Rites held for Joe Lewis Alexander

Published 9:50 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The death angel came for Joe Lewis Alexander on Monday February 29, 2016 at his residence in Victoria, Virginia. He is preceded in death by his father, Edward S. Alexander; mother Helen Thorne Hendrick, step-father, Algie Hendrick, Sr., three sisters, and two brothers.

Joe Lewis was born on September 19, 1954 to Edward Alexander and Helen G. Thorne. At an early age Joe Lewis was baptized and joined Oak Grove Baptist Church in Kenbridge, Virginia.

Joe Lewis was an attendee of Lunenburg County Public Schools. Joe Lewis held various jobs including Kea Lee, Imperial Processing and Virginia Marble all located in Kenbridge, Virginia.

Joe Lewis entered into holy matrimony with Betty Jean Webb on January 25, 1972 in North Carolina.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife, Betty Jean Alexander, one daughter, Angela Lawson (Linwood) Blackstone, Virginia, three step-children, Kembely Alexander of South Hill, Virginia, Norris Alexander of Blackstone, Virginia, and Crystal Alexander of Victoria, Virginia; eight grandchildren-Linwood, Jr., LaDarius, Lin-Ayjiah, Bianca, Keshaun, Daveon, Khristie, and Keona;  brothers, William Alexander (Jenny) of Brooklyn, New York, Henry Alexander (Deloris), James (Mariah) all of Palmer Springs, Virginia, Joseph and Calvin Hendrick of Kenbridge, Virginia, and Salius Alexander of Pennsylvania; sisters, Nannie Mae Harris (Donell) of Pennsylvania; Velma Lewis (Ralph), and Willie Hawthorne of Victoria, Virginia, Gertrude Hargrove (Sonny) of Kenbridge, Virginia, Nancy Matthews (Joseph), Clara Walker (James), and Joyce Hendrick all of Lawrenceville, Virginia, sisters-in-laws, Shirley Epps (Samuel), Rose Webb, Valerie Hurt (Cecil), Patricia Hurt, Carrie, Theresa and Helen Hendrick, brother-in-laws, Lewis and Steve Webb,  aunts and uncles, Clara Farrar (John), Evangelist Rosaell Boston, Theresa and Frances Hendrick, uncle, Junior (Helen) Alexander,  devoted  friends Mathew Lee, Ralph Lewis, Lewis Webb and Shorty, special friend, Jackie Garland, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and a host of friends.

A service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone of Deliverance. The burial was held in Falls Road Cemetery.

S.P. Jones and Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.