Cover photo for Sylvia J. Poole Alexander's Obituary
Sylvia J. Poole Alexander Profile Photo

Sylvia J. Poole Alexander

August 8, 1942 — November 30, 2021

Sylvia J. Poole Alexander

Sylvia Poole Alexander earned her wings on November 30, 2021 in Dallas, TX. She was born on August 8, 1942 in Gilmer, TX, to the late Myers Poole and Durene Chamberlain Poole. Sylvia graduated from Harmony High School in 1960 and went on to earn a Data Entry certificate, working for Braniff Airlines. She worked many years as a Legal Secretary at the prestigious Fullbright & Jaworski Law Firm in Houston. When returning to Gilmer in 1973, she began catering weddings and opened Brides, Etc. on the Gilmer Square until 1983. She then relocated to Mount Pleasant and worked at Everybody's Furniture for many years. Sylvia was best known as a kind, gentle soul that loved to make a difference. She led a weekly bible study for women in prison and a bible course program with Write-Way Prison ministries. Sylvia is survived by daughters Teresa "TJ" Cain and Debra Sims, both of Mount Pleasant, step-daughter, Cathy Davidson Mitcham of Prairie Grove, AR. Grandchildren, Preston Wood and wife Victoria of Utah and Madison Strother of Mount Pleasant; brothers, Mark Poole and wife Donna of Gilmer, Timothy Poole of Ore City; Step Grandchildren, Brandon Wyatt of Waco, Brittney Wyatt of Dallas and Kait Uribe of Colorado. Great Grandsons Hudson and Grayson of Utah. Sylvia is preceded in death by parents, Myers Poole and Durene Chamberlain Poole and siblings Betty Jones and Ronald Poole both of Gilmer. The service for Sylvia Poole Alexander will be held on Monday, December 6 at 2:00 PM at Croley Funeral Home, Gilmer. A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 5 from 4:00-6:00 pm. Interment will follow the services at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Gilmer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Sylvia's name to SAFE-T Crisis Center, 201 Patrick St., Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455; www.safe-tagency.com. Sylvia was a volunteer and this non-profit was close to her heart.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sylvia J. Poole Alexander, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, December 5, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Monday, December 6, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 9

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree