Marie Blanks Alexander, 68, died Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at her home. She was a Baptist,
and a member of National Audubon Society and Compassionate Friends. She was an established poet, having had several of her poems published. Marie was preceded in death by a daughter, LaTricia Marie Alexander, in 1984, and her parents, Charlie and Lessie Blanks. Survivors include two sons, Stephen M. Alexander and wife, Angela, of Abilene, and Gary Joe Alexander and wife, Cheryl, or Abilene; a daughter, Angina E. Hedges and husband, Houston, of Abilene; a brother, Charles Hollis Blanks of Abilene; and three sisters, La Donna McGee of Abilene, Charlene Larramore of Odessa, and Idoma Abernathy of Sylacago, Alabama. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Greatly loved and dearly missed by everyone
Marie Alexander is such an inspiration to me. Her poetry truly touches me.
Marie has also lost her daughter. Some very special words she shared with me
will linger in my heart forever. "Our daughters would want us to live life to
the fullest and keep only the sweetest memories. We do have hope and
we have God's promise and we know where our daughters are."
Marie's writings are seen all over the internet and is admired by many.
I am honored and truly blessed to have met this lovely lady and wish to
share with you some of her most beautiful pieces with you.