Fallen Hero: Retired Staff Sergeant Wendell Alexander,Sr.


Funeral Home

Hartman-Jones Funeral Home

1801 Delaware Ave McComb, MS


Thursday, April 11, 2024, Hartman Jones Funeral Home, 5-8 PM and Friday, April 12, 2024, 9:00 AM-11 AM.


Friday, April 12, 2024, 11 am, Hartman-Jones Funeral Home,


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on April 8, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home. Retired Staff Sergeant Wendell Alexander,Sr, age 63, who had served within the MSARNG in the HHC, 1st Battalion,155th Infantry Regiment has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:

Wendell Alexander,Sr., 63, of McComb, passed away April 8, 2024.

Visitation will be o the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Jeremy Greer will officiate. Hartman Jones Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Wendell was born on October 29, 1960 to Grady Roosevelt Alexander and Mary Nell Braswell Alexander in McComb, MS.  Wendell will be deeply missed by his family and friends.  He was their go to man and could fix just about anything and if he couldn’t he knew someone who could.  We will all miss that laughing, smiling face after he said something funny.  He loved to travel and all you had to say was go and he was ready.  He was so looking forward to his retirement in three months so he could travel and spend time with his family.  He loved his family immensely, but his grandchildren had him wrapped around their fingers.  If any of them had a ballgame or function, he was always there if at all possible.  He is on his biggest journey now, traveling those streets of gold, oh what beautiful sites he must be seeing now.

He was a member of West McComb Baptist Church and served with the Mississippi National Guard.  Wendell was the Pike County Road Manager since 2019 and worked for the City of McComb from 2005-2019.  He made many friends during this time.

Mr. Alexander was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law Mary Elizabeth”Liz” and Harold “Butch” Hoatland, his in laws Harold Lamar and Jeanie D’Abadie May, brother-in-law Glen Lamar May and a niece Shelby May.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years Jan May Alexander, his children Jennifer Alexander and Wendell Alexander, Jr. (Crystal), grandchildren Joshua Privatte, Caitlin Privatte and Evan Alexander, a brother Wayne Alexander (Lauralee), a brother-in-law Tommy May (Joy), a sister-in-law Pat Reeves May, nephews Jeremy Hoatland (Lisa), Timothy Alexander (Ashley), Tyler Alexander, Cannan May, Stephen May and Josiah May, nieces Natalie Alexander and Jamie Hoatland, great nephews Jaxon Thornton and Nathaniel Hoatland and great nieces Addison Kate Thornton , Olivia Aucion, and Annabelle Alexander, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.