Whitinsville--Jackie L. (Gilliland) Alexander, 77, died Sunday, December 30, in the Milford Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Alexander. In addition to her husband, she leaves a son, Craig S. Alexander and his wife Beth, of Worcester; her two daughters: Linda Kent and her husband Alan, of Dudley and Brenda Blais and her husband Bert, of Douglas; 8 grandchildren: Tracey Anderson, of Worcester; Brian Alexander, of Deltona, Florida; Dawn Lundquist and Jason Kent, both of Dudley; Jessica Klotz, of Valdosta, Georgia; Dustin Alexander, of Northbridge; Christina and Victoria Alexander of Worcester; and 9 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Alexander also leaves 9 siblings: Billy Jo, Robert, Leonard, Henry, David, Geraldine, Nancy, Diane and Janet; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Robert, her brother Miller Ray and her sister Geneva.
Mrs. Alexander was born January 31, 1935, a daughter of Miller and Bessie (Rodgers) Gilliland. She was born and raised in Morely, Missouri. She and her husband moved to Milford with their family in 1963. After living there for 7 years, her family spent time living in Georgia and New Hampshire before settling in Whitinsville about 20 years ago.
Mrs. Alexander was a homemaker who enjoyed raising her family and spending time with her husband. She especially enjoyed her time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Mrs. Alexander will be Friday, January 4, at 6:30 pm, in the Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill St., Whitinsville. Calling Hours will be from 5-6:30 Friday evening.