Lon Alexander
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Lon Alexander
  • December 7, 1987 - October 11, 2017
  • Jackson, Mississippi

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Lon Frederick “Rick” Alexander, II 29 years old of Jackson, Mississippi passed away in St. Dominic’s Hospital on October 11, 2017.

Rick was born in Flowood, Mississippi on December 7, 1987 to Mari Lynn and Lon Alexander. He attended Jackson Prep High School, Homes Community College and Millsaps College.

Rick enjoyed reading and playing videogames. While at Jackson Prep, Rick was a member of the Quiz Bowl Team that won second place in regional competition. He was awarded first place in MPSEA World History competition and second place in MPSEA American History competition. He was also a member of the debate team. As a senior, Rick won a literary award from Hinds Community College for his poem, “Operation Barbarosa.” While at Holmes Community College, Rick was given the Fine Arts Achievement Award and was a proud member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Rick is survived by his mother, Mari Lynn Hays of Jackson, Mississippi; his father and step mother, Dr. and Mrs. Lon F. Alexander of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and half-brother Graham Alexander. Rick is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubry L. Hays of Tupelo, Mississippi as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Rick was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Alexander of Anchorage, Alaska.

Memorial donations may be made in Rick’s name to Mississippi Kidney Foundation, American Heart Association, Autism Speaks, St. Dominic’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.

The family wants to extend thank yous to the many, many health care workers, nurses, and doctors who treated Rick with such great care and concern through the years. We wish a special thank you to James and Joanne Bell, Dr. John M. Allin, Dr. Kurt Buechler and Dr. Marcelo Ruvinsky for their endless kindnesses and encouragement.

Funeral services will be held at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland, Mississippi on Wednesday, October the 18th at 2:00 pm. Visitation for Lon Frederick “Rick” Alexander, II will be held at Parkway Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 18th at 1:00 pm.