ANDERSON — James Allen Alexander, 59, Anderson, received his new wings May 3, 2014, after a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 26, 1954, in Anderson. He was a committed member at Anderson Zion Baptist Church.
He was a graduate of Anderson High school.
Allen was a Brooklyn Little League baseball coach for many years. He was employed at the Madison County Youth Center and the Urban League.
Allen loved music and had a blessed gift for singing and playing the bass. He was a gifted song writer and music arranger.
Allen was also a former member of the following groups: Heavenly Travelers, Heavenly Five and Heaven Sent.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Marilyn Alexander; two grandchildren, Jameel and Jailyn (shuggapot). Also surviving is his mother, Dissie Alexander; a sister, Edith Alexander of Indianapolis; three brothers, Billy (Vicki), Willie, and Richard Alexander, all of Anderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and family.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Katasha Alexander; father, Booker T. Alexander Sr.; brother, Booker Jr.; brother, Johnny Alexander; and nephew, William (Tate) Alexander.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Anderson Zion Baptist Church, 2008 J.T. Menifee St., Anderson. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. A musical celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. will be held to celebrate Allen’s life. Friends may also view one hour prior to services Saturday.
Arrangements were entrusted to L.C. May Funeral Service.
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