William Henry Alexander, affectionately known as “Bobby”, was born January 16, 1943, to the late William Alexander and Balance Kellem in Philadelphia.
Bobby was preceded in death by his sisters Verlice and Margaret and his brothers, Frank, and Wallace.
Bobby was educated through the Catholic School System, and he grew up in South Philadelphia.
Bobby met Barbra at his Aunt Christine’s house in 1964 and it was love at first sight. Two years later they got married in 1966. From this union, two sons, Billy, and Wallace and two daughters, Tracey and Terri were born.
Bobby was employed by Edward Shoe Company, the City of Philadelphia, Anastasia Construction Company, and the Sheraton Hotel. He was a hard-working family man who always provided for his family.
Bobby was known as “Tree Top” back in the day. He raised plenty of “Cain” until he gave his life to the Lord. He became an Elder in September 1999. He was always winning souls for the Lord. He loved praising the Lord, praying and was always on time for the God. He never believed in being late for church. He attended Greater Christ Baptist Church, and his favorite saying was, “I ain’t going to hell for nobody!”
Bobby loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There’s nothing, he wouldn’t di for them. He would get up early in the morning and drive them to school and pick them up. On Sundays, he would take them to church. Bobby would discipline his children, grandchildren great grandchildren and anybody else.
Bobby and Wallace were very close to one another. They would go to each other’s house to check on each other. They would always talk on the phone and talk about their wives to each other.
Bobby and Barbra were together for 60 years. They were like “Bonnie and Clyde’’. You wouldn’t see one without the other. Barbara could never leave his side. He would always scream, “Barbara”. Even when he was sick, he wanted his Barbra right by his side. Every second, minute and hour until his last breath, she was right by his side, where he wanted her.
Bobby leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Barbara: his children, William, Tracey, Wallace, and Terri: his sister, Francine; his two sisters-in-law, Sonya, and Nancey: two sons-in-law, Joe, and James; one daughter-in-law, Nadine; grandchildren, CJ, Darnell, Christopher, Dayonna, Joseph, Christopher, Danisha and Alisha; great-grandchildren, Mahyia, Mhenai. Gisele and Kennedy; and a host od nieces, Nephews, cousins, church family and friends, Bobby will deeply be missed