Mary Ann Alexander

Mary Ann (Griffith) Alexander, 88, of Union City passed away 4:16 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
A celebration of life service will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Bro. Perry Grills, nephew of Mrs. Mary Ann, and the Rev. Mike Deal will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the hour of services Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family requests memorial contributions take the form of donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 1100, North Bethesda, MD 20814 or the Obion County Public Library, 1221 East Reelfoot Ave., Union City, TN 38261.
She was born Jan. 24, 1930, in Troy, to the late James Spurling Griffith and Maud Ann (Middleton) Griffith. She married Milton Alexander Nov. 18, 1961. He preceded her in death Jan. 7, 1999.
She attended grammar school in Troy and graduated from Union City High School. After graduation, she moved to Clarksville, where she studied business at Austin Peay State University.
She worked as a business representative for Southern Bell Telephone Company. During her 20-year tenure, she watched the company experience many changes, including three additional names. She was a member of Second Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne (Tommy) Harrington of Dyersburg and Allyson (Steve) Lee of Union City; and her wonderful, loving “other” daughter, Terry Tinkle Robinson of White House.
She was Mimi to her five grandchildren and their spouses, Rebecca Harrington and Eric Henderson of South Fulton, Mindy (Matt) Chappell and Courtney (Chucky) Moran, all of Union City, Macey (Brent) Johnson of Troy and Jonathan (Candi) Harrington of Dyersburg.
Mimi’s legacy will continue for generations as she was abundantly blessed with 10 great-grandchildren, Cade Harrington and fiancée, Abbie Bingham of Lafayette, La., Caroline Harrington of Dyersburg, Haley Arthurs and Hannah Arthurs, both of Union City, Colton Johnson, Peyton Johnson and Stevie Jo Johnson, all of Troy, and Landon Cranford, Ally Davidson and Aubrey Davidson, all of Union City; her sister-in-law, Ish Griffith of Union City; five “Middleton” cousins who remain to cherish her memory, Charles Council, Charlotte Ann (Council) Howell, Kitty (Council) Hawkins, Bill Bailey and John Johns; along with several nieces, nephews and other cousins.
Friday afternoon, two precious granddaughters greeted her as she left this world and entered into heaven, Ami Ann Harrington and Katie Harrington are now reunited with their Mimi as well as her three brothers, Waymon Griffith, Sherrill Griffith and Gaylon Griffith; and one sister, Evelyn (Griffith) Wiley.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.emfuneralhome.com.
Published 3.12.18

1 Comment

  1. Leonard Ferguson on March 15, 2018 at 7:41 am

    I remember her as a woman who drank Pepsi Cola for breakfast.

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