March 27, 1959 - February 25, 2022
Margie Alexander died Friday, February 25, 2022 at her home in Hartwell Georgia. Margie was born Margaret Diane McKinney on March 27, 1959 in Atlanta, Georgia, the first child of William Marvin and Geraldine Pickett McKinney. After several family moves, she grew up near Decatur, Georgia and graduated from Towers High School in 1977. In high school Margie played the flute in the school band, performed as a majorette and was active in the Home Economics department, becoming an accomplished seamstress. Her love of textiles led her to Georgia Tech where she majored in Textiles, met her future husband and graduated in December 1980. After graduating, Margie married Michael Winter Alexander in a Christmas season wedding at her home church, Mount Carmel Christian Church, and then began a career with IBM. Margie and Mike lived in Florida until returning to the Atlanta area in 1991, settling near Lawrenceville, Georgia. While in Lawrenceville, Margie and Mike welcomed Travis in October, 1991 and Shannon in March, 1993. Margie raised her children and continuously improved her seamstress skills, making all sorts of clothing, wedding and christening gowns, home textiles and quilts. She supported Travis and Shannon in their activities at Greater Atlanta Christian School and then at Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia. Margie loved her family and their pets, there were always dogs and cats around, even 2 birds and a snake at one point. Margie also cherished the time with her family, she spent time sewing with her mother and sister and countless hours visiting and entertaining family and friends. Margie returned to the corporate world in 2006, first with Bank of America and later with Wells Fargo where she developed many close friendships. Margie and Mike moved to the Reed Creek area at Lake Hartwell in November of 2018. Margie is survived by her husband, Michael, her son Travis and daughter Shannon. She is also survived by her brother Jeff McKinney (Lee Henson McKinney), and sister Beth McKinney McCord (Mike McCord), her in-laws in the Tampa, Florida area and 11 beloved nieces and nephews. Margie will be remembered at a Memorial Service at 12 noon on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Strickland Funeral Home, 305 Cleveland Avenue, Hartwell, Georgia. The family will be receiving guests afterward at a reception at 643 Mustang Drive, Hartwell, Georgia. The service will be available to view later that day on her tribute page, www.stricklandfh.com In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to the Hart County Humane Society, PO Box 1062, Hartwell GA 30643 or https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZJGM27E6DVKKY The Strickland Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Hartwell is in charge of all arrangements.
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