Erma “Jean” Alexander was born October 23, 1920 in Sylvan, TX. She was the fourth of five children born to George and Ida Alexander.
After the death of her father, her mother moved the family to Paris, TX, where Jean received her elementary and secondary education. After graduation, she worked as a domestic day worker for several prominent physicians in Paris.
On March 5. 1937 she was blessed with her only child, Charles Robert Burton. He was the joy of her life. In 1955 Jean relocated to Denver, CO, where she continued her work as a housekeeper, domestic worker and nanny. She worked in this capacity until her retirement in 1985.
Jean was a fun-loving woman, who, with the gift of gab, didn’t mind expressing her “you can take it or leave it” opinion. Although she never intended to offend anyone, there were no gray areas in what she said. Jean loved to bake her delicious pound cake for dessert at family gatherings.
On Sunday, June 4, 2017, Jean answered the call of the Heavenly Father to enter eternity. There, she will no longer have to worry about the cares of this world, and especially as to whether or not her “pinto beans” are cooked according to her expectation.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ida Alexander, her siblings, Hazel, Exeta, Mary Helen and Andrew, her son, Charles.
Jean leaves to cherish her memory, her nephews; James (Willie Mae) Cooper, Harold (Frankie) McFadden, Kevin McCaney, and Darrell Bean; nieces; Patricia Collier, Catheryne Queen, Barbara Williams, Cheryl Thomas, her daughter-in-law Patricia Burton, her dear friends, Irene Body, Cindy Mason and Rose Morrow along with several other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Though she will be truly missed, her memory will always remain with us.
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