Grace Creason Alexander, 93, passed away, November 19, 2022, in Overland Park, Kansas.
She was born in Statesville, North Carolina to Clyde and Ruth Creason on October 12, 1929.
After graduating from Floyd High School, she attended Riverside Hospital School of Nursing in Newport News. She met her future spouse, Bill while in nursing training. Between working and raising a family she received her BSN from the University of Maryland while living in northern Virginia. Upon returning to Newport News she became a special education teacher and taught at Riverside’s School of Nursing during the summer. She earned her MSEd from the College of William and Mary and finished a long career in public school education as a science teacher of gifted students at the former Dozier Middle School. She had a passion for teaching and love of medicine.
In retirement, Grace, Bill, and William enjoyed living in Lanexa, VA, on the Chickahominy River. From there they took many RV trips with family and friends. She loved reading and being read to by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were members of Williamsburg United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Virginia Burke and Betty Sturgill.
Grace is survived by her spouse of almost 70 years, William (Bill) Alexander, children Marguerite Pittman (Harrison Pittman) and William Jr. of Overland Park, KS, and Gregory Alexander (Diane Alexander) of Williamsburg, VA. She delighted in spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Grace is also survived by her brother, Clyde Milton Creason of Charlotte, NC and sister, Maxine Capua of Dallas, TX.
A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Grace’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.