Barbara Louise Alexander, 78, of Greencastle, passed away at her home on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, surrounded by family.
She was born in Belle Union on June 22, 1939, the daughter of the late Gilbert Edgar and Ruth Edna (Harris) Pettit.
On Aug. 16, 1958 she married Donnie L. Alexander and was married 52 years, before his passing in March 2010.
Two sisters, Betty Rainbolt and Carol Pettit Sutherlin also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her four loving daughters, Surita (Gary) Grassick, Sheri (Bruce) Comer, Vicky (Steve) Phillips and Kristie (Troy) Cox; two sisters, Marjorie (Merl) Grimes and Judy (Jim) Campbell; eight grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.
She was a member of the Women of Moose Chapter 138 since 1977.
Barbara started her working career at the Triple J Drive Inn as a waitress, and then proceeded to PR Mallory, where she worked for 18 years. Her real passion began after staying home taking care of her family and creating her own business baking, decorating cakes and floral arrangements.
She also had a love of babysitting, playing cards, bingo and going to casino to spend time with her family.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. on Tuesday until time of service at the funeral home
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.Hopkins-Rector.com.