It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Alex President, 70, formerly of Cross, South Carolina, who transitioned on Friday, May 12, 2023, at MUSC Health Medical Center Northeast Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Please adhere to all COVID-19 Precautions and guidelines when visiting the family and funeral home. Masks are required.
Alex President's Life Reflections
- A TIME TO BE BORN -
Alex President, Jr., son of the late Elick and Annie Bennett President was born August 12, 1952, in Cross, South Carolina.
- A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN -
Alex graduated from Cross High School, Cross, SC in 1972. He participated on the Marching Band where he played the French Horn. He was a lover of music and enjoyed playing his horn. Alex furthered his education at Morris College in Sumter, SC where he participated in the band.
Alex was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Elizabeth Ravenell President and was blessed with two sons, Terrence and Phillip.
On July 31, 1999, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Almaz Mamushet, daughter of Tsigehann Tessema and the late Mamushet Goshime.
At an early age, Alex accepted Christ and joined Jehovah A.M.E. Church in Cross, SC. He then relocated to Maryland and joined From The Heart Ministry in Suitland, Maryland and served on the church orchestra and choir. He then relocated back to South Carolina and joined New St. Thomas Reformed Episcopal Church of Columbia, SC. He served faithfully on the Vestry Board as the Senior Warden and Junior Warden; Male Choir; Church Choir; Orchestra; and President of the Men of the Church auxiliary.
Alex was employed by Estes Express Line for thirty-plus years. He was following in his oldest brother’s footsteps.
- A TIME TO REST -
On Friday morning May 12, 2023, Alex entered into eternal rest.
Alex was preceded in death by his three siblings: Evelyn Bennett, George President, and Julious President.
- A TIME TO MOURN -
He will forever be remembered by his wife, Almaz M. President of the home; loving children: Terrence J. (Latoya) President of Annapolis, Maryland and Phillip J. President of Oxon, Maryland; six grandchildren: Deaun, Dymond, Duchan, Monique, Paris, and Mason; Goddaughter, Judy Hines of Maryland; brothers: Charlie (Javane) President of Ridgeville, SC, Theodore (Shelia) President of Moncks Corner, SC, and Raymond President of Cross, SC; mother-in-law, Tsigehanna Tessema of Virginia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Genet Mamushet of Chicago, IL, Hanna (Tesfaye) Mamushet of Ethiopia, Tigisit Mamushet of Ethiopia, Abel Mamushet of Ethiopia, Bethlehem Akalu of Dubai, Ermias (Messeret) Akalu of Ethiopia, Rahel (Fabris) Akalu of Dubai, Martha Akalu of Virginia, Mathios (Hirut) Akalu of Dubai, Elias (Sara) Akalu of Columbia, SC, Deverly President of Summerville, SC, Arthur (Donna) Ravenell of Summerville, SC, George Ravenell of Jersey City, NJ, Jesse (Tina) Ravenell, of Mint Hill, NC, Larry Ravenell of Morrisville, NC, Wilbur (Pam) Ravenell of Goose Creek, SC, Clyde (Angela) Ravenell of Pineville, SC, Claude (Celestine) Ravenell of Pineville, SC, Craig (Sherece) Ravenell of Oviedo, FL, Donald (Julie) Ravenell of Miami, FL, Ronald (Penny) Ravenell of Fayetteville, NC, Terrance Summers of North, SC, Rosa (Terry) Wilson of Columbia SC, Yvonne (Roy) Smalls of St. Stephen, SC, Berneda Ravenell of Georgetown, SC, Eveline Spann of Pineville, SC, Michell (William) Copeland of Charlotte, NC, Monica Summers of St. Mattews, SC, Shaneal Summers of Orangeburg, SC, and Dana Summers of North, SC; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
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