Flossie Mae Alexander-Bingham

 

Flossie Mae Alexander-Bingham, known affectionately to her family and friends as "BabyMae," was born to the late Reverend Frederick Douglas Alexander and Ethel Mae Hull Alexander on December 09, 1932 in Marvell, Arkansas.  At an early age, she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized and became a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in the Sandtuck Community until she became ill and could no longer attend.

BabyMae was a very loving and nurturing Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother.  She raised her children to believe in Jesus Christ and to obey and apply His instructions to every aspect of their lives.  As a result of her compassionate and generous heart, she could make you laugh at the most unexpected moments.  As a dialysis patient for the last four (4) years, she displayed kindness by buying candy just to give to other patients because she was unable to eat it herself.  She loved going to church and singing in the choir and was often asked on many occasions to sing solos.  Her favorite holiday was Christmas and spending time with her family.  Cooking was one of her favorite things to do.  She was known for her Sour Cream Pound Cake.  It was so delicious.  She was a dedicated worker at whatever she was asked to do as a daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, and First Lady of the church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, four (4) sisters, and two (2) brothers.  She quietly departed this life on August 13, 2018 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas surrounded by her family.  She was 85 years old.

She is survived by four (4) daughters.  Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children:  Rita Alexander of Mabelvale, Arkansas; Patricia Alexander of Mabelvale, Arkansas; Jacqueline Echols (Ernest) of Mabelvale, Arkansas; and Marilyn Norwood of West Helena, Arkansas; four (4) grandchildren:  Dana Love; Emmanuel Donahue, Sr. (Martia); Nicholas Donahue; and Jemal Echols; seven (7) great-grandchildren; two (2) sisters:  Dorsey B. Robinson of Marvell, Arkansas and Marvella Humphrey of Chicago, Illinois; a special brother-in-law:  Rochester Johnson of West Helena, Arkansas; two (2) special nieces:  Samella Williams and Regina Simes, both of West Helena, Arkansas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Family Hour will be held  Friday, August 24, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  at the funeral home.  Funeral Service will be heldSaturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church (Sandtuck Community) in Marvell, Arkansas; Pastor Sean Daniels, Officiating; Reverend Leroy Williams, Eulogist.  Interment will take place in Mount Olive Cemetery in Marvell, Arkansas.  The Alexander-Bingham Family entrusted their loved one to the Professional, Personal, and Caring Staff of Holloway-Gage Funeral Home; 844B North Sebastian Street; Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.  (870-228-5111).