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1935 Katherine Perry Alexander 2023

Katherine Perry Alexander

May 29, 1935 — March 13, 2023


Katherine Perry Alexander, 87, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023. Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 1 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. Visitations will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Griffin Mortuary. It is said when life begins, it like an open book with many blank pages. Each day as we live our deeds are recorded page by page until we close our eyes in death and await that great getting up morning. The pages of this book began for Katherine Perry Alexander on May 29, 1935, to Robert Calloway and Louella Piles Roseberry in Longview, Texas. She spent her adolescent and teen years in Lamesa, Texas where she met her husband, Samuel Alexander. Katherine was the mother of seven children. Her greatest achievement was the day she received the Lord Jesus as her Lord and Savior. On Monday, March 13, 2023, the hands of God as the author and finisher of her faith closed the pages of her life at University Medical Center. Katherine moved to Lubbock, Texas in the late 60s and became a cook for the Carriage House for many years. She retired from wings dining hall at Reese Air Force Base for over 20 years due to declining health. Katherine was very generous with her love, support, and guidance to all who graced her presence. Another one of her greatest achievements was her ability to instill in others the importance of reaching their maximum potential in life and to live by the golden rule, while always putting her God first. Katherine attended New Zion Baptist Church where she served as the mother of the church, also she was a faithful member of several of the church weekly auxiliary. Katherine was a tremendous blessing to all her children in aiding, in raising their children to productive members of society. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Calloway and Louella Pile Roseberry; stepfather, Hollis Roseberry; husband, Samuel Alexander; son, John Wayne Jennings; daughter, Felicia Newman Jones; brothers, Isaiah Calloway, Raymond Calloway, Robert Lee Calloway, Jr, and Clarence Calloway; sisters, Lillie Mae Calloway, Tessie Mae Menefee, and Josephine Jackson; sister-in-law, Corine Bolton Calloway; granddaughters, Tamecka Desha Alexander, Tanequia Nicole Flowers, and Shirley Ann Jennings; and grandson, Desmond Newman. She leaves to cherish her memory; her daughters, Mary M. Perry, Barbara Jennings, Norris Flowers (Austin), and Charlene Alexander; her sister, Annie Pearl Stevens; her brother, Richard Calloway; grandchildren, Tiffany Perry, Anthony and Leanne White, Randy Gregory, Tasha Sterling, John Williams, Tanesha M. Jones, Kevis J. Norris, Randy Scott, Duran Norris, Micheal Baker, and Jonathan Jennings; great grandchildren; Alexus Rollison, Kamauryia Sterling, Andre Scott, Mariah Scott, MyRayan Scott, Jordan Scott, Demonta Alexander, Gary Moore, Jr., Kierrian Newman, Keldrick Newman, Kyran Newman, Korah Grace Newman, Kenton L. Thompson, Kameria Norris, Mysha Norris, De’Zion Norris, Kameyo Norris, Timaya Norris, and Y’Zervis Norris; great-grandchildren, Olivia Staton, Ava Staton, Dyasia Alexander, Aniyah Rawlingson, Makaiha Parks, and Infiniti Parks; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

New Zion Baptist Church

1601 MLK Blvd, Lubbock, TX 79403

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