Laura Ruth Alexander

Published 10:56 am Monday, April 11, 2022

Funeral services for Laura Ruth Alexander will be on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Arlington Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto, MS, at 12:00 Noon with burial to follow in the Arlington Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Stephen Slump and Bro. Bert Sasser will be officiating the services with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be at Arlington Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon.

Mrs. Alexander, 83, of Bogue Chitto, MS, passed from this life on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at King’s Daughters Medical Center under the care of Hospice Ministries. She was born on November 20, 1938, in Jayess, MS, to Sandy Bickham Brumfield and Mildred Seab Brumfield. She was a member of Arlington Baptist Church. Laura Ruth loved the Lord with all her heart and was active in her church till her health started to decline. Mrs. Alexander worked at Kellwood Company for 31 years as an inspector. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

She played professional basketball with the Arkansas Travelers (1957-1958) before she graduated. She came back and finished high school and the family was always told she was a great ball player. She loved life, sitting on her porch on warm days and loved her special companion “Bella,” her precious little dog. Laura Ruth will be missed so much.

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Preceding her in death were her parents Sandy and Mildred Brumfield; husband Cannon Lee Alexander of 61 years; siblings Julian “Pete” Kirk Brumfield, Harold Duane Brumfield, Samford Lee Brumfield, Joseph Jesse Brumfield, Joe Seab Brumfield and Margaret Emma Boyer.

Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Sandra Smith (Darrell) and Kenny Alexander (Lynne Travis); siblings, Irene Baggett, Marilyn Mullins, Cheryl Alexander and Ed Brumfield; grandson, Matthew Daniel Alexander (Virginia); great-grandchildren, Olen Alexander and Emmie Alexander; and a host of nieces and nephews. She had many friends that loved her dearly and a special friend of 20 years, Violene Fenn.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice Ministries and the nurses and staff of KDMC.

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