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Elmira Alexander

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

1:00 PM

Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church



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    Elmira Roberts Alexander, age 90, died October 20, 2018. Raised in Haddonfield, NJ, Myra spent her life loving others. She graduated from the NJ College for Women (Douglass College) in 1949 with a degree in Spanish. After teaching at Warren Wilson College in NC, she edited and proofed decades of books at Westminster Press in Philadelphia including the Presbyterian Hymnal. In 1955, Myra married her beloved Raymond Alexander who died in 1999. Myra was a cherished sister, aunt and great-aunt. She remembered every birthday and special occasion, and volunteered and worshipped at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian. She was ready for any adventure, enjoyed chocolate, and spoke with a soft voice that conveyed love to all. Myra recently lost her dear brother, Haines Lippincott Roberts, of Tuscaloosa, AL. Survivors include her sister, Miriam Roberts Paul of Brookhaven, GA; nephews and nieces including Ruthie Roberts Sherrill (Russell) of Tuscaloosa, AL; Albert Glenn Paul (Paige) of Titusville, NJ; Edward "Ned" Earle Roberts (Rita) of Decatur, Alabama; John Haines Roberts (Carolanne) of Birmingham, Alabama; Barbara Paul Sullivan, Brookhaven, GA; and David Haines Roberts (Dorita) of Bakersfield, California; great-nieces and nephews Elizabeth Ashley Roberts Williams (Matt) of Bakersfield, CA; Abby Lee Roberts of Denver, Dylan Earl Paul of Lynchburg, VA; Sara Marie Sullivan of Atlanta, Ga; Roxanne Lippincott Paul of Deptford, NJ; Fletcher Haines Griffith Roberts of Birmingham, AL; and Faith Anne Paul of Titusville, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 28, 2017 at Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church with a reception at 12:30 and the service at 1 pm. Interment will be at a later date in Pennsylvania. Sign online guest book at

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    The Fischer Family would like to extend their sincere condolences and sympathies during this difficult time.
    WrightOct 28 2018 09:49 am
    To the family and friends, I would like to express my sincere condolences along with some words of encouragement. Many wonder can they be reunited with their love ones again. At John 5:28, 29 it gives us hope of a resurrection, the Bible gives us three reasons to believe in this promise. God is the source of life (Psalms 36:9) God has resurrected humans in the past. (John 11:39-44) God is eager to do it again. (Job 14, 15) to learn more visit
    DNBOct 26 2018 12:04 pm
    I am very sorry for your loss. The Heavenly Father promises that there will come a time when there will be no more pain, suffering, and death (Revelation 21:3-5). We have the hope of seeing our dead loved ones again through the resurrection (Acts 24:15). May this bring you and your family comfort in your time of need.
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