Council Hendrix ‘Connie’ Alexander

Published 11:24 am Monday, April 3, 2017

Council (Connie) Hendrix Alexander, 95, died on March 30, 2017 at the River Garden Senior Service facility in Jacksonville, Fla.

She was born in Salisbury on Sept. 20, 1921.

Survivors: her 2 sons and their families, Terry Alexander and wife Miriam, and son Tyler of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.,  and Bill Alexander and wife Katie, and sons Graham and Justin, and daughter Kasey of Franklin, Tenn.; nieces Jane Gasparrini and Mona Potts of Advance and Bonnie Costello and Arlene Hendrix of New York.

She lived her early life in Advance, the 13th and youngest child of “Mayor” William Anderson Hendrix and Rosa Jane Cornatzer Hendrix. Her first husband was Kenneth P. Sparks, who died  Sept. 14, 1944 in Italy during World War II. In 1945 she moved to Jacksonville, where she remained for the rest of her life.  It was there that she met and married Curtis Alexander. They were married for 63 years until his death in 2009. She was kind and loving, had a magic smile and never met a stranger. She was a homemaker who had many interests, most of which involved her husband and children. She served as the president of the local school PTA, and  as president of the local Women’s Club. She was a fan of high school and college sports where her sons excelled. Her younger son Terry was a baseball player and later a coach at Jacksonville University. Curtis and Connie never missed a game regardless of weather. She followed her son’s teams to games around the country including a 3,000 mile trip to Hawaii. Her cheerful attitude and support at those games was an inspiration to the players and fans she met   

The funeral was held at Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home with interment at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville, on Tuesday, April 4.