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Marie Carol Welch Alexander

Marie Carol Welch Alexander

Dec 08, 1935 - May 02, 2020
North Chesterfield, VA

Marie Carol Welch Alexander

Dec 08, 1935 - May 02, 2020
North Chesterfield, VA

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Marie Carroll Welch Alexander, 84, departed this world on Saturday, May 2, 2020. She was born on December 8, 1935 to Robert Charles Welch and Beulah Estelle Thornton Welch. She was preceded in death by six of her siblings and is survived by her youngest sister, Barbara Welch Zuback. She is also survived by her six children: Edward Alexander, Jr., Ivan Alexander, Donna Alexander (Gene Gourley), Andrew Alexander, Shelley Alexander, and Emmet Alexander; her eight grandchildren: Alexander Forti (Amber), Nicholas Forti (Sarah), Katherine Forti-Vargas (Ramon), Ian Alexander, Drew Sober, Madalyne Sober, Grey Gourley, Emmet “Alex” Alexander, Jr; and her four great-grandchildren: Tyler Forti, Josephina Vargas, Emelia Vargas, and Bryce Forti. Marie was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. A member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, her faith was a source of comfort and strength for her. She served her community as a long-time educator in Chesterfield County schools, working as a teacher, substitute teacher, and tutor. She graduated from John Tyler Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in education followed by graduate work in education, earning several endorsements. Her students loved her. Her family, many friends, and her children’s friends will remember fondly her cheerfulness, friendliness, and caring demeanor. She will be dearly missed. A graveside is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park

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14 responses to Marie Carol Welch Alexander

  1. Mary Ann says:

    To The Alexander Family,
    I love you all so much and I feel the grief of your broken hearts and wanted to share this poem by Fra Giovanni in loving salute to MARIE. Marie was an architect of blessings, Marie painted my world a much better place, Marie was a sculptor of of perseverance. Please find JOY!
    Fra Giovanni da Verona (c. 1457, Verona – 1525) was an Italian Olivetan monk, sculptor, architect, miniature painter and woodworker.

    “I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take heaven! No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant. Take peace! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. “

  2. Sending my condolences, she was such a sweet lady. I remember her teaching In my teenage years, she was always so kind . Always so caring 💕 I’m so sorry for your loss 🙏

  3. I am terribly sorry for your loss and am sending prayers to your family during this trying time. Please let me know if I can do anything to help. May God bless you all

  4. Dear Family of Ms. Marie Alexander,
    We have been greatly saddened by the news that you lost your dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was one the most beautiful and kind people we have ever met. She will always be in our most wonderful and precious memories and in our hearts.

    With respect,
    Aliya Abzhanova and Sarah Grannan.

  5. To the Alexander Family:

    We express our sincere condolences to you in the passing of your loved one. There is absolutely no hurt on this earth that our Heavenly Father cannot heal for you. Losing someone that you love so dearly is not easy, but with the help of the Lord, you can trust that the pain will get a little easier as the days go by. Know that you have support and love all around you and if you ever need an ear to listen, Wesley and I will be there!

    We send lots of hugs your way,

    Wesley and Gayle Nicholas
    The Another Level Barbering and Cosmetology School Staff & Students

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