Carol Cunningham Alexander, 72, of Pinehurst, passed peacefully on Friday October 26th at the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Trinity Christian Fellowship Church, Pinehurst at 10am on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
Carol was the loving wife of John Charles Alexander, Jr., MD for 50 years. She was the mother of John Charles “Chuck” Alexander, III, wife Ali, of Richmond, VA; David Alexander, wife Susan of Charlotte, NC; and Christian Alexander of Raleigh, NC. She is survived by sisters Linda Ware (husband Larry) of Burlington, NC and Deborah Bryan of Angier, NC; brother-in-law Tom Alexander (wife Frances), as well as her 6 grandchildren: Brooke, Tyler, and Stella; Cole, Claire and Grant; 4 nieces and 1 nephew.
Born and raised in Rocky Mount, NC she was the daughter of the late Bennie Boyd Cunningham and Laurinda Ann Jenkins Cunningham. Carol was a graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High, and received her Undergraduate degree at UNC-G and her Master’s at UNC-CH. She and John met in high school and married shortly after college. He describes her as the love and light of his life. She taught in Durham public schools while John attended Med school at Duke. She later taught Bible Study Fellowship for (30+ years), serving as the leader for both Chicago and New York City during the times that the family lived in those areas. Her deep faith was a lifelong devotion, celebrated in churches wherever they lived. Born with a ‘green thumb’, she delighted in flowers and plants indoors and out. A gifted musician, she had a crystalline soprano voice, played piano by ear, and took up the harp in the last decade of her life. She delighted in family, making her home the center of gatherings, especially her annual holiday Brunswick Stew dinners for all the relatives who could come. A blessing to all who knew and loved her; she will forever be deeply missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Trinity Christian Fellowship, 425 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Services are entrusted to Boles funeral Home of Southern Pines.