Jimmy Sebron Alexander, Sr., age 87, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was Thursday, September 2 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, September 3 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim McDill officiating. Interment immediately followed in Dry Creek Cemetery in Kemper County.
Jimmy was born May 15, 1934, to Curtis and Annie Mae Green Alexander in Kemper County, Mississippi. He was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. Jimmy began his career of metal building construction with Ceco Building Systems in Columbus, Mississippi, and retired as a foreman with King Metal Buildings in Louisville. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed rabbit hunting, fishing, and farming—whether it was caring for his fruit orchard, vegetable gardens, or catawba worms. Jimmy was known in Winston County and the surrounding area as the “Pea Shelling Man” because after his retirement he purchased pea shellers and shelled many bushels of vegetables for others. He also enjoyed cooking the fish he caught and hosting a fish fry either for his family and friends or for the youth at church.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of almost 59 years Callie Hooks Alexander of Louisville, and his children: Nancy Berry and husband Richard of Lucedale, Mississippi, Robin Jones and husband Keith, Michelle McDill and husband Tim, and Jimmy “Bubby” Alexander, Jr. all of Louisville. One of his greatest joys is being “Pa Jim” to his 10 grandchildren: Michael (Mary) Foster, David (Vanessa) Elliott, Patsy Rogers, Adam McDill, Kyle (Kaci) McDill, Hope McDill, Christi (Jason) Richmond, Candace Jones, Trey (Kim) McDill, and Jessica McDill, as well as his 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Faye Ballard and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Jimmy is preceded in death by his daughter Sharon Southern, his parents, and his siblings: Janice Crocker, Parry Lee McDonald, James Alexander, Louis Alexander, Van Alexander, and Cleo Alexander.
Serving as pallbearers were David Elliott, Michael Foster, Adam McDill, Trey McDill, Zachary McDill, and Coty Stokes who is serving for Kyle McDill. Honorary Pallbearers are Austin McDaniel, Bobo Ming, Keith Ming, Tom White, and other rabbit hunting buddies. Memorial donations in honor of Jimmy may be given to the American Diabetes Association online at diabetes.org/donate.
Services were under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.