Boadmon Joseph Alexander

boadmon alexander

August 20, 1937 ~ January 22, 2022

Born in: Bunkie Louisiana
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

For God loved us so that he blessed us with Boadmon Joseph Alexander Sr. Boadmon also known as “BJ”, was born on August 20, 1937, in Bunkie, Louisiana to the union of Shelton Alexander Sr. and Lena Alexander who both preceded him in death. To this union, five children were born, BJ, Marie (preceded in death), Shelton Jr. (preceded in death), Russell & Paul (preceded in death).

The family relocated to Lebeau, Louisiana, where he attended Immaculate Conception School and graduated in 1956. Upon graduation, BJ enlisted into the United States Air Force where he was stationed in Alaska. In 1957, he met and married Rosena Frank (preceded in death), and to this union four children were born. In October of 1960, in preparation for completion of duty, BJ was transferred to Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) in Kern County, California, where he received an honorable discharge.

Following his military service, BJ worked in the construction industry, and a gas station attendant until 1968 when he landed a Terminal Operator position with Santa Fe Railway. While working at Santa Fe, he met and married the love of his life, Wanda on March 10,1979. After BJ got married, while working at the railway he took his love for trucks and started his own trucking business “W & B Trucking” hauling general freight in 1980. After 26 years with Santa Fe Railway, BJ retired in 1994 and moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia. Upon arrival in Lawrenceville, he joined the workforce with Norfolk Southern (NS) Railway. After a few years with NS Railway he became a private contractor for the United States Postal Service hauling mail freight. The last stop of his employment journey was with Gwinnett County Public Schools as an activity driver where he transported high school students until 2012.

BJ accepted Christ in 1983, and attended Tabernacle International Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. BJ possessed a wealth of knowledge and was a great inspiration to many. He was humble, generous, and kind. He found joy and contentment in life’s simple pleasures such as spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, and cruising on his motorcycle. His greatest pastime was kicking back in his recliner with his pet Snickers at his feet getting a belly rub of a lifetime. Family meant the world to him and he often looked forward to family gatherings like picnics in the park and family reunions.

In early November of 2021, health challenges began and after various tests and examinations, he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (Blood Cancer), and in the early hours on January 22, 2022, God called his solider home.

BJ leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of almost 43 years, Wanda Alexander; his children: Janet Sharif, Don Alexander (preceded in death), Boadmon Alexander Jr., Lisa Dolliole (Troy), Shawn Alexander (preceded in death), Travelle Alexander (preceded in death), Kathleen Jonte, Michael Woods, LaTreya Woods and Katrina Bryant (Terry); 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, cousin McDonaldson Alexander (preceded in death) and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

BJ lived a life of love and happiness and those are the memories we all will cherish for a lifetime.


Visitation: February 3, 2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: February 3, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. To the Alexander Family,

    Our condolences and prayers on the passing of your husband, father, grandfather and other family and friends. Boadmon had a wonderful way of making you feel a part of his life. When we talked on the phone it was as if I had known him forever. God makes no mistakes and I am thankful to have had an opportunity to share a little bit of his life.

    Mark & Caffrie Porterie

  2. CandleImageRest In Peace daddy. You always talked about pushing up daises, so every time I see a daisy flower I will think of you. I love you.

  3. CandleImageTo the Alexander Family,

    From our family to yours, we send our sincerest condolences. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Al through my brother, Lester Patterson (deceased) and my nephew, Stanley Patterson. I helped them plan their yearly Men’s Retreat in Columbia, SC. Mr. Al and Mack would always tell the funniest fishing stories. They have left a smile in every one’s heart. We pray God will give you comfort and strength during your grieving process. God has truly gained another fisherman to join his friends.

  4. CandleImageMr. Alexander was the absolute best neighbor I’ve ever had. I remember as a child watching shows where the neighbors loved each other and wishing we had neighbors that acknowledged our existence; all my previous neighbors seemed to be indifferent and stayed to themselves. I think i lived next door to the Alexander’s for a week before Mr. Alexander waved me over. He introduced himself and asked me about my family. I asked him about his. We talked for a bit and he said, “if you ever need anything, we are right next door!” I knew right then and there I finally had one of those neighbors. It wasn’t long before I needed something. I was running late for work one rainy day, my kid got home before me and forgot the house key. My child called me crying they were getting wet and I said, “I’ll be home in 20 mins go see if the Alexander’s are home and will let you in until I get there. Don’t ask for nothing and mind your manners!” I came home and didn’t see a soaking wet child sulking on the front porch so I knocked on their door to find them at the dining room table doing some activity. We stayed and visited a while and I really got to know them. Mr. Alexander had all the tools and gadgets you could think of. I don’t know how many times I borrowed a saw, shovel, or extension cord from them to do a random project. A few years ago, I got very sick and my yard started to go downhill quickly. He came over and helped me get it back in shape. He fixed our fence when it started to collapse too. I’m going to miss seeing him tinker around the yard early in the mornings or fall asleep to the sound of him riding his lawnmower with the trailer attached into the backyard to work on his garden. I’m going to miss him calling out, “where you been? I haven’t seen you in a while!” when I finally emerge from my house after working late nights for weeks at a time. I’m going to miss exchanging gardening tips with him and asking him questions about how certain plants grow in our area and offering to help tend to his plants when he can’t figure out what the issue is. He has made such an impact in our lives and we will truly miss him.

  5. I send my sincere condolences to Wanda and the rest of the family of my dear cousin Boadman. My memories of Boadman go back to the days when we would visit Uncle Shelton and Aunt Lena in Louisiana.
    Over the years since we would often see one another at funerals, and other family gatherings. I will fondly remember several of those events. Boadman never missed a family reunion. Family was important to him. I remember the time when we took the family picture by the lake at Landa Park in New Braunfels. Boadman was one of the few family members not complaining about having to be out in the sun and heat. This spoke volumes to me about his character as a person.
    I will be forever grateful that I had the invitation and opportunity to be present at Boadman’s eightieth birthday celebration. This was a great gathering of family and friends that I will always remember.
    I recall the recent time when we had dinner in Seneca, Missouri with brothers, Sheldon Jr. and Russell. At that time we spoke about having the opportunity to meet other than at a funeral.
    Although we always lived miles apart, I am forever grateful for the times that we could spend together and get to know one another. Thank you for always making time for family.

  6. CandleImageMy heart is heavy, but I know my cousin is in a better place. May God bless his soul and the family. Keeping you all in prayer. I’m going to miss talking to you, asking you to tell me stories of you and my daddy growing up and all the good times we shared when you would come in town and we get together. I’m so glad I got see you last year although it was under a sad occasion, I thank God I did. Gonna Miss you.

  7. CandleImageOur condolences and prayers to Auntie Wanda and the family. We were saddened to hear of Uncle Al transitioning. Our heart goes out to you and the family. His warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. He will be truly missed.

    Love always from your nieces,
    Phyllis, Debbie, Sherry

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