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Brenda Joyce  McAlister
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Obituary for Brenda Joyce McAlister

Mrs. Brenda Joyce McAlister, age 76, of Rockmart, GA passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at her residence .

She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 27, 1941 a daughter of William M. Bowman and Mabelle Morgan Bowman. Mrs. McAlister had been a resident of Rockmart for over fifty years where she was a member of the Crossroads Memorial Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher for over thirty years. She retired in 2003 from the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services. Mrs. McAlister loved her family, enjoyed cooking and serving the Lord with her church family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Lewis (Joe) McAlister on January 30, 2006.

Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda Davis (Jesse), Dallas; sons: Reece McAlister (Ellen), McDonough and Ritchie McAlister, Rockmart; nine grandchildren: two great grandchildren: five sisters: Gail Holcomb, Calhoun, Martha Jean Bivens, Cleveland, TN, Mary Ann Coffee, Trion, Linda Welch and Tammy Smith both of Calhoun; three brothers: Donnie Bowman, California, Danny and Dewayne Bowman both of Calhoun; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with Revs. Jimmy Shoemaker and Jesse Davis officiating. Eulogies will be given by a son, Reece McAlister and a granddaughter, Ashley Raulerson. Interment will follow in the Aragon Cemetery with Rev. Michael Head officiating.

Active pallbearers will include: Joey McAlister, Troy McAlister, Forrest King, Nathan McAlister, Allan Raulerson and Terry Welch. Honorary pallbearers will include: Ashley Raulerson, Katelyn King and Kacey McAlister.

The family will receive friends Friday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial gifts be made in Mrs. McAlisters' memory to the American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street Atlanta, GA 30303.

The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Brenda Joyce McAlister.


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