Alma Lester Alexander
April 30, 1931  -  August 8, 2017

Alma Lester Alexander

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Visitation
Grace United Pentecostal Church
13845 Hooper Rd.
Central, LA  70818
Saturday, August 12, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Funeral Service
Grace United Pentecostal Church
13845 Hooper Rd.
Central, LA  70818
Saturday, August 12, 2017
1:00 p.m.
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Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
6305 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA  70714
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Alma Lester Alexander was born April 30, 1931, the third child of ten children born to Willie Lester and Gladys Walker Lester. She died August 8, 2017 at 12:33 a.m.

She is survived by her son, George Byron Alexander, his wife Amy, and their son, Ben; Five sisters; Mildred Alexander, Joyce Wilson, Billie O'Quinn, and Carol Crain all from Walker, LA and Faye Sims from Porter, TX; Three brothers, Walter Lester from Caney Lake, Charles Lester from Glenmora, and Wayne Lester from Coldwater, MS; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends too numerous to name.

Alma was baptized in the name of Jesus by Rev. H.L. McGaha at a very early age in Richland Parish and served the Lord all the days of her life. She graduated from Rayville High School in 1948 and enrolled in LA Tech for her first degree. Later she went to the University of Tennessee for a Masters degree because she was interested in teaching deaf children. She married George Curtis Alexander and they moved to Baton Rouge where she taught at the Louisiana School for the Deaf. After getting her doctorate from the University of Arizona she became the principal of LSSD. Later she was asked to be the Superintendent of the Mississippi State School for the Deaf. At this time, Mayor Pete Heine made her the Honorary Mayer of Baker.

She made many improvements at the Mississippi school including a new Primary building, better teaching techniques, and higher salaries for teachers and staff. Deaf adults in the community came to her for help with their problems.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grace Church at 13845 Hooper Road in Central on Saturday, August 12th. The funeral will begin at 1 p.m. with a graveside service following at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Baker.

The family would like to thank Bridgeway Healthcare and Hospice and all the staff and caregivers of House of Grace for their care.

Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook by visiting www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com.

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  1. John,Brenda,Kaye, Johnny Keith
    Flora, MS

    Dr. Alma was a special lady and a special friend to our family! God has taken one of his special angels home. She will always be in our hearts Keith family

  2. James A. Young
    Florence, MS

    Thank you so much for your determination for us all ! You will be missed very much! Rest in peace in hands of God while we wait to finish serving Our Lord ourselves ! Praying for your Dear Family, staffs LSSD & MSD ,and all other friends and classmates.
    Love you always
    Sincerely yours,
    James A Young & Family

  3. Jim &Gloria Goza
    Pine, CO

    So sorry for your loss.Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Anything you need we are there for you. Jim & Gloria

  4. Jim &Gloria Goza
    Pine, CO

    So sorry for your loss.Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Anything you need we are there for you. Jim & Gloria

  5. Wendy Brinkmann
    Baton Rouge, LA

    G.B. I'm sure you are your moms proudest accomplishment. Hugs. Wendy

  6. Sandra lynn millsap
    Atlanta, GA

    We miss u so very much. Yes, i remember that she always smile to people. She was a very nice person. Praying for ur family/friends. M S D students know her in high school by 1977 through 1985. Sandra millsap

  7. James & Lorraine Grout
    Walker, LA

    Our prayers are with all of Alma's family and her sisters Mildred & Billie and all of the others who were daily visiting Alma and taking care of her. Sister Mildred recently told us that Alma was ready to go, but oh, how she would miss her when she does. What a reunion we are all going to have on the other side one day! Prayers and love and comfort to all, James & Lorraine Grout

  8. Nora Monk
    Oakdale, LA

    Lester family, so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with y'all.

  9. Doris,Garry , kystal s., Harrell , Gary douglas
    Walker, LA

    Not many has done what she has done for people in so many areas of her life!! A gracious lady , one of great price among us. We were blessed now heaven welcomes her home!! Thank u Lee Ann for info . Ur family is loved An praying for u all. Love. Sister Doris smith An family

  10. Cindy (Migues) Robillard & Larry Robillard
    New Iberia,, LA

    Sorry to hear that Alma passed away. Once a while I was thinking of her sometimes because she was my FIRST teacher when I enrolled LSSD in 1963. She was my best teacher that I ever had. Gone but not forgotten. Gonna miss her.
    Love with hugs.

  11. Nicholas LeFors Jr
    Everett, WA

    Praying for all of your families....
    Our deepest condolences!!!!
    Nick

  12. Carolyn womble
    Oxford, MS

    we are so sorry hear of the passing of your mom. Alex was such a special person. i will always remember her smile and kindess. Please know that u are in our thoughts and prays.
    I love u, Alexandra

  13. Virginia Bianca
    Coconut Creek, FL

    Dear Alma, thank you for teaching me in LSSD and see what I become... and will always miss you and remember you in my heart! I often think of you time to time through my life and now you got called home to the Lord. Rest in peace, Alma.

  14. Virginia Bianca
    Coconut Creek, FL

    Dear Alma, thank you for teaching me in LSSD and see what I become... and will always miss you and remember you in my heart! I often think of you time to time through my life and now you got called home to the Lord. Rest in peace, Alma.

  15. Harris w gooch
    Henrietta, NY

    I prayer 🙏 rest rip her

  16. Scott
    Pearl, MS

    Hey I know her I miss her in prayer her family blessed

  17. David and Cassie Crochet
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Dear Family,

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend. She will be missed by many.
    Your family has our deepest condolences!!!!

    Much Love!!!!

    Cassie

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