Anne Ewbank Alexander died at her home on December 12, 2020 from complications of Covid-19. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home.
Anne was born to Donald Warren Ewbank and Mary Scruggs Ewbank on November 21, 1930. Anne graduated from Greenville High School and attended Gulf Park College for Women and the University of Mississippi. She married Murry Milas Alexander in 1951, who preceded her in death on June 21, 2000.
Anne was a very faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Greenville for 70 years where she served as a Sunday School teacher for most of those years and was heavily involved in mission groups in the church. Anne and Murry took several mission trips within the United States and abroad.
As a woman of the Word and of prayer, Anne was used instrumentally in establishing Community Bible Study, an interdenominational study of God’s Word in Greenville in 1980. She served as the Associate Teaching Director of that class for 13 years, and remained a faithful member for 40 consecutive years until her death. She studied the Word of God, lived out its principles, and taught others which impacted countless lives through her loving ministry in Community Bible Study and her church.
Anne was also involved in the community and was a Life member of the Junior Auxiliary of Greenville and a past President and Affiliate member of the Greenville Garden Club.
Survivors include one son, Andrew N. Alexander III (Betsy), and two daughters, Merrill Alexander Greenlee (John Thomas) and Mary Margaret Schenk all of Greenville , grandchildren, John Murry Greenlee (Amanda) of Yazoo City, Warren Greenlee of Madison, Jennifer Alexander Cougle (B. J.) of Starkville, Laura Merrill McCaleb of Oxford, Jessica Alexander Jones (John Montfort) of Greenville, Alex Schenk and David Schenk of Statesboro, GA, Jamison Hollister (McGhee) of Olive Branch, MS, Graham Hollister (Shelby) and Kate Tominello (Drew) of Greenville, and great grandchildren, Link, Staten and Lexie Greenlee of Yazoo City, Anna Merrill Greenlee of Madison, Alex and Mary Kenway Cougle of Starkville, James McCaleb of Oxford, Mollie and Walker Jones, Alyce Tominello, and Mamie Hollister of Greenville, and August “Gus” Hollister of Olive Branch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Greenville or a charity special to the donor.