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Mr. Vernon Ira Alexander
November 17, 1938 - May 27, 2017
In Loving Memory of Vernon Ira Alexander
Mr. Vernon Ira Alexander was the youngest of five children born to the late William and Cora Ann Alexander on November 17, 1938, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lucille Porter Alexander of Tallahassee, Florida, three sisters, Mary Ellen Harwell, Barbara Alexander and Shirley Rhea and one brother, William P. Alexander, all of Indianapolis, In.
Vernon was among the first class to integrate Arsenal Technical High School, graduating in 1956. In December of 1956, he enlisted in the United State Army. After his honorable discharge, he continued to serve in the National Guard receiving a Certification of Nomination in Gratitude for his war-time service from the American Legion.
Vernon married Lucille Porter on March 13, 1968. This union was blessed with two children, Kimberly Ann Alexander and Jeffrey Donnell Alexander.
Vernon joined the staff at the United States Postal Service where he worked for 33 years, retiring in August of 1999. He was promoted to supervisor and received many awards and acknowledgements including membership in the 1000 Hour Sick Leave club.
A long time member of Antioch Missionary Baptist church, Vernon proudly served as a deacon. He often quoted Proverbs 22:7 "the rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender."
Vernon departed this life on May 27, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memory: his daughter, Kimberly A. (Gary) Humphrey; son Jeffrey D. (Corina) Alexander; two grandsons, Gary M. (Brandy) Humphrey Jr. and Henry S. McNeal; two granddaughters, Unique Z. McLeod and Janasia D. Alexander; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends.
Services for Vernon will be held at Crown Hill Funeral Home on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 2pm; visitation will begin two hours prior.