TISHOMINGO, MS – Onnie Vione Alexander, 84, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 at Tishomingo Manor, Iuka, MS. She was the fourth and youngest child of Mr. Roddie and Mrs. Louaddie Alexander. She was born July 19, 1936 in Tishomingo County, MS in the Carters Branch Community, where she was reared and lived. At an early age, she joined Carters Branch Missionary Baptist Church and remained a Baptist for her entire life. She attended Carters Branch Elementary, Tishomingo, MS, Cherokee High School, Cherokee, AL, Lane College, Jackson, TN and Meharry Medical College School of Nursing, receiving a B.S. degree in Nursing. She worked in various areas as a registered nurse for thirty-three years before retiring. Onnie enjoyed working on the family farm, nursing and caring for her immediate family, helping care for the home, yard and farm, with special attention to the yard and flowers until her health failed. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, needle work and other hand projects. Onnie always looked forward to church services and other religious activities and attended regularly as long as her health permitted her to dress and go and she never lost her faith in God.
Graveside services will be Saturday, August 22, 11 a.m. at Carters Branch Cemetery, Tishomingo, MS with Rev. Willie Bogan officiating. Burial will be in Carters Branch Cemetery, Tishomingo, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Vadie Ruth Alexander and Viola Olevia Alexander, one brother, Bufore Alexander and her grandparents.