Phyllis Lynette Alexander, 62 of Duncan, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2016 at her home.
A celebration of her life is at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronald L. Boyd officiating.
Prior to the service a register book will be available at the Don Grantham Funeral Home for family and friends.
Phyllis was born Nov. 4, 1954, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Jeff and Dorothy Mae (Austin) Alexander. She graduated from Duncan High School in 1973 and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church before attending the University of Oklahoma where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She spent the majority of her life and career in Norman, Oklahoma, with nearly 20 years at the University of Oklahoma as a Continuing Education Program Director. In addition to her professional work, she tirelessly served her church and community, as a board member for the Women's Resource Center, and playing a multitude of formal and informal roles as a member of Everlasting Life Baptist Church.
Phyllis then found a second career as a professional grant writer, first with Crossroads Youth and Family Services, and then, after relocating back to her hometown of Duncan, she worked independently under her own company, Sisters, Inc. She also continued serving her community, wearing multiple hats as a member of Antioch Baptist Church and assisting many other Duncan area agencies and community members.
Phyllis is survived by one daughter, Adrienne Alexander; two sisters, Deborah Alexander of Duncan and Arva Peters and husband Terry, of Fort Worth, Texas; one granddaughter, Jasmine Alexander-Brookings; 12 beloved nieces and nephews, Kiley Brown (wife Wendi), Kacey Stanley (husband Cody), Bethany Mooreland (husband Kevin), Taryn Peters, Alexandria Peters, Solomon Stitt, Kywin Brown, Stephen Blair, Ryley Peters, Brayden Brown, Dorien Brown and Kingston Mooreland. Phyllis is also survived by a host of other family and close friends.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
Published on November 25, 2016