Annette Butler Alessandrone (Miss. Jones), 77, formerly of Covington, GA, passed away on September 26, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Sarah Bowman, Stone Mountain. A native of Stone Mountain, she lived and raised her family there. In the early 1990’s she moved to Covington for easier job access as an administrative assistant at Ford Motor Company, McDonough. Annette was proud to have worked for Ford Tractor and Ford Motor Company for thirty years before retiring. Throughout her life her favorite hobbies included: softball (she was an awesome hind-catcher), cooking (she made a mean country-fried steak and gravy), and collecting unique knick-knacks (even participating in the Beanie Babies craze). In her retirement, she thoroughly enjoyed traveling and RV camping. Her favorite camping spot was St. George Island State Park in Florida, where she served as the volunteer campground hostess for many years. Annette was a loyal mother and fun-loving friend and made a special impact on every one she met. She loved her family dearly and was blessed with a multitude of friends. Her first husband, Douglas Stewart Butler, as well as her second husband, Ernest A. Alessandrone, preceded her in death. Survivors include her brother, Harold Bowman; her three sons, Scott, David, and Spence Butler; her four stepchildren, as well as her eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm with memorial services starting at 3:00 pm at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, Ga. 30086, with interment at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Tucker, Ga. There will be a reception to follow at First Baptist Church of Stone Mountain, 5391 Mimosa Drive, in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, you may consider a gift in memory of Annette to the Alzheimer’s Association, .

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  1. Pam & Scott, so sorry for your loss. Annette sounded like she was a joy to know — someone who enjoyed life to the fullest. You were a huge blessing to her in her final journey.

  2. David, she always brightened the room as soon as she entered it, and her personality radiated with love and humor. She was extremely proud of her sons, and she thrilled with your every success. I am proud she was a part of my life, I’m proud to have known her, and I’m relieved that her suffering is over. I pray you all find comfort in your memories and the love of your friends who offer support and prayers for you all.

  3. I only knew Annette when I was a young child but I will never forget her.
    May she rest in peace now as she will forever live snuggled in your hearts.
    Sending you all my sympathy.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. We all know she is at peace and with our God. David, I remember her when we were young and laughed all the time. That is the way I will remember her and Scott, Spence, ya’ll need to as well. We all know she loved us but the hardest thing to realize is, we get tired. May this bring some peace and comfort to you all.

    And God Said….
    I said, “God, I hurt.”
    And God said, I know.”

    I said, “God, I cry a lot.”
    And God said, “That is why I gave you tears.”

    I said, “God, I am so depressed.”
    And God said, “That is why I gave you Sunshine.”

    I said, “God, life is so hard.”
    And God said, “That is why I gave you loved ones.”

    I said, “God, my loved one died.”
    And God said, “So did mine.”

    I said, “God, it is such a loss.”
    And God said, I saw mine nailed to a cross.”

    I said, “God, but your loved one lives.”
    And God said, “So does yours.”

    I said, “God, where are they now?”
    And God said, “Mine is on My right and yours is in the Light.”

    I said, “God, it hurts.”
    And God said, I know.”

  5. Stan and I always had a good time with Annette; she made sure of that by always having a fun joke to tell. We
    took many trips together back in the Ford Tractor days, with never a dull moment…ever. From the time I first knew Annette her boys were her pride and joy and I’m sure continued throughout her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. RIP “Miss Jones”

  6. I only found out about Annette, Monday, 5 Oct, from my cousin, Ann Hamby…I remember Annette as a child when I visited Ann and always loved her caring ways…I know Annette will be missed by so many but be assured she in now on those beautiful streets of Gold with our Maker, out of her suffering, and we shall her again…Deepest sympathy to each one of you on the death of such a wonderful person.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort, continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more-Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

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