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Obituary for Newell Quinn Alexander

Cherryville – Mrs. Newell Quinn Alexander, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2022 surrounded by her family.

Newell was born on February 26, 1937 in Gaston County, NC a daughter of the late Eubern Quinn and Della Sigmon Quinn. She was a graduate of Cherryville High School Class of 1955. Newell was retired as an executive secretary from Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation in Cherryville. She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cherryville and was a member of the Chancel Choir, a former Sunday school teacher for children and adults; Women of the Church, Youth Choir Director, CARE team, an Elder Emeritus and also served the church in many other capacities. Newell had a personal card ministry sending greetings and well wishes to many people over the years. She was a member of Cherryville Chapter # 156 Order of the Eastern Star and was an advocate for World Vision Ministries sponsoring children worldwide.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Long and Joyce McGinnis.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Don “Alec” Alexander of the home; a son, Donnie Alexander and wife Jeanne; a daughter, Mona Beam and husband Jason; three grandchildren, Jenna Katherine Alexander, Burgess and Quinnlyn Beam all of Cherryville.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Newell’s caregivers, Lacey, Charlotte, Sherry, Sierra and also to the staff of Hometown Direct Care.

Visitation will be from 2:00PM to 6:00PM on Monday, March 7, 2022 at the residence, 600 Queens Road, Cherryville, NC 28021.

Mrs. Alexander will lie in state from 2:00PM to 6:00PM on Monday, March 7, 2022 at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home. The family will not be present during this time.

A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00PM on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Bill Lowe and Rev. Joel Long officiating.

Burial will follow at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Chancel Choir Fund, 107 W. Academy Street, Cherryville, NC 28021.

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Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Alexander.