Theresa M. Alexander

[ Age 85 ] Home health care worker

December 17, 2006

Theresa M. Alexander, a home health care worker who grew up in Northwest Baltimore, died Dec. 8 of a heart attack in her Bolton Hill apartment. 8. She was 85.

Born Theresa Maddox in Philadelphia, she moved to Baltimore as a child, said her sister, Victorine Gross-Hall of Randallstown. "We used to sit on the front steps and play hopscotch and jump rope and tag," Mrs. Gross-Hall said. "We would play school and move up the steps when you gave the right answer. You were not afraid to sit on your steps then; your parents were not afraid to have you outside playing."

She attended Baltimore public schools and Metropolitan United Methodist Church as a child, her sister said.

She was widowed twice. She lived with her first husband, George Hodges, in Baltimore. Later, after marrying her second husband, John Alexander, she moved to New York City.

She was a home health care worker there for three decades before moving back to Baltimore in the 1980s.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave., where Mrs. Alexander was a member.

In addition to Mrs. Gross-Hall, survivors include another sister, Leona Edwards-Hawkins of Randallstown.

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