Patricia TeSelle Alexander, 84, of Riceville, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at her home with her husband and daughter Lanell by her side.
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She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska to the late Eamiel Alfred and Fern Martin TeSelle.
She was a member of Athens Christian Church. She was a volunteer for McMinn Regional Humane Society for 20 years where she started Nursing Home Pet Therapy (she provided pet therapy with her beloved Percy), she was named Volunteer of the Year in 2001 by the City of Athens.
Patricia was survived by her husband of 67 years, Rev. Allen J. Alexander of Riceville; two daughters, Lyn Fine of Cleveland and Lanell (Joe) Nichols of Riceville; one son Tom (Laura) Alexander of Cleveland; eight grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lee Harrison of Lincoln, Nebraska; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Harry Edward Koonce, III of Riceville.
A memorial service will be held 6:00 pm, Friday, March 5th at the Athens Christian church with Minister Richard White officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 5:00-6:00pm prior to the service.
The family suggests memorials be made to Gair/Alexander Scholarship Fund www.johnsonU.edu/donate/tennessee and include a comment that it is in memory of Pat Alexander and for a named scholarship fund-Gair/Alexander Sch. or send a check to Johnson University and send to Advancement Office, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998 noting in memory of Pat Alexander and for the Gair/Alexander Scholarship Fund.