengthen his family.
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