This is the life of Marion Eloise Morrow-Alexander. Marion was the fourth child of eight born to Raymond and Elizabeth Morrow (both deceased). She was born in Mantua, Alabama a small community in the suburb of Eutaw, Alabama. Marion was a very outgoing, talkative and behaved very lady like. Hence, came her nickname “Lady” which was given to her by one of her favorite uncles-Lumon Morrow. Marion attended White Oak school from first to sixth grade. From seventh to twelth grade she attended Eatman High School where she graduated with honors. Alabama State University, became her home for the next four years. She graduated receiving a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education. Marion returned to Eutaw where she substitute taught a few days in a very small school first to sixth grades and also prepared lunch for the students. Marion decided it was time to make the giant leap to National City, California, Soon after her arrival to California she was hired by San Diego Unified School District as a substitute teacher. Marion became a member of Community Baptist Church. She was very active participating in multiple ministries. In the early years she was involved in almost every activity. Marion married David Alexander (deceased). Marion held teaching positions at the Child Development Center at Chesterton Elementary School, Mark Twain, and Carson Elementary just to name a few.
Marion enrolled at San Diego State University and received her Masters degree. Marion continued teaching in tradition classrooms from kindergarten thru sixth grade. She retired from the school district after teaching in different areas for over 40 years. Marion was a long-time member of the “Colonial Belles” a nonprofit organization that provided college scholarships to young men. She served as president, secretary, fundraiser, and multiple positions. The club is no long active. She enjoyed attending her church, Community Baptist, entertaining in her home, watching sports and just enjoying her life.
Marion leaves to mourn her passing two sisters Annie Ruth Louie (Macomb, MI) and Juanita Stevens (San Jose, CA) one brother Joe Roy Morrow (Eutaw, AL) and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
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