A Time To Be Born
Alexzene Grayer was born April 24, 1943 to the late Berry and Everdean Grayer in Turrentine, Arkansas. She was the third of fifteen children born to their union. She is preceded in death by two brothers, George Cleotha and Simpson Grayer; two sisters, Billie Z. Blakely and Linda J. Perkins.
Season to Plant (Naturally)
After Alexzene graduated Altheimer High School in Altheimer, Arkansas, she moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where she worked for a short period of time. Later she moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and worked at the Good Samaritan Hospital in the X-ray Department where she retired after over 40 years. During this time, she also attended the School of Cosmetology and graduated as a licensed beautician. In later years after retirement, she worked for the IRS.
Season to Water & Grow (Spiritually)
Alex confessed her faith in Christ at the Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist in Altheimer, Arkansas under the leadership of Reverend Henry Rooks. After moving to Cincinnati, Ohio she joined Holy Trinity Church Of God In Christ under the leadership of Elder Murray Jessie Sanders.
She worked faithfully as the President of Usher Ministry, Hospitality (preparing meals serving family and church), and Sunday School worker. She loved to cook, and was good at it. She had such a warm giving heart that she wanted to help wherever she saw a need. Alex was well known for her delicious sweet potato pies, homemade macaroni and cheese, out of sight cornbread dressing, and pound cake. Because of her extraordinary care for children and adults, she was a mother to many and she never missed a teaching moment. The Lord blessed her with such a spirit of soberness that she could give wholesome and healthful nuggets whenever she talked to you about problems and life. She enjoyed word puzzles, reading, and knitting to help keep her mind vibrant. She was young at heart.
Season to Cherish Loved Ones
She leaves to cherish her memory: eight sisters: Aslee Gholston of Milwaukee, WI; Consovellar Hampton, Martha Rodgers, Geneva (Edward) Askew, Mary Grayer, Fern (Albert) Hughes all of Little Rock, AR; Bernistine (Johnnie)Wilbon of Jackson, MI; Patricia (Erle) Skinner of San Pedro, CA: four brothers: Herman (Gwyn) Grayer of Malvern, AR; Carlton (Angelita) Grayer of Sumter, SC; Michael (Margretta) Grayer of Little Rock, AR and Edward (Barbara) Grayer of Memphis, TN; and three God-children, Anthony (Sherry) Rodgers, Sr., Kelli (Jeremy) Lauderdale, Sr. and Eric (Amber) Rodgers, Sr. She leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and close friends.