Bennie Wynell Alexander was born in Emory, TX and left to go join her Lord and Savior at the age of 93 on February 7, 2022, at her home in Emory.
Bennie Bailey was born on January 19, 1929 to her parents, Edgar Bailey and Drexel Lawler Bailey. She met and married the love of her life, G.B. Alexander in Emory, TX and they were married on March 31, 1948. They were married 54 years until G.B. died in 2002. After marriage they moved to Dallas where their 2 daughters and son were born. They moved to Garland in 1956. They moved back to Emory in 1960 and remained here raising their family. Bennie and her two daughters moved their membership from Garland Road Baptist Church to Emory Baptist Church on August 24, 1963. She was a member of the Amazing Grace Sunday School Class. Bennie loved all her dear friends.
She was a loving Mother to her children and loved being MawMaw and TaTa to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She adored and cared deeply for all her family. She was not only a housewife but a help-mate in everything that her husband was doing. Whether they were checking pastures, milking dairy cows, repairing fences and so much more, they were always together. She was also an extremely good cook and loved cooking for her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann Jennings and husband, Tony of Emory, daughter, Carolyn Emig and husband, Ed of Emory, and daughter-in-law, Rachelle Alexander McWhorter and husband, Sam of Gilmer. Grandchildren are Tim Jennings, Brent Jennings and wife, Charise, Corey Alexander and wife, Kassie, Lexie Alexander, Kara Gearner and husband, Sammy and Kam Emig and wife, April. Great-grandchildren are Jace Jennings and wife, Kate, Trent Jennings, Ashley Jennings, Kagen Scott, Hatley Scott, Maddie Alexander, Cole Alexander, Garrett Gearner, Gentry Gearner, Erin Emig, Emma Emig and Evan Emig. Brothers are Jackie Butler, Robert Bailey and Don Bailey. Sister is Fern McNutt and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, G.B., precious son, Ray, mother, Drexel Butler, Step-dad, Charlie Butler, dad, Edgar Bailey, step-mom, Delia Bailey. Brothers, Lee Butler, George Bailey and Ray Bailey. Sisters, Charlene Yarbray and Frances Pierson.
We would like to thank Paige Hampton, Jennifer Murray and Connie Mills of Hope Hospice in Greenville and Tara Slough and Jan Elliott for their love, care and support during these past months.