Mrs. Mary Jo Alexander, age 45, a resident of Newhope, Arkansas, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
She was born September 19, 1971, in De Queen. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by her adopted parents, Otto and Mildred Deer, her birth mother, Mary Campbell, four brothers, Sonny, Larry, Earl and Danny Deer; and a sister, Emma Harris.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Marty Alexander of Newhope; one daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Damion Bean of Perry, Oklahoma; one son, Rickey Alexander of Newhope, Arkansas; her birth father and step-mother, Rickey and Jessie Deer of Nashville, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Adriana Bean of Perry, Oklahoma and Rikki Alexander and AJ Alexander both of Dierks, Arkansas; six sisters, Francis Ward of Dierks, Glenda Conatser of Nashville, Diane Cox of Dierks, Tammy Deer of Gillham, Arkansas, Geneva Davenport of Mineral Springs, Arkansas and Jeanette Woods of Nashville; one brother, Thomas Deer of Dierks and a number of nieces, nephews and host of other relatives.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Alexander will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in Sweet Home Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Herrington officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 14th at the funeral home in Dierks, AR.
You may register on-line at www.wikersonfuneralhomes.com