A Celebration of Life for Edmonia Alzean Wilson Alexander will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at First Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jeanerette, LA. Mask will be required.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. until the commencement of the celebration at First Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jeanerette, LA.
Ceremonial Rites by the Order of Eastern Star will be rendered at 1:30 P.M.
Edmonia will be interred at Irish Bend Cemetery, St. Joseph Community, Franklin, LA.
Edmonia Alzean Wilson Alexander was born on September 7, 1932, in Franklin, Louisiana. She was the third of five girls born to the union of Cyrus and Lessie Willis Wilson. Reared in the St. Joseph Community, she accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized by the late Reverend Parker at St. Joseph Baptist Church in Franklin, LA.
Edmonia matriculated to Jeanerette, Louisiana, after marrying the love of her life Allen Alexander, Sr. in 1965, together they reared one son, Allen Alexander Jr.
Edmonia was quiet in nature and had a big heart to go with her big smile. She was loving and adored by all. Edmonia was affectionally known as Ms. Mona and enjoyed watching soap operas, spending time with her grandkids and traveling with her sister and nieces.
Ms. Mona was a woman of great faith who showed her faith in God daily. She faithfully attended First Jerusalem Baptist Church of Jeanerette until her health, and a worldwide pandemic prevented her from attending. Ms. Mona allowed her light to shine as a faithful member of the Lucina Pierre #32 Order of Eastern Star Jeanerette, Louisiana.
Ms. Mona worked tirelessly for the Kingdom of God as a Deaconess, Church Office Staff, Building Fund Member, Sunday School Librarian and Teacher, Busy Bee Member, Sunshine Band Leader, and Kitchen Manager. She enjoyed her kitchen duties and would get up early on Sunday mornings to prepare grits, biscuits, and coffee so church members could have breakfast after service.
Ms. Mona was a dedicated employee of Fruit of the Loom Jeanerette Mill, where she received several employee awards for perfect attendance and safety. She was most proud of her perfect attendance. After 36 years of service, she retired and began to enjoy life traveling and spending time with family and friends. The next stop on her journey would lead her to the Headstart Foster Grandparents Program, where she served as a Grandmother. She treasured spending time with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers as they kept her young. The children loved ”Grandmother.” She rarely missed a day at her volunteer job. She was devoted to her Grandmother job for over 25 years until the pandemic.
Edmonia was also a lifetime member of the Irish Bend Society of Franklin, LA.
On February 6, 2022 Edmonia walked away from this life into the Kingdom of God and her loving Savior’s arms at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cyrus and Lessie Willis Wilson, her sisters Dorothy Wilson Wiggins, Gloria Wilson Davis, Eloise Wilson Hebert, and her husband, Allen Sr.
Edmonia’s life through memories is survived, cherished, and loved by: Her son, Allen, Jr. (Connie) of Jenerette, LA; Her three Grandchildren; Brodrick of Houston, TX, Jared (Shay) of Houston, their mother Melissa Gabriel Houston, TX, Abreanna Alexander-Lewis (Kevin), Leah Jones and their mother Tracey Thomas, all of Saint Martinville. Her beloved, three great-great-granddaughters. Her Sister, Beverly Wilson Epps of Franklin, caregivers and nieces Harmona Epps and HaShawn Epps of Dallas, TX, her dearest friend Ora Keal and her Church Kitchen Buddy Raleigh Robertson as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many devoted friends.
Edmonia will be remembered as a great Lady, a caring and concerned Christian who loved God, her family, and everyone she met. She gave from her heart, never expecting anything in return. She touched many lives with her pure spirit. Her wisdom, strength, independence, and love impacted our lives immeasurably. Her memory will forever live in the hearts and minds of those who loved her.
“May The Work I’ve Done Speak For Me.”
M.K. Dixon Funeral Home in Baldwin has been entrusted with the arrangements.