May 9, 1938 - April 28, 2012
Mrs. Genny Alexander, 73, who worked for what became The Department of Homeland Security for over 32 years before retiring in 2001 as a U.S. Customs Management Center Director, died April 28, 2012 at her home in Northern Virginia of natural causes.
Mrs. Alexander attended the University of Washington D.C. and worked for the Inauguration Committee of President John F. Kennedy and the US House of Representatives before joining the US Customs Service in 1970. She enjoyed a stellar career with U.S. Customs and was the recipient of many awards, promotions and recognitions.
During the 1960s, she received the Eleanor Roosevelt Woman-Doer Award, which is awarded annually for efforts made and worthy of recognition in a well deserved community cause. She was chosen to receive the award for efforts put forth in many causes for the District of Columbia Home Rule.
Mrs. Alexander was a member of Third Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA and First Baptist Church in Manassas, VA. She had a strong philanthropic spirit and gave her support to many civic causes including the United Negro College Fund, NAACP and National Public Radio Corporation.
Mrs. Alexander's husband, Mr. Henry Alexander Jr., died in 1988 and her daughter Rhonda Alexander died in 1982. Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Alexander of Northern Virginia, three sons, Eric Alexander of Washington D.C., Roderick Alexander and Dominique Alexander of Miami, FL.; seven grandchildren and a great grandson.
The viewing and visitation will be held at Third Baptist Church, 917 Princess Street, Alexandria, Virginia (map/directions) on Saturday, May, 5, 2012 from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at 12 noon. The committal service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 7, 2012 at Vista Memorial Cemetery, Miami Lakes, Florida.
Arrangements by Phillip Bell Sr. and Winona Morrissette-Johnson, P.A.
Viewing & Visitation - Third Baptist Church, Alexandria - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service - Third Baptist Church, Alexandria - 12:00 p.m.