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Leila La’Cheska Alexander
October 9, 1982 ~ June 18, 2023 (age 40) 40 Years Old
Leila La’Cheska Alexander was born on October 9, 1982, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Mr. Jessie Alexander of White Plains, Georgia, and Mrs. Blanchie Mae Thomas-Alexander of Reynolds, Georgia. She was affectionately known as Miss Leila Mae by her Mom and Miss Borsie, and named by her, Aunt Rosa. Leila was everyone’s baby. Leila grew up in The Thomas Family Quarters. She was enrolled and completed over 13 years at Taylor County School System and Ellaville Georgia School for the Deaf & Blind. (The K Program).
Ms. Leila had a way and ability to warm anyone’s heart and make herself known. She did not let her disability stop her from communicating what she wanted. Her strength and determination down through the years is a true testimony of what our God can and will do! From birth, Leila was labeled as being Autistic and having Down Syndrome and Epilepsy. But, thank God her spirit would NOT let her falter. Doctors put a time limit of 13 years of age on her life, and she proved them wrong, 40 years strong she walked, thrived, and survived on this earth.
If Leila could speak, she would thank each and everyone for all the love many have shown her, especially one person in particular, her dedicated and loving Mother, Mrs. Blanchie Mae Thomas-Alexander. She would tell her mom she is coming home to rest at her side and with God. No more pain or suffering, her struggle is over now!
She leaves behind to cherish all her love, laughter, and memories: a sister, Mrs. Theresa (Kevin) Ellis of Jeffersonville Georgia; brothers, Joey T. Alexander-Askins of Reynolds, Georgia and JeQuan (Kwellin) Alexander-Tucker of Atlanta Georgia; aunt Mrs. Mattie Thomas of Atlanta Georgia; uncles Booker T. (Rosa) Thomas of Atlanta, Georgia, Booker T. (Rosa) Thomas of Atlanta Georgia, Willie C. Thomas of Reynolds, Georgia, Porter (Gloria) Alexander of Decatur, Georgia, Caesar Alexander of White Plains, Georgia, and S.M Alexander of White Plains, Georgia; nieces and nephews, Demetrius, Zuryien, Ayden, Zyaire, Jada, Azari, Laila, and Layla; a very dedicated and stepfather Willie Askin, loving niece, Mrs. Jescica (Brandon) Ellis-Jones, who would drop everything, missing school and college, to ensure her Aunt Miss Leila and her Grandma Blanchie were taken care of; a special thanks to a committed sister/cousin who no matter the time of day or night was always a nurse that saved the day, Ms. Reaeanir Thomas.