Dolores Mae (Adams) Alexander

May 12, 1929 - April 9, 2021

Dolores Mae (Adams) Alexander was born on May 12, 1929 which was Mother’s Day.  She was the middle of five children to Lee and Evelyn Adams.  Her siblings were Ernest, Robert, Marilyn and Priscilla.  She spent her childhood and most of her adult life in Centralia, Illinois and on August 24, 1952 married Bill Alexander.  Dolores was an educator and taught in various schools ranging from one room schoolhouses to the Centralia Public School system.  She also wrote educational materials for special needs children which was published by Lifeway Ministries. Her husband Bill was a pastor at various Southern Baptist churches in Southern Illinois, and she loved being a pastor’s wife as well as teaching numerous Sunday School classes.  Bill and Dolores moved to Frisco in March of 2016 and Dolores taught the Senior Adult Women’s class at First Baptist Church Frisco for several years.

Dolores is survived by her husband Bill of 68 years and three children – Earl Alexander (wife Kristie) of Fort Worth, Marlene Ridley (husband Mike) of Prosper, and Dean Alexander of Centralia, Illinois.  Their oldest daughter Phyllis Ann Alexander died from heart complications at eight months old.  She is also survived by five grandsons – Ryan Alexander (wife Lindsay) of Fort Worth, Seth Alexander of Seattle, Aaron Alexander (wife Holly) of Seattle, Alex Ridley (wife Angela) of Frisco, and Jake Ridley (wife Arynne) of Frisco.  She was also great grandmother to Carson Ridley, Landon Eichler, and Miles Alexander.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Frisco First Baptist Church, 7901 W. Main St., Frisco, Texas, 75034.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview West Memorial Park, 7800 Sanctuary Dr., Frisco, Texas, 75034.  The family will receive friends during a visitation at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the church.

Dolores is loved and missed by many people whose lives she has impacted throughout her selflessness in ministering through education and sharing her faith.

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My prayer is that God will grant Bill and the family with the comfort that surpasses all understanding. Having lost my wife several years ago, I can relate to the pain one goes through.
Earl Davis, April 13, 2021 Our love and prayers go to our beloved family, Uncle Bill, Marlene, Earl, Dean, and their loved ones. Aunt Dee was so sweet! I can hear her voice in my head. We visited each year to her home in Centralia, Il. She made everyone feel at home and always made room for our family at the table. While the current world does not allow us to celebrate her life together, I know that my sisters and I will miss her dearly. Much love to our family and wonderful Uncle Bill.
Melissa Doyle, April 13, 2021