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Terry Earl Alexander

October 12, 1950 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 71)


Terry Earl Alexander was born on October 12, 1950 in Port Gibson to the late Sallie Killian Blackburn and the late Reuben Alexander.  He went home to be with the Lord on May 2, 2022 at Clinton Healthcare in Clinton MS.  He was proceeded in death by his brothers Howard  Bridges, Joseph Bridges, Carl Alexander and Freddie Lee Alexander; sisters Dorothy Bridges Williams and Connie Blackburn Compton.

He is survived by sons Kiel C. Alexander, Sr, Vicksburg, MS; Leonard (Mary) Hicks, Des Moines, Iowa; brother Thaddeus (Duke) Blackburn, Fayette, MS; aunt Eloise Ash; twelve (12) grandchildren Ashley McLemore, Kanesha McLemore, Kieonna Jones, Ariel Alexander, Aleta Alexander , Kiel Alexander, Jr, K’Lynn Alexander, Ke’Shawn Hicks, Taylor Hicks, Dionne Hicks, Tyler Hicks and Tionne Hicks; four (4) great grandchildren Xavier and Zykeria Williams, Dyce Jefferson and Jace McLemore Gowdy; a special niece Dorothy (Sissy) Bennie Ward, Atlanta, GA; adopted son and  daughter Eros Smith, Vicksburg, MS; Kathryn (Alvin) Coleman, Clinton, MS; a dear friend Elva (Baby Mama) Smith, Vicksburg, MS; Braves and Bravettes baseball and softball team members; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Terry Earl was an Addison High School graduate the Class of 1968 he enjoyed class reunions. He was a Vietnam Army veteran; with his Military Occupational Skill being an Army Cook…and boy did he cook!!  After the Army, he became a Manager at McDonalds for several years.  He later came back to Port Gibson and started working with his Mom in Blackburn’s Cafe on Fair Street downtown.  Cooking was his passion, he didn’t mind calling you on the phone and telling you what he had cooked that day and you need to come get a plate!!!  He was a member and usher at Second Baptist Church.  He was the chairman of “Family and Friends’” Day.  He always wanted to make sure that this event went well and he encouraged everyone he saw to attend.

Terry Earl was a lover of ALL sports, baseball, softball, football and basketball.  He coached the Bravettes softball team for years, but you better look out, he came to WIN ask anyone of his players!!  Ask the losing team!!!!  The stories he could tell, but he had a winning team of exceptional young ladies!!!  Terry Earl also played baseball with the Braves and softball.  However, when it came to football, you better be wearing PURPLE AND GOLD!! Some more BRAVES, ALCORN BRAVES.  He was a “diehard fan” and made it WELL known!! He didn’t mind hitting the road to go to some sporting event, New Orleans Saints included!!  I am sure a few of you all remember the convoys on the highways to and from games; a lot of times the games were played in some field, not a “ball field” but you made the best of what you had and had fun at it! Heaven going to get all of that right now, you have a field of GOLD!!!

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”

II Timothy 4:7-8

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Celebration of Life
May 6, 2022

2:00 PM
Second Baptist Church
406 Anthony Street
Port Gibson, MS 39150

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