David Alexander



David Alexander,  age 51, devoted and beloved son, brother, fiancé, uncle, nephew, cousin, and trusted friend, was summoned into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Monday morning, February 9, 2015.

David Alexander was born on November 19, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the second oldest of five children born to Carolyn Alexander Williams. David was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and obtained his education through the Columbus Public School System. From an early age, David was raised in the church.  In his youth, he faithfully attended Pool of Bethesda Church of the Living God where he learned about the wondrous love of God, accepted Christ into his life, and was baptized. David was a current member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, but he also enjoyed the worship services at Holy Ghost Revival Church as well. He visited there often, as he loved to fellowship with his mother.

Though physical ailments prevented David from working long term, when he felt physically able he was always hard at work helping others. No matter what the task, David was always willing to lend a helping hand. David had a magnetic and vibrant personality, and he never met a stranger. Anyone that knew him could tell you that he was always the “life of the party.” David would always find a funny story to tell that would have everyone laughing to tears!  He had a smile that would light up any room, and a laugh that was contagious to all. David often had an encouraging word, would offer a listening ear or his shoulder to lean on. David was truly adored and loved very dearly. He will be greatly missed.

David Alexander is preceded in death by his father, David Summers; grandparents, Chester and Mattie Alexander, Samuel and Katherine Hawkins. Aunt, Ruth Ann Norah; Uncles, Arthur Summers, Leroy Summers, John Milton Hawkins, and Anthony Lawrence. He leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory his mother, Carolyn Williams (Freddie Jackson); father, Harry L. (Brenda) Hawkins, Sr.; Loving fiancé, Kathy Duru; Siblings, Tina M. (Danny) Blackwell, Kimberley K. (Al) Salleé, Harry L. (Deborah) Hawkins, Jr., Chris (Nicki) Hawkins, Juan D. Haygood, Tina L. Shuler, and Keenan (Bunita) Reese; Special Aunt, Eleanor Kenney; Aunts, Frances Kirk, Saundra Hawkins, Inez Lawrence, Mary Vallejo, and Dorothy (Bill) Williams; Uncle, Robert Hawkins; Goddaughter, Jaleshia “Sweetness” Vick; Nieces, Tiffany M. Richardson, Tenell (Lamonte) Griffin, Harelle J. Stith, Annastasia H. and Ausha J. Salleé; Nephews, George M. Richardson, II, AJ Salleé, III, and Na’vir Hawkins; one great niece, London Bella Marie Griffin; one great nephew, Landon Lamonte Griffin; and best friend Roger Turner; also, a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00 noon Monday February 16, 2015 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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