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Lessie Alexander

Lessie Elaine Alexander

Wednesday, March 30th, 1949 - Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Dr. Lessie Elaine Alexander, affectionately known as “Laine and Overseer” was born March 30, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida to Bernice (Scott) Alexander and James Alexander, Sr. She was the oldest of five children. Dr. Alexander was educated in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a 1968 graduate of Stanton Vocational. She continued her education and graduated from Edward Waters College, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1988. She matriculated from Edward Waters College and then going on to receive her Masters in Religious Arts & Christian Education from Jacksonville Theological Seminary in 1997. She received her Doctorate Degree in Religious Philosophy and Christian Psychology, Jacksonville Theological Seminary 1998.

Dr. Alexander worked as an Executive Assistant to Bob Ingram, Help Center. In addition, she was a writer for the Florida Star and published multiple articles. She was a substitute teacher for Duval County Public Schools as well as a Dorm Counselor for the Sulzbacher Center.

Dr. Alexander was born again in 1983, and she was called into ministry in 1988, where she founded Bibleway Faith Center. She formed Bibleway Bible College accredited through Jacksonville Theological Seminary. Later at the leading of the Lord, Bibleway Faith Center became Word of Power Deliverance Center. Which she pastored for 23 years. She later passed the mantel of the pastoral duties to Pastor Valerie and Elder Albert Gay, while continuing to oversee the ministry. She continued to minister, counsel, and encouraged many when called. She had a “REAL” relationship with God. Because Relationship and Prayer was the heart of her messages. Many ministers and ministries were birthed through the tutelage of Dr. Alexander. She traveled near and far teaching, preaching, prophesizing and evangelizing under the powerful anointing of the Lord.

Dr. Alexander departed this life Monday, April 1, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents; her only brother, James Alexander, Jr. and her aunt, Eldora Brown.

Dr. Alexander leaves to cherish her memory and carry her legacy, her only child and loving daughter, Ms. Pamela Alexander Bradford; grandchildren, Xica Bradford, Kenneth Bradford, Jr. (Victoria), James Bradford, and LaShell Bradford; great-grandchildren, Camryn Simpson, Martae Smith, Joshua Smith, Adonis Bradford, Journey Battle, and Kenneth Bradford III, (Tre’); sisters, Mrs. Cynthia J. Shepard (Jerome), Ms. Althea Alexander and Ms. Annette Brown; loving nephews & nieces, Ben Scott, Damane Shepard (Tavinisha), Jamaal Shepard (Lauren), Erin Williams (Shawn) and Jamie Alexander; her devoted spiritual daughter, Armor Bearer of 30 years, Pastor Valerie D. Gay and Elder Albert E. Gay; her bonus children, Ret. Army 1st Sgt. Antonio Murray (Toya) and Ms. Keasha Dean; best friend, Mrs. Patricia Ryles (all of Jacksonville, Florida); and a host of many cousins, other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Lessie Elaine Alexander will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at the Samuel C. Rogers Jr. Memorial Chapel 4315 N. Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. The visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Monday, April 8th, 2019 at the Funerals By T. S. Warden 4315 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Interment in Restlawn Cemeteries South. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ www.tswarden.com. Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234
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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, April 8th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Funerals By T. S. Warden
    Address
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Samuel C. Rogers Jr. Memorial Chapel
    Address
    4315 N. Main Street
    JACKSONVILLE, FL 32206
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 |
    When
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
    Location
    Restlawn Cemeteries South
    Address
    3301 Moncrief Road West
    JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209
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Andrea

Posted at 12:07pm
I am very sorry for your loss. It is not an easy time to go through. Talking about it with someone always helps, and their is no one better than God, he even gives us in the Bible Hope in John 5:28, 29 where he promises to bring back to life our loved ones. And in Revelation 21:4 he promises us a better future where we won't suffer no more. To know more visit jw.org
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Posted at 06:27pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Aunt Elaine is loved and will be missed.
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Damane, Tav, Jordyn, and Camden

Posted at 02:53pm
Sent with love and remembrance... we love you.
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Viola Blackman

Posted at 01:12pm

My sincere condolences to Lessie family. I just wanted to share with you the Bible's view of the resurrection.

The resurrections Jesus performed when on earth was a foregleam of what he will do in the near future as King of Gods Kingdom.

During his rule over the earth, the heavenly Jesus will bring back to life those humans who are asleep in mankind’s common grave . That is why he said: “I am the resurrection.”
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Think of the happiness you will feel when you see Lessie again! Think, too, of the joy she will experience!—Luke 8:51-56

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The Carter Family

Posted at 10:49am
To the Alexander Family: Our heartfelt condolences for your loss! We pray that you are comforted through the many promises found in God's word. Jesus, when on earth, taught his followers to pray for God's Kingdom to come and his will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10) Jesus also tells us at John 6:40 that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and Jesus promises that he will resurrect these ones on the last day. The good news is that God offers Lessie the prospect of enjoying perfect health and endless life as a result of Jesus' ransom sacrifice in forgiveness of our sins! (John 3:16; Revelation 21:4) This is certainly good news worth sharing!
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