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Rose M. Alexander

November 29, 1928 - March 20, 2021

Rose M. Alexander, age 92, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Born in Newark, DE on November 29, 1928, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah (Hindes) Kelley. Rose was a Recorder of Records for the University of Delaware for many years.

In her spare time, Rose enjoyed reading, going to Delaware Park, playing Penny Ante Poker and cards with her family and playing Solitaire on her computer. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially at family picnics and gatherings.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Alexander, Sr.; son, Lawrence Alexander, Sr.; grandsons, Lawrence Alexander, Jr. and Kelley Webster; and siblings, Anna Reynolds and James, Grace, Richard, Chuck, and Gladys Kelley. Rose is survived by her children, Grace Alexander (Sue), Barbara Soyars (David), Bette Webster, Alice Martin, Mary Trapp (Jerry), Jan Alexander, Robert Alexander, Jr. (Vicki) and David Alexander; 21 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and 8 great great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 6 pm on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, followed by a funeral service at 6 pm.  Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rose’s memory may be made to Delaware Humane Association, 701 A St, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Rose passing . She is a wonderful person who taught me so much over the years . She helped me more than anybody could ever ask . She will be missed dearly .

  • I love you all, and I’m very sorry for your loss. I may be far away, but I miss her, and this one hurts. It was good to see her in December. Anything I can do, just ask.
    Buddy

  • You will deeply be missed. May god open up his arms to you.

  • My best friend and confidant I miss you so much your smile has been my life line love ❤️ you mom

  • Barbara, Bette and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about your precious Mother. It is so very hard to lose a parent – I pray all of the wonderful memories of your Mom will give you all comfort. Praying for you all. God Bless.

  • It’s been awhile since we’ve seen you but We are glad we did get to spend some visiting time before this whole covid came along. We will miss you and your happy smile and laughter. Our Thought’s are with all of the family. Love You!

  • Sorry for your loss she was the best mom mom to all of us-she will be missed prayers to the family

  • Wayne & I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Rose was a great person. Enjoyed talking with her. Liked her spunk and her smile. She will be greatly missed.

  • We have always sweet and precious Mrs. Alexander. She surely will be missed here, but welcomed into her heavenly home with many other loved ones. Your family has our love, thoughts and prayers.

  • Grace, Barbara, Betty, Libby, Bobby, David & Mary Ellen,
    Your mom meant so much to me and my family as we were growing up. To me she will always be Mrs. Alexander, never got used to saying Rose to her. She was always there from putting a bandage on a scrapped knee to fixing peanut butter sandwiches at the long table. She was a good friend to my mom and it meant so much when Rose and Betty would visit mom. I have so many fond memories of your mom and family. I know your memories will help you in the coming days.
    Love you guys,
    Cindy

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers

  • You were an amazing grandmother, so loving and accepting. I know Pop-Pop has been waiting for you. Rest easy. Watch over us and give us strength to face the days ahead. I love you.

  • Sorry for your loss,
    as you remember
    at this time of sorrow,
    may you find comfort in your memories,
    With our sincerest sympathy the staff of Heartland Hospice

  • To all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and friends. Losing a loved one is hard for a lot of reasons but to have had her in our lives for this many years was a blessing. Even though I grew up the street from the Alexander’s in Todd Estates it wasn’t until later in my life that I got to know her and call her a friend. She will be missed dearly and I hope as time goes by, your sadness will be replaced with the many happy memories that were made. Thinking of you all!

  • Sorry for your loss she was a great lady to know. You will always be in our hearts and prayers Lynn

  • From one oldie to another we had some good times together. My husband love playing cards with your family and everybody else at the cottage. Pease be with you Lil Seward and family.

  • Grace Ann, Betty, Barbara, Libby, Bob, David, and Mary Ellen,
    Reese and I were very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Your mother had a wonderful, easy going nature and always had a smile. We will always remember her fondly.

  • I was saddened to learn of the death of a great lady. I know Rose will be missed by those who loved and knew her. I was privileged to know her. “Mrs. A” was one of a very special group of caring, competent women who worked in the basement of Hullihen Hall. I was fortunate to work with her in the Registrar’s Office at the University of Delaware. She taught me my job, encouraged me, never made fun of my southern accent, and was beloved by staff and students alike. I will miss her. May you find comfort in knowing that warm thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you during this sad time.
    Beppy